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Caught Speeding Twice in a Week? What are the Consequences

by | Jan 19, 2024 | Articles, Driving Offence Advice

Speeding allegations are a serious matter, and if you find yourself facing the unfortunate situation of being caught speeding twice in a week, understanding the legal implications is very important. As experts in motoring offences in England and Wales, Kang & Co Solicitors are here to guide you through the potential consequences, shedding light on sentencing guidelines as per the Road Traffic Act 1988.

Caught Speeding Twice in a Week

The Road Traffic Act 1988 lays the groundwork for regulating road usage in England and Wales, particularly when it comes to speeding offences. Section 89 (1)  of the Act defines the offence of exceeding the speed limit on a public road, establishing the legal framework for prosecution and penalties.

Speeding twice in a week on the roads of England and Wales can lead to serious legal consequences. The Road Traffic Act 1988 governs speeding offences, and Section 89 (1) specifically defines the offence of exceeding the speed limit on public roads. When caught speeding twice within a short timeframe, the courts often view this as a repeated violation, potentially aggravating the severity of the consequences. The Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines come into play, offering a framework for sentencing that considers factors such as the speeds involved, the presence of aggravating factors, and the driver’s prior history.

In such cases, drivers may face higher fines and an increased number of penalty points on their driving licence. The cumulative effect of multiple speeding offences within a week could also result in the imposition of more severe penalties, impacting not only one’s driving record but potentially leading to disqualification. It’s crucial for individuals facing these allegations to seek prompt legal advice to understand the specific details of their case and explore potential defences.

Sentencing Guidelines

The Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines provide direction for sentencing individuals convicted of speeding offences. For those caught speeding twice in a week, the court may view the repeated violations as an aggravating factor, potentially resulting in higher fines, increased penalty points, or even disqualification from driving depending on how many points you currently have on your licence.

Speed Limit (MPH)
20
30
40
50
60
70
SENTENCING RANGE
POINTS / DISQUALIFICATION
Recorded Speed (MPH)
41 and above
51 and above
66 and above
76 and above
91 and above
101 and above
BAND C FINE
Disqualify 7 – 56 days OR 6 points
Recorded Speed (MPH)
31 – 40
41 – 50
56 – 65
66 – 75
81 – 90
91 – 100
BAND B FINE
Disqualify 7 – 28 days OR 4 – 6 points
Recorded Speed (MPH)
21 – 30
31 – 40
41 – 55
51 – 65
61 – 80
71 – 90
BAND A FINE
3 points

Court Discretion with Penalty Points for Multiple Speeding Offences on the Same Car Journey

In cases where a driver is caught speeding multiple times on the same car journey or stretch of road, it’s important to note that the court holds discretionary powers when determining penalty points. While the standard practice may involve assigning separate sets of penalty points for each offence, the court has the authority to exercise discretion in certain circumstances.

The court may choose to apply only one set of penalty points, considering factors such as the proximity of the offences, the speed differentials, and the overall circumstances surrounding the journey. This discretionary approach acknowledges that, in some instances, imposing multiple sets of penalty points may not be proportionate to the nature of the offences.

The Road Traffic Act provides a framework for penalty points, but it also allows for the exercise of judicial discretion. This discretion takes into account the principle of fairness and ensures that the punishment aligns with the severity of the conduct. However, it’s crucial to understand that court discretion varies, and outcomes depend on the specific details of each case.

While the court may have the authority to apply only one set of penalty points, seeking professional legal advice becomes crucial to present a compelling case for leniency. Kang & Co Solicitors have extensive experience in navigating the nuances of motoring offences, and we can provide expert guidance tailored to your specific situation.

In such complex scenarios, our legal team is dedicated to helping you understand the court’s discretion, exploring potential defences, and working towards the most favourable outcome for your case.

Do you require legal advice &/or representation?

If you are facing a driving offence prosecution and require expert legal representation at Court, call our lawyers on 0330 818 9843 or complete our Contact Form.

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