Just had this sent through to me from my transport manager
"From 24 April 2017 motorists caught speeding will face tougher penalties.
The changes will see fines for motorists caught going well above the speed limit start from 150% of their weekly income, rather than the existing level of 100%.
Someone who is sentenced for driving at 101mph or faster in a 70mph zone will now be dealt with in a more severe bracket. Fines are determined in categories:
Band A is 50% of someone's weekly income
Band B is 100% of someone's weekly income
Band C is 150% of someone's weekly income
Drivers will also face points or a disqualification depending on the offence. The guidelines apply to all motorists. Magistrates can still issue higher fines, impose a driving ban or sentence drivers to a prison sentence.
Anyone speeding at 51mph in a 30mph limit faces a fine equivalent to 150% of their weekly income. For anyone earning £25,000 a year, this means handing over a minimum of £720 - and they'll also receive penalty points on their driving licence. This compares to an average speeding fine of £188 in 2015.
While speeding fines are not unlimited, they are high enough to hit even the wealthiest offender in the pocket. Under the new regime, the fine is capped to £2,500 for those caught speeding on the motorway and £1,000 everywhere else.
Magistrates can take mitigating or aggravating factors into account. For example, speeding because of an emergency and receiving a Band C fine, could see the fine reduced to 125% of the driver’s weekly income.
However, the presence of an aggravating factor could see a Band C speeding fine rise to as much as 175%. Aggravating factors include things like being a persistent offender or speeding while towing a trailer or a caravan.
Magistrates can also sentence outside of the guidelines if they feel that the interests of justice would be best served by doing so."