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What to expect on a speed awareness course

Motorists are increasing opting to undertake speed awareness courses rather than accept a fine and penalty points.

But what exactly what happens on a typical speed awareness course? Here are six things to expect via researchers at LeaseCar.uk:

Although guilty drivers are caught by the police or one their cameras no officers are present on the day of the course. They are run by advanced driver trainers who are there to simply prevent guilty motorists from re-offending.

1. No police

Although guilty drivers are caught by the police or one their cameras no officers are present on the day of the course. They are run by advanced driver trainers who are there to simply prevent guilty motorists from re-offending.
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Attendees are not required to pass a test in order to complete the course and avoid the points on their licence. As long as they turn up on time, pay attention and engage with the professional instructors they shall complete the course.

2. Not a pass or fail

Attendees are not required to pass a test in order to complete the course and avoid the points on their licence. As long as they turn up on time, pay attention and engage with the professional instructors they shall complete the course.
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Braking distances are a sobering lesson. A car driving at 35mph will still be travelling at 18mph at the point it would have stopped if at 30mph which can be the difference between hitting a pedestrian and a potential fatal injury

3. The dangers of speeding

Braking distances are a sobering lesson. A car driving at 35mph will still be travelling at 18mph at the point it would have stopped if at 30mph which can be the difference between hitting a pedestrian and a potential fatal injury
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Being taught how to drive economically and the benefits of doing so are covered in depth. Regularly checking tyre pressures, reducing weight in a vehicle or driving at 56mph are just some of the pieces of advice offered to drivers.

4. Economical driving

Being taught how to drive economically and the benefits of doing so are covered in depth. Regularly checking tyre pressures, reducing weight in a vehicle or driving at 56mph are just some of the pieces of advice offered to drivers.
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