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Breach of Road Signage: What are the penalties?

By: Simon McBride - Updated: 18 Jun 2013 | comments*Discuss
 
Breach Of Road Signage: What Are The Penalties?

Every road is governed by signs and if you breach these then you will receive penalty points and a fine from the authorities. There are many different road sign across Great Britain, and many different penalty point to go with them. We take you through the possible outcome of breaking the following rules and signs at present.

Driving Offences

  • The driver of a goods vehicle exceeding the speed limit signs will receive 3-6 points on their licence and a possible fine.
  • An SP20 means the vehicle has exceeded the speed limit for that type of vehicle and the driver will receive 3-6 points on their licence and a possible fine of up to £1,000.
  • An SP30 means that the driver has exceeded the statutory speed limit on a public road and will receive between 3-6 points on their licence. The fine can be up to a maximum of £1,000.
  • An SP50 means that the driver of the vehicle has exceeded the passenger vehicle speed limit and will be given between 3-6 points on their licence. A fine is also possible.
  • Breaking the speed limit while on a motorway can bring a fine up to a maximum of £2,500. The driver will also receive 3-6 points on their driving licence and is known as an SP60.
  • A TS10 means that you have been convicted of speeding. The driver will receive between 3-6 penalty points on their licence, a fine is also possible.
  • A TS20 means that the driver failed to comply with a set of traffic lights signals, a fine of up to £1,000 is possible while this road traffic offence comes with an automatic three point penalty on their licence.
  • A TS30 means that the driver failed to comply with double white line regulations. For this breach the driver can be fined up to a maximum of £1,000 and will receive an automatic three point penalty on their licence.
  • A TS40 means that the driver failed to comply with a ‘STOP’ sign. The driver can be fined up to a maximum of £1,000 and will receive an automatic three point penalty on their licence.
  • A TS50 means that the driver did not legally obey the traffic sign. The driver can be fined up to a maximum of £1,000 and will receive an automatic three point penalty on their licence.
  • A TS60 is failure to comply with a school crossing patrol sign. The driver will receive an automatic three point penalty on their licence and a fine is also possible.
  • A TS70 is an undefined offence that the driver has fell foul of a traffic direction. The driver can be fined up to a maximum of £1,000 and will receive an automatic three point penalty on their licence.

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