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Think I've been caught doing 60mph in a 30... what will happen

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Shouldhavenotdonethat Fri 22-Feb-19 20:30:24

So I'm likely to get flamed for this I know

I've been driving for 15 years. No convictions, no crashes. I'm generally very careful and a considerate road user

Today i was driving down a country lane that leads to the edge of a town. They are in the process of building a housing estate on the edge of the town and have now made it an immediate 30mph from a 60 as you come towards the edge of this new estate. I went through the 30 sign at 60, slowing down as I was going along. Then spotted a police van with a camera pointing out of the back of it sad just up the road

How much trouble am I in?

I was slowing down before I hit the urban bit, but I Definately was still doing 60 as I went through the 30 limit sign.

I'm so stressed i feel sick with worry.

If i lose my license i lose my job

sackrifice Fri 22-Feb-19 20:32:50

You are likely to get 6 points and a fine for that.

It's not the end of the world. Stop stressing.

Gazelda Fri 22-Feb-19 20:33:34

I imagine there'll be a severe penalty for driving at twice the speed limit. But I can't imagine it'd be a straight off ban.

Undies1990 Fri 22-Feb-19 20:33:57

You'll probably get a letter in the post giving you a fine and 3 points on your licence. You might by offered a driver awareness course. If it's your first offence, don't worry you won't lose your licence.

chickengirl77 Fri 22-Feb-19 20:34:25

Points &fine or you can pay to do speeding course

Whisky2014 Fri 22-Feb-19 20:35:09

Probably 6 points and a fine too. I got caught doing 58 in a 40 and got 3 points and a 200 quid fine. I genuinely thought it was a 60pmh area but missed a sign where it changedsad

Shouldhavenotdonethat Fri 22-Feb-19 20:35:23

At the point I spotted the police van i was doing 40 , still in the process of slowing down. Not good I know

WhenISnappedAndFarted Fri 22-Feb-19 20:35:27

I'd expect points and a fine.

Motherofcreek Fri 22-Feb-19 20:36:30

If you smashed in to a child at that speed you would totally annihilate them

JustAnotherPoster00 Fri 22-Feb-19 20:36:48

Sounds like a sp30 and a band c fine

Shouldhavenotdonethat Fri 22-Feb-19 20:37:09

Do u think there's a chance if just the 3 points if they clocked me at double the speed limit? Do they take into account the nature of the road ie. The fact it had been a 60mph limit a few secs before?
Sorry if I sound mental. Just about to return to work off mat leave and genuinely love my job

MmaMakutsi Fri 22-Feb-19 20:37:38

I'm not sure the OP was asking that Motherofcreek. Full marks though for pointing out the bleeding obvious. hmm

madvixen Fri 22-Feb-19 20:37:43

I think that's going to be a court summons I'm afraid

Shouldhavenotdonethat Fri 22-Feb-19 20:37:53

@justanotherposter what does that mean?

TrixieFranklin Fri 22-Feb-19 20:38:21

No they won't take into account the nature of the road.

Shouldhavenotdonethat Fri 22-Feb-19 20:38:32

@madvixen what would a court summons involve?

NerrSnerr Fri 22-Feb-19 20:38:57

Do you already have points OP? If not, it's not great but not the end of the world. You don't get banned until you get 12 points.

AirBiscuit Fri 22-Feb-19 20:39:03

Sentencing guidelines here

If you were caught doing 60 then it is at the top of the sentencing range. So potential ban and/or points plus fine. You would have to go to court. If that happens then grovel lots. No option of doing a speeding course at that speed I’m afraid.

mysteryfairy Fri 22-Feb-19 20:39:10

This happened to a family member but 70 and 40. The speed is too excessive to be dealt with via a fixed penalty notice so he was taken to court. The outcome was 6 points and a fine. You have to provide details of your income which informs the fine so if you earn a lot expect to be fined accordingly.

madvixen Fri 22-Feb-19 20:39:24

It will be a hearing at a magistrates court who have the power to ban you from driving and implement significant fines.

Shouldhavenotdonethat Fri 22-Feb-19 20:39:58

@nerrsnerr no points before in my life

TrixieFranklin Fri 22-Feb-19 20:39:57

Speeding fine calculator above for points and fine based on your income and the speed limit and your speed.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Fri 22-Feb-19 20:40:33

You only get offered speed awareness for exceeding limit by up to a certain amount. Not for 60 in a 30 zone

Frangipane Fri 22-Feb-19 20:40:53

I'm not sure you will be offered a speed awareness course. I had to do one a few years back. I was clocked doing 34 in a 30mph zone. I am pretty sure the course was for people doing anything from 33 to 45 mph in a 30 zone (different speeds apply for different zones.) So if you were clocked going over 45, you would have to take points on your licence and a fine.

CoachBombay Fri 22-Feb-19 20:41:14

I really don't want to worry you too much but 60 in a 30 is double the speed limit, and will be a Band C fine plus either 6 points or disqualification for 7 – 56 days
Possible maximum fine of up to £1000. 😳

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