13 Reasons Why is currently making waves as a much watch Netflix Original Series. But would you believe that there are at least 13 offences committed throughout the 13 episodes? Over the next 7 days I will be continuing to post blogs about the 13 different offences I have found and what could happen should you be arrested or charged with them.

The table below can be found on the Sentencing Council Website here.

7. Speeding (Section 89(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984)

Speeding is a Summary Only offence meaning that it can only be heard in the Magistrates Court.

Please see our recent blog Speeding Fines are changing from today which outlines the new guidelines in relation to fines imposed for Speeding offences.

Speeding does not only put you at danger but could also cause danger to other road users. It is an offence that is taken very seriously and you can now be fined up to 175% of your weekly income.

The fines fall into different Band categories depending on the speed of travel and in which limit you were caught speeding. Please see the table below for the guidelines: –


If you travel grossly in excess of the speed limit, the Court can impose a disqualification of more than 56 days.

The Justices have the choice whether or not to also endorse your license with between 3 and 6 penalty points. If this puts you up to 12 points under the “totting up” procedure then it could mean that you face a ban and could even have to re-take your driving tests before being able to regain your license. If you are a new driver and have been driving for less than two years, a Band B or C speeding offence resulting in 6 penalty points could see you facing your license being revoked by the DVLA.

If you face a disqualification but losing your license would be an exceptional hardship to you or others, we could argue this for you in Court. The Justices will consider if losing your license would put your or other people’s lives in serious hardship (such as loss of jobs, unable to care for family members). The Courts can consider exceptional hardship on a basis that you have not used the same reasons within the last 3 years.

Unfortunately, the majority of driving offences are not covered by the Legal Aid Agency and therefore, any representation at Court would be on a private paying basis. (Remember, any advice given at the Police Station is free of charge under the Advice and Assistance Scheme funded by the Legal Aid Agency). At Ringrose Law, we have very competitive fees for representation at Court whether you intend to plead guilty or not guilty. Feel free to contact any of our offices for more information on these fees.


 We at Ringrose Law understand how worrying it can be if you are arrested in relation to any offence. We would always recommend that you obtain Legal Representation if you are arrested or interviewed. You are entitled to free and independent Legal advice at the Police Station.

Contact our Criminal Defence team who will be able to represent you at the Police Station on any matter, covered by the Legal Aid Agency’s Advice and Assistance Scheme. We have offices in Boston, Lincoln, Spalding, Sleaford, Grantham and Newark.

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