Why have I not been offered a speed awareness course?
Not everyone who speeds will be offered to go on the 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..
Do you pay for 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.
How many times can you be offered a speed awareness course?
You can only attend one once every three years, which means if you offend again within that period you will have to take the points. The speed awareness course is a popular choice.
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.
Can you take speed awareness course in 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.