Quick Answer: Does A Speed Awareness Course Really Last 4 Hours?

Do I have to tell my insurance company about a speed awareness course?

Do you need to tell your insurer if you go on a speed awareness course.

Insurers have a wide range of criteria they use to assess the cost of your car insurance, so it’s best to check with your provider.

There’s no need to tell LV= that you’re going on a speed awareness course, or that you’ve already attended one..

At what speed do you get offered a speed awareness course?

For the speed awareness course, the speed of the offence must fall within the criteria stated below: 30 mph up to and including 42 mph. 40 mph up to and including 53 mph. 50 mph up to and including 64 mph.

Does a speed awareness course affect my insurance?

If you are convicted of a speeding offence, you will almost certainly pay a higher price for car insurance. … 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.

Do you still get points if you do speed awareness course?

Depending on the conviction, your points will stay on your licence for at least four and, in some cases, up to 11 years. But if you accept a place on a speed awareness course, your licence will remain point-free.

Who qualifies for a speed awareness course?

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. This is typically between speed limit + 10% + 2mph and speed limit + 10% + 9mph (for example, between 35 – 42mph in a 30mph zone)

Do speed awareness courses last 4 hours?

If you choose to attend a speed awareness course, you’ll find there are locations spread throughout England and Northern Ireland. Courses tend to last for around four hours, and are paid for by the drivers who enrol.

How long does a speed awareness course stay on record?

How long does the course stay on record? Your details are kept on a database held by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme. If you’re caught speeding again within three years of taking a speed awareness course, you’re quite likely to receive a fine and penalty points straightaway.

How frequently can you do 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.

Why have I not been 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.

What happens if I dont attend speed awareness course?

What happens if I don’t turn up or I’m late? You must attend on your allocated time and date or you will be prosecuted for the offence you have committed. If you do not attend there will be no refund of your course fee.

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 over the speed limit can you go UK?

UK speeding penaltiesSpeed limitFixed penalty or speed awareness course over:Court summons over:30mph35mph50mph40mph46mph66mph50mph57mph76mph60mph68mph86mph2 more rows