Speeding fines can be heftier than you first think as Britons risk driving ban, according to an exclusive investigation by Express.co.uk.
Motorists who fail to slow down in areas with speed limits can be hit with hefty fines and penalty points, but as our exclusive investigation reveals, the consequences of speeding could be even more severe.
In 2018, more than 6,000 people were banned from driving for speeding offences, which is the highest number since 2010.
The investigation found that police forces across the UK have stepped up their enforcement of speeding, with some issuing more than 11,000 fines each year.
The data, obtained by Freedom of Information requests, also showed that in some areas, drivers could be hit with fines of up to £1,000 and up to nine penalty points if they are caught speeding.
The investigation revealed that some drivers are repeat offenders, and as a result, they could face a driving ban if they are caught speeding again.
In addition, the data showed that drivers caught speeding more than twice in a three-year period could face an immediate driving ban.
The law states that drivers who are caught speeding can be fined up to £2,500 and given a minimum of three penalty points on their licence.
The investigation also found that some drivers have been hit with fines of up to £400 for going just 10mph over the speed limit, while others have been fined up to £1,000 for going 20mph over the limit.
It is important to remember that speeding can have serious consequences, including a driving ban, hefty fines and penalty points.
So it is essential that drivers are aware of the law and drive within the speed limit. It is also important to remember that if you are caught speeding more than twice in a three-year period, you could face an immediate driving ban.