One of Britain’s top football referees says that opting to attend a speed awareness course turned out to be four hours “well invested”.
Howard Webb MBE, who refereed the World Cup final in 2010 and is one of the best known referees in the Premiership, opted to attend a speed awareness course run by the TTC Group the day before the start of the football season.
The referee, who drives 35,000 miles a year, was caught on camera driving at 45mph in a 40mph limit close to his home.
Howard Webb said: “It could happen to anyone. It was only a slight error of misjudgement. It’s something that happens to everyone as part of their driving life.
"It is easy to creep over the limit but the speed awareness course showed you there can be severe consequences of speeding.
“It was a positive experience to make you think about the way you drive and the information stays with you. There were useful road safety messages not just about speeding but how to drive more safely and economically.
“It wasn’t four hours wasted. It was four hours well invested."
The TTC Group educates more than 250,000 motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians through courses covering speed awareness, driver alertness, minor motoring offences and drink drive rehabilitation.