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Old 21-06-2021, 04:32 PM   #11
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Look on the bright side. Before Awareness courses you'd be on 9points now

Which then opens the question, do the courses work? I've done one and nothing has changed in my driving style. Majority I know have done 2 courses which shows they don't work.
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Old 21-06-2021, 05:11 PM   #12
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Look on the bright side. Before Awareness courses you'd be on 9points now

Which then opens the question, do the courses work? I've done one and nothing has changed in my driving style. Majority I know have done 2 courses which shows they don't work.
never been done in my car only work vehicles.
It did slow me down for a while but when you’ve got 228 miles to get back to work rules are broken.
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Old 21-06-2021, 05:34 PM   #13
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The course assumes that people make mistakes because they aren't aware of how to recognise speed limits in various different scenario's, doesn't take account of the fact that people may make the conscious decision to drive above the speed limit. I did a course a number of years ago - i'm a local observer for the IAM, didn't tell the guy running the course who was trying to catch me out with various questions and was put out that I knew as much if not more than him. When has asked how I came to be there I told him it was because I chose to do 90mph on the M5 at 0500 hours on a Sunday morning as it was safe and I didn't know there was a speed camera there. He couldn't tell me how it was dangerous with me being the only vehicle on the road and that it was only an arbitrary limit that I'd infringed. So I agree, the courses are largely a waste of time.... What was shocking was the amount of people who have no awareness of the speed limits on various roads unless there's a sign specifically telling them some wild variations when it came to national speed limits...!!
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Old 21-06-2021, 05:43 PM   #14
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How fast in what zone Mark? I got done for doing 79 MPH and got the obligatory fine and attended a speed awareness course. My insurance was unaffected as I took the course and fine. I since bought myself a Road Angel which warns me of cameras and speed guns and have never been caught since. I forgot to mention it stays on your record for three years before it's wiped off.
Hi bud. Out of interest, what road angel did you purchase. How accurate is it? Does it have any false alarms where there is no speed cameras or vans.

Dont want to hijack the thread so pm me if needed bud.

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Old 21-06-2021, 05:43 PM   #15
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I did a speed awareness course, there were all types attending, I was one of the first ones out as the course finished, I was then overtaken at silly speeds by what looked like most of the other attendees, I just wondered what it was that was so hard to understand!!
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Just a bit of info that might be helpful to some.....

We regularly travel from the Midlands to the North East - M1/M18/A1.

If there are speed restrictions (generally for no reason we can see/find/notice etc. ) the sign with another lowering will be the one with the speed camera on it.

E.g National limit turns to 60, then another 60. If the next sign says 50 it's odds on that that 's the one with the camera.

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