Motorists caught speeding in the West Midlands can now avoid getting three points on their licence in exchange for attending a short classroom education course. Speed awareness courses have been introduced by West Midlands Police to re-educate motorists and cut the region's road crash toll.
For more information about driver education visit www.ttc-uk.com or call 0845 270 4363.
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Test yourself on road safety issues
You see this symbol on a motorway gantry. What does it indicate?
do not use hard shoulder except in emergency
You are incorrect. The correct answer is: lane closed. On a motorway with Active Traffic Management this symbol will appear with flashing beacons to indicate a lane is closed. Give yourself enough time to change lanes before the closure.
In 2002 the Department of Transport
gave the seven Local Authorities in the West Midlands region the go
ahead to join up with the Magistrates Court, Highways Agency and West
Midlands Police to form the Casualty Reduction Partnership. Whether
you use speed camera detector equipment or have logged on to find out
speed camera locations, you should know excessive speed contributes
to thousands of injuries on our roads each year.