Most car drivers have committed the crime in some cases of driving too hard and exceeding the speed limit.
But how cautious should the British be? Is 10% over the limit too much? Find out everything you need to know here.
Can you be penalized for speeding by 10%?
While the police are recommending motorists to travel long distances, there is no guarantee that you will be speeding 10% of the speed limit.
AA spokeswoman Sarah Lewis said: “There used to be an unwritten law that as long as you’re driving within the 10 per cent speed limit, you’re unlikely to get a fine or speed perception.
“Ultimately the police force will decide but it would be unusual for someone to be booked at 32mph.”
Words like uncertain and unusual suggest that while many people will let you go, that doesn’t always happen.
Sarah continued: “The idea that there is about 10% of the allowable speed limit originates from general guidelines for enforcement to account for the inaccuracies of some speedometers.
“Normally we wouldn’t expect to see someone get fined for driving a few miles per hour on either side of the limit. However, that’s not tolerating speeding and it shouldn’t be. used as an excuse to regularly go over the line.”
What are the penalties if you are caught speeding?
If you believe you’ve been shot by a fast camera, there’s a 14-day wait to confirm it.
Notice of intent to prosecute will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle, and for minor offenses, police will often offer the opportunity to take a speed awareness course instead. issue fines and penalty points.
Although you have to pay for the course and it usually takes half a day, it still keeps your license clean.
Those who already have points on their license, or have committed more serious speeding offenses, will be fined a minimum of £100 and three or six penalty points on their licence.
Penalties can be up to £1,000 or £2,500 if you are caught on the motorway.
If you collect more than 12 points in a three-year period, you’ll face disqualification – and you’ll have to wait four years before applying to have your points cleared.
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