Avoid Surprises: Plan Ahead with the Speeding Fine Calculator

Avoid Surprises: Plan Ahead with the Speeding Fine Calculator

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In 2020, on average 2.2 million drivers were caught speeding which led to a number of drivers getting fines and points on their licence however, the number of points they may potentially receive can be calculated before the paperwork even comes through your door. This blog will inform you on how you can calculate the potential penalty you may receive for a speeding offence.

What is a Speeding Fine Calculator?

A Speeding Fine Calculator is a free service designed to provide immediate confirmation of the likely penalty for a speeding offence subject to the circumstances of the offence. It will calculate the potential outcome and set out:

  • Speeding fine / penalty points
  • Driving ban alerts
  • Revocation alerts
  • How you can mitigate the penalty if the case is referred to court
  • FAQs connected to your circumstances
  • When to seek legal advice

What information do I need in order to use the calculator?

In order to use the speeding fine calculator there are a couple of things you need to know. By providing the below information, it allows the calculator to predict the most accurate outcome based on your offence. 

  • Alleged speed
  • Speed limit
  • Stage of case (have you got paper work through etc)
  • How long you have had your driving licence?
  • How many points do you have on your licence?

What are the calculations based on? 

The calculations provided are based on Court guidelines, Police Operations and the results of several thousands of cases lawyers have dealt with over the last 12 years. Please do be aware that this is just guidance only. 

What is the minimum speeding fine in the UK? 

The minimum penalty speeding fine in the UK is £100 and 3 penalty points added to your licence and if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years, you could be disqualified from driving. 

How much is a speeding fine for doing 40mph in a 30mph zone? 

In the UK, most police forces have a tolerance of 10% plus 2mph above the limit before a speed camera flashes you. So, for example anyone doing more than 35mph in a 30mph zone will be issued with a speeding fine of no less than £100 and 3 penalty points added to you licence. This would be the same if you were doing a 40mph in a 30mph zone.

In some cases, depending on the speed at which they were detected, drivers may be invited to attend a Speed Awareness Course as an alternative option to penalty points. You can only be offered this course once within a period of three years from the last offence and you must book your course within 14 days of receiving the offer. 

Are there different speeding fines? 

Depending on the severity of the offence, there are different bands that determine the outcome of the penalty. Below I have attached a table that highlights the different bands and the penalty you could potentially receive.


Speed that excels the speed limit

Penalty points 

Eligible for a speed awareness course? 

Band A

If the speed limit is exceeded by 1-9 mph

3 points


Band B

If the speed limit is exceeded by 11-20 mph

4-6 points or 28-day disqualification


Band C

If the speed limit is exceeded by 20+ mph

6 points or 7-56 days disqualification


Bands D, E, F

Awarded when specific conditions make the offence worse (a driver with previous convictions, speeding near a school etc)

Potential disqualification


How much will my speeding fine be? 

Depending on the severity of the offence, the speeding fine can cost anywhere between £100 - £2500 on motorway related offences and £100 - £1000 for a speeding offence on other roads. Below is a table that shows the different bands the offence could be, the % of how much it is of your weekly income and the points you will receive.


Speed Limit (Mph)

Band A: Recorded Speed (Mph)

Band B: Recorded Speed (Mph)

Band C: Reordered Speed (Mph)




41 and over




51 and over




66 and over




76 and over




91 and over




101 and over


25-75% of weekly income

75-125% of weekly income

125-175% of weekly income







7-28 days

7-56 days

How can I prevent being caught speeding? 

Road Angel is a company that specialises in speed camera detectors and dash cams. With a speed camera detector, you get notified of the whereabouts of speed cameras whether that’s mobile, fixed, traffic light cameras etc. - the Road Angel speed camera detector range detects them all. 

Don’t get caught speeding again, get a Road Angel speed camera detector, become speed aware & prevent speeding fines!