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  • Offline jdep12   us

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    Re: speed limits
    Reply #10 on: 04 January, 2023, 05:49:19 am
    04 January, 2023, 05:49:19 am
    *Originally Posted by richardcbf [+]
    Presumably it's the The Driver Awareness Scheme
    https://www.dorsetroadsafe.org.uk/education-coursestraining/driver-awareness/

    and signage of a 30 mph speed limit is the same everywhere in the UK.
    https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits

    Apart from that it does seem unreasonable to offer attendance in an 'awareness' course, but only within Dorset.
    Having said that, several years ago I got caught speeding in a car (94mph, Cambridgeshire, national maximum speed limit dual carriageway, Police hand-held radar gun - the road was devoid of traffic, except me, which allowed them to catch me up from a standing start!) but wasn't offered an 'awareness' course and chose to accept the fixed penalty of 60 and 3 points instead of going to court.



    Thants great, thanks for the information

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    Re: speed limits
    Reply #11 on: 04 January, 2023, 12:43:59 pm
    04 January, 2023, 12:43:59 pm
    That was 5 years ago, things change so do the requirements for an awareness course. The current deal for a fixed penalty SP30 speeding offence, that is speeding up to 30 mph over the posted speed limit, is a 100 fine and 3 penalty points. As far as I know if it is your first driving offence within the past 3 years and your speed was no more than 10% +9 mph over the posted limit the Police have the option to recommend you for an awareness course. it's an option not a given. If the Police see your speeding as excessive expect the 100, 3 point FPN or worse an audience in front of the Magistrates where the penalties can increase to a maximum of a 2,500 fine plus 6 penalty points and disqualification from driving.

     



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