Do Thames Valley police offer speed awareness courses?

If you’re stopped by the police they have discretion to: give you a verbal warning. send you a fixed penalty notice. offer a speed awareness course.

How much is a speed awareness course in Thames Valley?

Course Costs – iNSAC – National Speed Awareness Course – Virtual

Force Area Course Provider Course Fee
THAMES VALLEY DriveTech £89.00
WARWICKSHIRE Warwickshire County Council £83.00

How fast do you need to be going to get caught by a speed camera?

Most police forces have a tolerance of 10% plus 2 mph above the limit before a speed camera ‘flashes’. So on a 30 mph road, a camera wouldn’t normally activate unless a car drove past at 35 mph or faster. On a 70 mph stretch of motorway, the threshold would go up to 79 mph.

Do you always get 3 points for speeding?

The majority of people speeding will be classed as committing a ‘minor offence’ and will still receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of a £100 fine and three points on their licence. However, you can avoid the points and opt for a speed awareness course if it is offered to you.

Can you fail a speed awareness course?

When you’re considering accepting a National Speed Awareness Course offer, remember that it’s not a test, so there’s no passing or failing.

Does a speed awareness course really last 4 hours?

Online courses have also sprung up as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, meaning that you can take a speed awareness course from the comfort of your own home via a video call, removing at least some of the inconvenience. Sessions typically last for four hours, and you do have to pay a fee to attend.

What are the criteria for Thames Valley Police Speed Awareness courses?

Thames Valley Police have now changed the criteria for which speeding drivers will be offered the chance to attend one of the courses. The calculation previously used was drivers who were travelling at a speed of up to 10 per cent above the speed limit plus 6mph would be offered the course.

How to report a crime in Thames Valley?

From Thames Valley Police. Report a crime If you’ve witnessed or been the victim of crime, report it using our quick and simple online tool. To request an update go to Contact Us. Online service. News For more information on our appeals, arrests, charges, sentencing and other updates.

What is the aim of Thames Valley Police?

Our Aim The Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit delivers targeted enforcement and education providing a deterrent designed to make the roads safer and reduce the numbers of persons killed or seriously injured.

What’s the tolerance for speeding in the UK?

These tolerance levels for speeding are at the discretion of the police force. So they’re within their rights to punish drivers that flout the speed limit even by a few miles per hour. Also, in 2017 the rules on speeding fines changed so that they were based on a percentage of your weekly income (minimum £100).

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