Is it illegal to drive 1km/h over the speed limit and will I be fined? – The Irish sun
DRIVERS will be aware that exceeding the speed limit could result in fines or worse.
But will you be penalized if you exceed it even slightly? That’s all you need to know.
Can I be fined if I exceed the limit by 1 km/h?
Drivers can be fined if they drive 1 km/h over the speed limit.
Fines and consequences are determined according to the range of circumstances – taking into account the speed limit, how much you drove over it or other factors such as: B. if there is a school nearby.
Drivers are placed in Band A if they exceed the speed limit between 1 and 9mph – and can be assessed a fixed speeding ticket, three penalty points and a fine.
However, if you own a GPS, dashcam or speed camera detector that has its own built-in speedometer, you will find that it is different from your car.
That’s because they use GPS, while car dials are calibrated to be slightly “underread” – and that’s why the police instituted a tolerance level.
When you’re driving at 70 miles per hour, you’re often only going about 68 miles per hour.
So if you nudge your speedometer to 71 mph, you’re usually still within legal limits and not caught by a speed camera.
That doesn’t mean you should drive that way by default, as it’s always safer to drive within limits.
But in most cases you won’t be fined if you accidentally sneak over.
ROAD LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
How much does a speeding ticket cost?
The minimum fine for a speeding fine is £100 – but the penalties depend on which speed category you’re placed in.
Level A fines apply to exceeding the speed limit by smaller amounts and can net you a fine of anywhere from 25% to 75% of your weekly earnings.
B penalties – when motorists drive between 11 and 20 mph over the speed limit – can cost you between 75 per cent and 125 per cent of your weekly earnings, as well as points towards your driver’s license or a driving ban.
Tier C penalties could mean speeding drivers being hit with six points and a fine of between 125% and 175% of your weekly earnings if they drive 21mph or more over the legal limit.
Other factors can push you into even higher bands, which in turn have higher penalties.
Do I need to take a speed awareness course if I’m caught speeding?
Drivers who have committed their first speeding offense or who have not received a speeding penalty in the last three years can take a speed awareness course.
In this way, drivers avoid high fines and receive points for their driving licence.
Only certain speeding violations are eligible for this option, so not everyone is offered it.
The courses aim to educate road users about the dangers and possible consequences of speeding, to encourage them not to do it again.
Drivers can only take a speed awareness course once every three years.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/2123835/speeding-drivers-fined-1mph-over-limit/ Is it illegal to drive 1km/h over the speed limit and will I be fined? – The Irish sun