The system described above works with three categories, split into “Bands.” They have A, B, and C. The latter is for the worst offenders, who drive 51 mph (82 km/h) or above in a 30 mph (48 km/h) zone, or 101 mph (162 km/h) and above in an area limited to 70 mph (112 km/h).
As Autocar explains, Band B means moderate speeding, while Band A is for those who drive 1 to 10 mph (1,6-16 km/h) or 1 to 20 mph (1,6-32 km/h) on top of the posted limit.
Band A has fines that range between 25% and 75% of what a driver makes in a week, while the B category of penalties goes from 75% to 125% of a speed offender’s weekly income. Band C can go up to 175% of what a driver earns in a week, and it is accompanied by a driving ban that starts at seven days.
If people drive even faster than the mentioned restrictions, a longer driving disqualification will be given. Those penalties will happen in a manner according to the offense.
However, fines are capped at GBP 2,500 ($3,200) on motorways and GPB 1,000 ($1,278) elsewhere. As a result, truly wealthy individuals will not fear the financial part, but the driving ban.
Being unemployed will not "help" any offender, because the minimum wage will probably be used as a base for the penalty.
Police officers would have to take into account if other road users were around when the speeding offense happened, what was the state of the environment (if it is near a school, for example) in the area, the offender’s driving standard, and other factors.
A true first-time offender may only face the minimum penalty, but that involves a proper conduct on behalf of that person.