Speed awareness courses to start in West Midlands

12.37 | 9 June 2010 | | 6 comments

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
 

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    Just got a summons through. Caught doing 46 in a 30. Would I be able to do the course?


    Declan Duggan
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    I have just been offered the course and will take it. I was doing 41mph in a 30mph.


    Michelle, Birmingham
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    It is only if you have done 9 or less over the limit as I am aware. Has been my experience twice.


    Lee, Cannock
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    Why are they doing it in the summer when it’s now we need it? I’ve just got a speeding summons and I would attend a course with no argument.


    Colin , west midlands
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    Is it possible for a training provider to deliver these courses or are they always delivered by the police?


    David Hilton CPC Training Consultants Ltd Oldbury W Midlands
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    Would I be able to do the course if I went over 50 mph on a 40mphr?


    Tom, Birmingham
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