How driving below the speed limit can see you banned, fined and even JAILED

BRITS have been warned that going under the speed limit could result in a ban, fine and even jail time.

Most drivers know that exceeding the limit is a safety hazard, illegal and can cost hundreds in fines.

Britons have been warned that driving below the speed limit can be punished with a driving ban, a fine and even jail time


Britons have been warned that driving below the speed limit can be punished with a driving ban, a fine and even jail timeCredit: Andrew Neil/Media Scotland

But driving too slowly can also lead to accidents.

Not traveling fast enough on the roads can result in traffic jams and lead to tailgating or unsafe overtaking.

The Highway Code doesn’t have specific penalties for speeding, but you could still get into trouble if your speeding is seen as dangerous.

Motorists could get away with a verbal warning from a police officer, but in extreme cases they could face penalties for careless and reckless driving, or even dangerous driving.

According to CambridgeshireLive, getting pinged could also invalidate your insurance policy.

If you’re accused of careless and reckless driving, you could face an unlimited fine of three to nine points on your driver’s license – or you could lose your license.

Penalties for dangerous driving are harsher and include two years imprisonment, disqualification from driving, an unlimited fine and three to 11 points on your driver’s license.

In less serious cases, however, you’ll likely only be charged with a minor speeding offense carrying a £100 fine and three penalty points.

Some roads have minimum speed limits to avoid congestion – and you’re more likely to spot them in high-risk areas like tunnels.

The minimum speed limit is a light blue circular sign with a white number in the middle.

This comes after British holidaymakers flying to Spain this summer were warned against making a costly but easy mistake.

Plus, a seasoned mechanic with more than 55 years of experience claims there are three new electric cars he wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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