Thousands of drivers were shocked to read claims that motorists can now receive instant driving bans on the M25 and M1 for breaking the speed limit.

A tweet claimed that motorists can face an instant ban if they are caught speeding 90mph or over on these motorways.

The tweet by ex-footballer Frank Sinclair, which said theatre was an “auto ticket generating system with six point penalty” was retweeted thousands of times.

It claimed that the new system was going live on Tuesday 8th January at midnight.

The original tweet read: “All cameras on M1 and M25 go live at midnight tonight, set at 72mph.

“Auto ticket generating system with 6 point penalty.

“Watch your speed and tell everyone else tonight, any speed over 90mph is instant ban & possible court & custodial sentence order!! Drive safely guys & girls.”

Highways England have, however, spoke out to reassure motorists that this is not the case.

A spokesperson tweeted: “I can confirm that the content of that tweet (which appears to be doing the rounds on social media) is not correct. Safe travels.”

Drivers can be fined £100 fixed penalty notice for speeding, which can rise to £2,500 if your case is taken to court.

Speeding penalties are split into three categories – Band A, B and C.

Band A fines related to breaches of the speed limit between 1mph and 10mph, band B fines relate to 11mph and 20mph speeding violation whiles the most serious band C fines relate to anything 21mph and over.

Penalty point endorsements, fines, and disqualifications also differ between each band.

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Penalty points

  • Band A: Three
  • Band B: Four to six
  • Band C: Six

Disqualification

  • Band A: –
  • Band B: Seven to 28 days
  • Band C: Seven to 56 days

Fine

  • Band A: 25 – 75 per cent of weekly income
  • Band B: 75 – 125 per cent of weekly income
  • Band C: 125 – 175 per cent of weekly income

Source
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