Repeat Offenders from Speed Awareness Courses

We have reported on the ineffectiveness of speed awareness courses in the past. There is no evidence that they cut accidents and that was confirmed in a report published by the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2018 – see below.

Further evidence on their ineffectiveness in influencing behaviour has been reported from a survey by Kwik Fit of 2,000 drivers. They note that as many as 40 per cent of drivers who have been on a speed awareness course are caught breaking the limit again.

Only a quarter of drivers think that going on a speed awareness course is effective, which compares with all the positive claims about their effectiveness from course organisers. The latter clearly have a vested interest in promoting the wonders of such courses as a road safety measure when in reality there is no impact at all. They just provide a slush fund for the police and a nice income for course operators.

See https://tinyurl.com/w8jhg4m for information on the DfT report.

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