In the UK there are a number of speed camera’s throughout the country, some which you may not always be aware of. The best way to avoid receiving a speeding fine is to always be aware of the speed limit where you are travelling and your speed on the road. Sixt has provided some information below regarding speed camera fines.
If you are caught speeding by a speed camera you are likely to be fined £100 and also get 3 points on your licence.
You could also be given the opportunity to attend a speed awareness course, which you have to pay for but it will allow you to avoid incurring penalty points on your licence.
This does also depend on how much you were exceeding the speed limit by, the circumstances and your driving record.
For more serious speeding offences you could be taken to court where the fine can be as much as £1000 if it occurred on a normal road and £2500 on motorways.
If you are caught speeding you will receive a notice of intended prosecution through the post within 14 days of the offence. You will then have 28 days to respond to this.
With most minor speeding offences when you return the notice of intended prosecution you will receive a conditional offer of a fixed penalty notice.
You can either choose to pay the fine and accept the penalty points or if you think you have been wrongly charged you can take the case to court.
The only way to avoid paying the fine in court is if you have a very good reason for speeding and if you are found guilty you could end up paying a lot more than the original fine.
* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.