The National Speed Awareness Course has been put in place to give drivers who are found to be in excess of the speed limit the opportunity to attend driver re-education around the dangers of speeding as an alternative to a fixed penalty ticket.
The course is only offered for low-level speeding offences detected by fixed or mobile speed cameras, and drivers are only eligible if they have not attended a Speed Awareness Course anywhere in the country within the last three years. If you have been caught speeding, you will be notified if you are eligible to attend a Speed Awareness Course after completing the Notice of Intended Prosecution.
Since this is a national course, drivers can choose to take a course in any area that offers them, regardless of where the original offence occurred. Costs may vary between areas, but courses in the West Midlands currently cost £88 (subject to an annual review) and drivers who take the course will not receive three points on their licence.
The theory-based workshops last for four hours and cover:
- Hazard awareness
- Speeding consequences
- Driving safety tips
For more information on courses within the West Midlands, to book a course, or to find directions to a course venue, please visit the TTC Group website.