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dave134
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If you want to know what the magistrates are told in any given circumstances, their sentencing guidelines are publicly available.

http://www.jsboard.co.uk/downloads/acbb/section2a.pdf

The basic guidelines are:

3 to 6 penalty points, OR a driving ban (up to 56 days is mentioned)
The fine is a maximum of £1000 (or £2500 if caught on a motorway)
Fines are related to your income.
If you get banned, you don't get points.

If they can, they will typically offer a £60 fine and 3 points by post. If you are not offered this, then its because you either have 9 points already, or they want to have a magistrate consider a higher penalty.

If you refuse the £60 and 3 points you will go to court, but if after seeing the evidence you decide to still plead guilty, they will only add on around £35 costs.

The points guidelines are as follows:

3 points -- 10 over in a 20 or 30, 15 over in a 40 or 50, 20 over in a 60 or 70
4/5 points or up to 42 day ban 11-20 over, 16-25 over, or 21-30 over respectively
6 points or up to 56 day ban, faster than that.

They are supposed to take the circumstances into account such as recieving a panicked phone call from someone and speeding off to get to them would count as mitigation, whilst a professional driver speeding would be an aggravating factor, as would speeding whilst on bail.

These are however only guidelines, so it is quite possible for the magistrates to do something else (within the maximums).
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dimexi
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Thanks for the info :yy:
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(Original post by dave134)
The points guidelines are as follows:

3 points -- 10 over in a 20 or 30, 15 over in a 40 or 50, 20 over in a 60 or 70
4/5 points or up to 42 day ban 11-20 over, 16-25 over, or 21-30 over respectively
6 points or up to 56 day ban, faster than that.
Does that mean you can't get done for doing 39 in a 30 zone? Or 89 in a 70? Because I'm pretty sure my mum got points for the former (although they've long since expired so it was many years ago).
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Sorry, I meant "up to 10" etc
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