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I got two speeding tickets within one week - will I be offered a speed awareness course?

I got two speeding tickets within one week. I've never been on a speed awareness course. Will I get points or be offered a course?

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The offer of a speed awareness course depends on what your speed was in relation to the limit. These vary among different police forces, but as an example it will be up to 42mph in a 30mph limit, 53mph in a 40mph and 64mph in a 50mph. There are other criteria too. Usually these are that it has been no more than 12 weeks since the date of the alleged offence, that you have not attended a speed awareness course within three years prior to the current offence and that you have admitted being the driver of the vehicle (and returned the paperwork) within 28 days.

What complicates things in your case is that you have received two in a week. Usually if there are further offences committed at the time of the alleged offence, you won't be offered a speed awareness course - and if both are from the same police force then it's very unlikely. You may be fortunate depending on when you return the paperwork, but it's a case of taking the points and fine and sticking to the limit in the future.
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