Motoring editor praises speed awareness course
The Sun newspaper’s motoring editor confessed he wasn’t looking forward to attending a speed awareness course – but in the event admitted that he learnt more than he thought he would.
Ken Gibson, who says he drives 120,000 miles a year, attended a course in Herefordshire run by the TTC Group, after being caught driving at 35mph in a 30mph limit.
Writing in the Sun on 21 March, Ken Gibson said: “If I’m honest, I was not looking forward to more than four hours sitting in a classroom being reminded I was a speeder. And I don’t think many there were thinking of it being a valuable safety experience.
“It is easy to say stop speeding but not quite as easy to achieve this in the hustle and bustle of life. The official answer is COAST, the letters standing for Concentration, Observation, Anticipation, Space and Time. After seeing some slides this made total sense.
“You also learn about having more peripheral awareness about the road ahead instead of seeing no further than the first vehicle in front of you.
“I’m happy to concede that I learned more than I thought I would.”
Click here to read the full TTC Group news release.
Established in the early 1990s, the TTC Group (UK) is the largest provider of courses for the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS), an educational alternative to prosecution for some road traffic offences. TTC Group educates more than 250,000 motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians each year with the aim of reducing road casualties.
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