Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about policing or the law? You may be able to find the answer here.
Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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However, the threshold at which speed enforcement begins is at the discretion of each individual police force. Below are the recommendations from the Association of Chief Police Officers as to what the minimum speed for enforcement is and what is the minimum speed for court proceedings.
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BELOW ARE ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS AND POLICE FORCES ARE NOT BOUND TO FOLLOW THEM SO YOU CANNOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION. IT HAS BEEN REPRODUCED HERE AS A GUIDE ONLY ***
|Limit||Device tolerance||Fixed Penalty when education is not appropriate||Speed Awareness if appropriate||Summons in all other cases and above|
|20 mph||22 mph||24 mph||24 mph||31 mph||35 mph|
|30 mph||32 mph||35 mph||35 mph||42 mph||50 mph|
|40 mph||42 mph||46 mph||46 mph||53 mph||66 mph|
|50 mph||52 mph||57 mph||57 mph||64 mph||76 mph|
|60 mph||62 mph||68 mph||68 mph||75 mph||86 mph|
|70 mph||73 mph||79 mph||79 mph||86 mph||96 mph|
|All speeds identified above are those shown on the speed device, speedometer or other detection devices|