Speed Awareness Course

Excess speed is a factor in many road traffic collisions and the faster the speed at impact the more severe any injuries are likley to be.

The Speed Awareness Course is offered to those individuals who meet the eligibility criteria below and is an alternative to penalty points and a fine. The Course is classroom based, lasting approximatley four hours and is ed by professional Driving Instructors at a range of locations across Sussex. The cost of the course is £85 (Feb 15) and gives the opportunity to educate and inform drivers.

The Speed Awareness Course covers:

  • Identifying Speed Limits
  • Causes and Consequences of Speeding
  • Hazard Perception
  • Strategies to help you stay within the Speed Limit 

Only eligible individuals will be offered the course – there are no public sessions.

Who can attend a Speed Awareness Course?
To be offered a Speed Awareness Course, a person must:

  • Have committed a speeding offence within the speed range below,
  • Not have been on a similar course within the last three years or have other similar prosecutions pending.

At what speeds might a Speed Awareness Course be offered?
The only speeds at which a Speed Awareness Course may be offered are:

30mph limit: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 & 42mph
40mph limit: 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 & 53mph
50mph limit: 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63 & 64mph
60mph limit: 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 & 75mph
70mph limit: 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 & 86mph

There is currently no course available for speed limit infringements within 20mph speed limits.

Please click here to see the full list of the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme Terms and Conditions.


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