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Most recently answered speed awareness course questions
Am I required to declare a speeding conviction when I renew my car insurance when I accepted the "Drive Awareness" course incurring no points?
I am puzzled by your response to CD of Swansea’s query. Surely the speed awareness course is offered as an alternative to penalty points. It is not a course forgiving the conviction. CD broke the law and...
I have received a notice of intended prosecution for a company vehicle I was driving. The vehicle is a Vauxhall Vivaro 2900 LWB combi. It has six seats; three in front and three in the rear, with a bulkhead...
In response to JC of Trowbridge, I sympathise with his frustration at middle lane motorway drivers. Having recently returned from driving in France and Spain I agree with Honest John that British driving...
I was recently caught on camera doing 38mph in a 30mph limit area. The police authority offered me a speed awareness course at £90 with zero points or a £60 fine with three points on my licence. I chose...
A friend recently attended a Speed Awareness Course and said that they had been told the average time stopped on a motorway hard shoulder before being hit from behind is 25 minutes. Is this correct? If...
In your reply to PJ you intimate that he would avoid any increase in his insurance premium by undertaking a speed awareness course. Is this in fact the situation as it appears, that PJ was in fact speeding...
We know of the selling of vehicle keeper data by the DVLA to some interested parties such as parking enforcement companies. I did not know that the Police Authorities are now permitted to provide (outsource)...
After reading of ES of Newton Abbot’s speeding and subsequent Speed Awareness Course, I thought I would add my thoughts after attending a course earlier in the month (56mph in a 50mph). The course is run...
I received a letter from Thames Valley Police Fixed Penalty Support Unit on 7th Sept 2011 to notify me that I was doing 36mph in a 30mph restriction on August 17th 2011. I wrote back to them to suggest...