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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