4. Motoring offences appropriate for imposition of fine or discharge

Effective from: 04 August 2008

Part 4: Motorway offences

Maximum fines

A fine must not exceed the statutory limit. Where this is expressed in terms of a 'level', the maxima are:

Level 1 £200
Level 2 £500
Level 3 £1,000
Level 4 £2,500
Level 5 Unlimited

 

Offence Maximum Points Starting point  Special considerations 
Drive in reverse or wrong way on slip road L4 3 B
Drive in reverse or wrong way on motorway L4 3 C
Drive off carriageway (central reservation or hard shoulder) L4 3 B
Make U turn on motorway L4 3 C
Learner driver or excluded vehicle L4 3 B
Stop on hard shoulder L4 A
Vehicle in prohibited lane L4 3 A
Walk on motorway, slip road or hard shoulder L4 A
Band ranges
Starting point Range
Fine Band A  50% of relevant weekly income  25 – 75% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band B  100% of relevant weekly income  75 – 125% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band C  150% of relevant weekly income 125 – 175% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band D  250% of relevant weekly income 200 – 300% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band E 400% of relevant weekly income 300 – 500% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band F  600% of relevant weekly income  500 – 700% of relevant weekly income