Speed awareness courses to start in West Midlands
Motorists caught speeding in the West Midlands will soon be able to avoid getting three points on their licence by attending a speed awareness course.
The courses are being introduced later this summer by West Midlands Police to re-educate motorists and cut the region’s crash toll.
Instructors from the TTC Group will run the four-hour courses in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Dudley, Coventry and Walsall.
Inspector Mick Hartill of West Midlands Police said: “Excessive speed is a factor in a large number of road traffic collisions.
“However we do appreciate that some drivers may suffer a lapse of attention rather than deliberately breaking the law – that is why we are introducing these courses for low end speeding to educate instead of penalising motorists.”
Des Morrison, TTC Group general manager, said: “This is a much fairer system for motorists. Instead of being fined, they will learn how to reduce their speed, comply with speed limits, and become safer drivers. Lives will be saved as a result.”
For more information about driver education call 0845 270 4363 or visit: www.ttc-uk.com