If you are caught far in excess of the speed limit there is a high risk of an immediate disqualification from driving based on the recorded speed. Frustratingly, different Courts around the country have different local practices. A good rule of thumb however is if you are more than 40% over the speed limit, you are at risk of an immediate disqualification.
The length of the ban is again at the Court’s discretion, but will range from 7 to 90 days depending on the exact circumstances of your case, your personal situation and the quality of the mitigation raised by you or your Barrister.
As a general rule, the Courts will punish high excess speeding offences with instant disqualifications. Also, any driver reaching 12 penalty points within 3 years would face a 6 month disqualification under the “totting up” procedure. The mandatory guideline is that under the “totting up” procedure, a 6 month disqualification should be imposed but when the licence is returned, the slate is wiped clean and the points removed.
Discretionary disqualification; or
£1000 or £2500 for motorway offences.