Why Wasn’T I Offered A Speed Awareness Course?

How do I get a speed awareness course instead of points?

Speed Awareness Courses Drivers, depending upon the speed at which they were detected, may be invited to attend a Speed Awareness Course as an alternative to penalty points.

This course can only be offered once in a period of three years from the last date of detection..

Do you always get offered a speed awareness course?

You’ll only be offered the course if: You haven’t been convicted for any other speeding offences in the past three years. You’ve been caught driving over 10% plus 2mph of the limit, but below 10% plus 9mph.

What is the criteria for being offered a speed awareness course?

How do I know if I’m eligible for a Speed Awareness course? the speed you were travelling at the time of the offence must fall within the acceptable speed range (Speed limit + 10% + 9mph). For example, in a 30 mph limit – you could attend a course up to 42mph inclusive.

How long do you have to attend a speed awareness course?

around four hoursThere is no strict time limit for how long a driver awareness course must last. On average, a speed awareness course takes around four hours to complete.

How many mph over the speed limit is allowed in UK?

Drivers caught at speeds up to 10 mph over the limit are classed as band A, with band B fares relating to offences where motorists were clocked at 11-21 mph over the limit.

What happens if I dont attend speed awareness course?

What happens if I don’t turn up or I’m late? You must attend on your allocated time and date or you will be prosecuted for the offence you have committed. If you do not attend there will be no refund of your course fee.

What happens if you fail a speed awareness course?

If you choose to attend a speed awareness course, you’ll find there are locations spread throughout England and Northern Ireland. … When you’re considering accepting a National Speed Awareness Course offer, remember it’s not a test, and there’s no pass or fail. You simply have to turn up and listen.

What’s the fine for doing 38mph in a 30mph zone?

If you get caught driving at 51mph or above in a 30mph zone, you’ll probably get a fine of 150% of your weekly income. You’ll also probably get 6 points on your licence, or a disqualification of between 7 and 56 days.

Do you have to declare speed awareness course to insurance?

Many insurers add on about 30%. But a speed awareness course is not a conviction, so it might not make any difference to your premium. You must, though, answer all questions honestly. So, if your insurer asks if you have been convicted of a motoring offence – a routine question – you can truthfully answer no.

How much is a national speed awareness course?

Having points on your licence will increase your car insurance costs and speeding convictions stay on your record for at least four years. But, the speed awareness course is not free. Courses are run by instructors approved by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme and cost around £100.

Can you go on a speed awareness course in the first 2 years of driving?

You will be able to enroll on a speed awareness course if it is your first speeding offence or if you haven’t been caught in the past three years. You’re only eligible for a speed awareness course if the police offer it to you as a choice.