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    Yep, busted by the five-o, drifting my whip on the strip at a blistering 42mph.

    What's the score with these? Sit and be talked to and/or shown horrific videos etc? Or is it more drawn out than that?

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    A bit of both and then some I believe.

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    Don't try any funny or flippant comments either, I almost got kicked out.
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    just take it like a man the couple of hours will slowly go by
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    It will just be speed awareness, sitting in a room with a load of chuffs watching crap for around four hours, I did my second back in feb :/
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    How do you qualify for these as opposed to getting points?

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    remember it can still affect your insurance

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    Insurers will not be informed by the police or local authority of your speed awareness course completion, so the onus is on you to inform them in good faith. This needs to be done by the renewal of your policy at the very latest.

    So what they want is you to tell them so they can put your premium up but if you don't tell them they will never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippeyrude View Post
    How do you qualify for these as opposed to getting points?
    do a few miles over the speed limit with either a gun or gatso. you get a choice when the speeding fine pops onto your door mat.
    you only get 1 every couple of years and if you attend the course it costs you £70 or so for the privilege of not getting points on your licence and a premium to pay on the insurance.
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    What.. I have to pay for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear345 View Post
    It will just be speed awareness, sitting in a room with a load of chuffs watching crap for around four hours, I did my second back in feb :/
    Ta mate.

    Are you given any options for attendance days or anything? Was it local?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoots View Post
    Ta mate.

    Are you given any options for attendance days or anything? Was it local?

    Cheers.
    Yeah loads of options, it can be during the day or after work, mine was around 17:30 plus there are loads of date options and locations, mine was at an holiday Inn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear345 View Post
    Yeah loads of options, it can be during the day or after work, mine was around 17:30 plus there are loads of date options and locations, mine was at an holiday Inn

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    Cheers bud. Not too bad then.

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    Mine (this is going back 14 or so years) was a day and a half course. Part sit around watch vids spot potential hazards then out in a car where all they tell you to do is slow down (I was doing 60 on a dual carriageway and got told to slow down FFA...). In the comments box at the end I just put if you want to fine me more and not give me the points I'd rather you'd be honest about it and not waste people's time.

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    goto say i got caught over a year and half ago done the course, went in with an open mind and i took some things away from it, i no longer speed my wife says it like driving miss daisy, but the alternative maybe would loose ur licences, and that no an option for me as i would be jobless then
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    Mine was run by an advanced driving instructor,
    Smarmy fucker as he knew no-one would back chat him for risk of failure.
    cunt.

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