How Long Before You Can Take A Speed Awareness Course?

Can I take a speed awareness course?

Not everyone is eligible to go on a speed awareness course, and criteria vary depending on the police force.

You may be eligible if: you haven’t attended a speed awareness course in the past three years.

the speed you were doing is within the acceptable range..

Do you have to declare speed awareness course to insurance?

Many insurers add on about 30%. But a speed awareness course is not a conviction, so it might not make any difference to your premium. You must, though, answer all questions honestly. So, if your insurer asks if you have been convicted of a motoring offence – a routine question – you can truthfully answer no.

Can you go on a speed awareness course in the 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.

How much is a speed awareness course UK?

Even though the course is the same no matter where you go, the cost will vary depending on the area. Usually though it’s between £80 and £100. Given that a fixed penalty notice for speeding is usually around £100 and three points on your licence, opting for a speed awareness course usually works out to be less costly.

How much is a speeding fine UK?

How much are speeding fines UK? In the UK, drivers who are caught speeding can be fined a minimum of £100. You can also have three penalty points added to your licence. If you receive 12 penalty points or more within a three year period, you could be disqualified from driving.

What do I take to a speed awareness course?

When you are given the go ahead you can book a speed awareness course online, and you’ll need your driving licence number to do so. You’ll also need to bring photographic identification with you when attending the course (your driving licence card or passport will suffice).

How long before you can do another speed awareness course?

three yearsYou can only attend one once every three years, which means if you offend again within that period you will have to take the points.

How long do you get to do a speed awareness course?

four to five hourWhat is a speed awareness course? Speed awareness courses are four to five hour long sessions for people caught speeding. They’re offered as an alternative to points on your licence. It’s like going back on an intensive, theoretical driving lesson where you’re retaught the dangers of speeding or dangerous driving.

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.

Why wasn’t I offered a speed awareness course?

Why haven’t I been offered a speed awareness course? It’s entirely up to the discretion of your local police on whether or not to offer you a speed awareness course. If you’ve already taken one within the last 3 years, or you were well above the speed limits stipulated by the police, you won’t be offered one.

How much is a national 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.