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SpeedUlator: Speed Awareness Course Checker

By: Clare Birtles - Updated: 13 Mar 2019 | comments*Discuss
 
Interactive Checker Speeding Speed

Do you think you've been caught speeding recently?

You may be eligible to take a speed awareness course as an alternative to penalty points (and a fine).

There are several factors that will affect your chances, which is why we've created the SpeedUlator Speed Awareness Course Checker. It's interactive, easy to use and will help you decide what to do next.

Try the Speed-U-Lator here:

Simply click on the relevant answer and you'll be led through the next steps.

If you now know from our checker that you will not be offered a speed awareness course, why not read through some of the other options available to you in our speeding section.

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Found the checker on laptop but no scope for don't know on whether last speed awareness course was within 3 years or not..I am still not sure. I sent off recent paperwork and checked 1a in hope.Can you demystify for me please. It will help with the wait! Thanks.
Bonesey - 13-Mar-19 @ 3:08 PM
When did i last attend course? where is the checker?! thanks
Bonesey - 12-Mar-19 @ 12:20 PM
How do i find out when my last speed awareness course was
nobby - 9-Mar-19 @ 10:27 AM
I would i to find out when was the last time I attended a driving course
Sandy - 16-Feb-19 @ 11:18 AM
When was my last speed awareness courseMzu
Momo - 7-Feb-19 @ 6:14 PM
How do I check when I last went on a speed awareness course to see if it was over 3 years ago?
Armchair - 26-Jan-19 @ 9:48 AM
I was on an expressway travelling at 60mph, which then drops to 40mph. I was caught by a police motorcyclist using a hand held speed gun a very short distance into the 40mph zone. The officer was stopped on the hard shoulder of the expressway, which also had 'clearway' signs posted, which mean no stopping unless in emergency, so my question is Can the officer legally do this when he himself is actually committing 2 offences of the Road Traffic Act?
Twodogs - 4-Jan-19 @ 2:11 PM
I was caught driving 60mph in the smart motorway which is 50mph but there was no signs saying it was 50mph at that time but my concern is will I be offered the speed awareness course as last year I had a level crossing awareness course had never driven around level crossings prior to that day so wasn’t really familiar with the lights though only 1 red light came on and nothing else. So was wondering what the level crossing awareness course affect the speed awareness course if they offered it to me or wouldn’t make any difference as it’s two different types of awareness courses. Any kind of answer would be grateful Many thanks
Marcia - 3-Jan-19 @ 5:29 PM
Hello, I've a clean licence for over 50 years.Received two separate NIPs for the same day in two separate locations in one rural county.I'm horrified to have been so apparently stupid.Think there's probably not much realistic chance of creating a technical argument in either case.First (hand held speed gun) was 39mph in a 30 limit, and an hour later (parked police van camera) 62mph in a 50 limit. Question is do I reply to both NIPs at the same time with apologetic letter and hope to avoid 6 points (unlikely, I suppose)or do I treat the NIPs quite separately and hope that one might become a course offer?What would be the best tactic - or any other suggestions much appreciated. Thanks.-Mike
Mike - 13-Nov-18 @ 10:46 AM
My son was caught doing 88 miles an hour in a 70 mile zone of m1 what would his fine be
Lulu - 7-Nov-18 @ 2:44 PM
Im sure the last time I took a speed awareness course was longer than 3 years ago, but I cant be sure. can you tell me where to go to get this information? ive looked everywhere. DVLA, Google and I cant see anything relating to actually checking when I last took a course, can you help please. ive got 3 speeding tickets coming up and my licence is clean so im trying to see if 2 of the speeding fines coming through can be put on speed courses as they are both within the limits.
Smoggy - 16-Oct-18 @ 8:30 PM
I have had a crash on the motorway and the police officer has put me on an awareness course (having never had an offence previously). However, 2 days after the crash I was sent a NIP showing I was doing 39 in what I thought was a 40zone, obviously I was wrong and it was 30. This NIP shows the incident took place a week before my crash. Will i be offered a speeding course as well as the original awareness course ? Or will I likely have to take the 3 points. Secondly, the speeding ticket wa sent to my partner and she had to fill this out in my name and send back - how long does it take to get the reply? Many thanksc
Mh - 24-Sep-18 @ 8:44 PM
JUST GOT A LETTER FOR DOING 51MPH INSTEAD OF 40MPH. WOULD I GET AWARENESS COURSE
MANNY - 6-Sep-18 @ 3:46 PM
I am trying to find out when I was on my speed awareness course for insurance quotation .it was years ago but they have asked
adamben7 - 30-Aug-18 @ 8:54 PM
Hi I’ve been driving since March 2016 and got caught doing 48 in a 30, (I think) I’m waiting for a letter what will be the prosecution?:(
Laura - 15-Aug-18 @ 2:41 AM
Ollyolly - Your Question:
Just got a letter of prosecution for doing 85 in a 70. my issue is the letter is in my recently dead fathers name who has never lived at my address and died before I bought the car so has no relation to the car either receiving the letter for my dead father was upsetting enough without the fine on top as well what should I do

Our Response:
Did you buy the car from your father? Did he ever own it?
NoPenaltyPoints - 14-Aug-18 @ 11:02 AM
Just got a letter of prosecution for doing 85 in a 70. my issue is the letter is in my recently dead fathers name who has never lived at my address and died before I bought the car so has no relation to the car either receiving the letter for my dead father was upsetting enough without the fine on top as well what should I do
Ollyolly - 13-Aug-18 @ 2:33 PM
Hi I have not been driving 2 years yet and have just been caught doing 57 in a temporary 50 zone on the motorway will I be offered a Speed Awareness Course
Ken1981 - 25-Jul-18 @ 5:04 PM
Hi I think I had been cast speeding in smart motorway (m25) was reduce the speed to 50 mh and I was doing 68 can I do awareness course to not have the points on my licence? Never had any problems these will be my 1 issue ! In advance thanks for any help!
Paulo - 9-Jul-18 @ 11:07 PM
Dene- Your Question:
Hi, I recently received a speeding ticket for doing 69 in variable motorway 50 zone. I checked calibration document on line. Camera was due calibration 2 weeks before alleged offence. Should I challenge this in Court, (?) as I think they attached calibration document, thinking people won't check.as it could have been affected by recent cold / hot weather. Any advice would be great.

Our Response:
We can't really advise you either way, it would be up to a judge to decide whether to accept that the speed measurement was invalid because the calibration certificate had expired. The police may however, be able to provide evidence that the equipment was tested in other ways or that the camera had been calibrated but the records hadn't been updated etc.
NoPenaltyPoints - 4-Jul-18 @ 3:03 PM
Hi, I recently received a speeding ticket for doing 69 in variable motorway 50 zone. I checked calibration document on line. Camera was due calibration 2 weeks before alleged offence. Should I challenge this in Court, (?) as I think they attached calibration document, thinking people won't check...as it could have been affected by recent cold / hot weather... Any advice would be great...
Dene - 3-Jul-18 @ 6:58 PM
Speedygonzalis - Your Question:
Hi I got caught by a guy using a tripod camera. I was doing 42 in a 30. What will be the likely outcome? I have a clean licence and have never been on the course before

Our Response:
You may be offered a speed awareness course but your speed is right at the top limit of the guidelines for that. The alternative is likely to be £100 fine plus 3 penalty points.
NoPenaltyPoints - 22-Jun-18 @ 2:42 PM
Hi I got caught by a guy using a tripod camera. I was doing 42 in a 30. What will be the likely outcome? I have a clean licence and have never been on the course before
Speedygonzalis - 21-Jun-18 @ 8:03 PM
I have recently been caught doing 35 in a 40 zone on a road that I know but not sure where it changes. The road is massive and foe from 30-40-30mph, is there anyway I can find out exact location, Also I got caight less than 3 years ago of a light jumper but it wasn't my fault as I was past the light to see turning a corner n car I front stopped then carried on but I didn't see it had changed. I got offerered spear course but will I get offered another. Is there any way to find out when last one was or are these classed as 2 separate catorgories. Had licence 12yrs. Thanks
Caz - 17-Jun-18 @ 11:39 PM
Leelee - Your Question:
I was caugh doing 80 in a 70mph I have previously done a speed awareness course but can’t remdmber how long ago it was is there anyway of finding out

Our Response:
Contact the venue at which you took your previous course.
NoPenaltyPoints - 22-May-18 @ 2:40 PM
I was caugh doing 80 in a 70mph I have previously done a speed awareness course but can’t remdmber how long ago it was is there anyway of finding out
Leelee - 16-May-18 @ 12:44 PM
Charl- Your Question:
Hiya,Firstly I’m so ashamed to even type this I’m so angry and fed up With myself it’s unreal. I was caught by an officer with a gun on an airport perimeter road believing I was in a 40 ( I was doing 49 - it’s a long story but I had got the car that day and was in an absolute panic ) turns out it was a 30 zone and I believe they will now give me 6 points and revoke my license as I’ve had it just under two years - resulting in me losing my job. Any advice would be great thanks Any advice would be great

Our Response:
Did the officer say this would be referred to court? A court summon is usually issued for speeds of 50mph and over, so it may be that this doesn't go to court. If that's the case then a fixed penalty of £100 fine plus 3 points may be issued. If it does proceed to court, the likely penalty is actually between 4 and 6 points. You will only lose your licence if the full 6 points are issued.
NoPenaltyPoints - 4-May-18 @ 12:40 PM
Can you tell me how I find out when I did a speed awareness course last
Chris - 3-May-18 @ 5:33 PM
Hiya, Firstly I’m so ashamed to even type this I’m so angry and fed up With myself it’s unreal. I was caught by an officer with a gun on an airport perimeter road believing I was in a 40 ( I was doing 49 - it’s a long story but I had got the car that day and was in an absolute panic ) turns out it was a 30 zone and I believe they will now give me 6 points and revoke my license as I’ve had it just under two years - resulting in me losing my job. Any advice would be great thanks Any advice would be great
Charl - 2-May-18 @ 6:52 PM
Char2107 - Your Question:
Hi, are you able to take the speed awareness course, if you have only had your license for 6 months?

Our Response:
Yes a speed awareness course can be offered to anyone who's caught speeding within the recommended guidelines and who hasn't already taken a course within the past 3 years. They aren't automatic however, the police can choose whether to offer a fixed penalty or a course.
NoPenaltyPoints - 1-May-18 @ 11:53 AM
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