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SpeedUlator: Speed Awareness Course Checker

By: Clare Birtles - Updated: 6 Sep 2018 | 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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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
Hi, are you able to take the speed awareness course, if you have only had your license for 6 months?
Char2107 - 30-Apr-18 @ 4:44 PM
Talula - Your Question:
My relative has been caught doing 37 in a 30 zone on a fixed camera.He already has 3 points for using phone (expiring 11/08/18) and 3 points for speeding in a 30 zone (expiring 20/05/18) but wasnt offered a course for that as was over threshold.As it is just less than 3 years since his last speeding points but has never done a speed awareness course, do you think he will be offered a course and not pointsThanks

Our Response:
The speed is within the guidelines for the offer of a course, but they are always offered at police discretion so there's no definite yes or no answer for you.
NoPenaltyPoints - 25-Apr-18 @ 12:59 PM
My relative has been caught doing 37 in a 30 zone on a fixed camera. He already has 3 points for using phone (expiring 11/08/18) and 3 points for speeding in a 30 zone (expiring 20/05/18) but wasnt offered a course for that as was over threshold. As it is just less than 3 years since his last speeding points buthas never done a speed awareness course, do you think he will be offered a course and not points Thanks
Talula - 23-Apr-18 @ 5:57 PM
Hi, I just received an NIP where I was caught doing 62mph in 50mph on the M1 where the limit was reduced from 70 to 50. Been driving a year & 8 months, first driving offence. What is the likelyhood I’ll get the course rather than the FPN.
Nickie - 22-Apr-18 @ 7:20 PM
Hi i got flashed the other day on the m62 batween rochdale and heywood my dash cam says i was doing 90 in a 70 what can i expect? Thanks
Greavesy - 22-Apr-18 @ 5:23 PM
Will - Your Question:
Hello, I was caught by a mobile speed camera doing about 88 in a 70 on a duel carriageway (A404). I have only had my license for just under a year so what are the likely outcome and options for me. Would I be elegible for a speed awareness course?

Our Response:
It's likely that you were travelling too fast to be eligible for a speed awareness course. The likely penalty therefore would be 3 points plus a £100 fine. A court summons is usually issued for speeds of 96mph and above.
NoPenaltyPoints - 20-Apr-18 @ 3:05 PM
Hello, I was caught by a mobile speed camera doing about 88 in a 70 on a duel carriageway (A404). I have only had my license for just under a year so what are the likely outcome and options for me.Would I be elegible for a speed awareness course?
Will - 18-Apr-18 @ 3:02 PM
User1 - Your Question:
Hi all,I got caught speeding on a 70mph doing 96mph on the A3.4 years of driving behind me, and this would be my first speeding ticketWhat's the normal outcome on this?

Our Response:
96 is the level at which a court summons would usually be issued, so expect that. 96mph in a 70 zone will attract a band B fine (at least one week's income) and between 4 to 6 points and/or 7 -28 day ban. You may be lucky (as it's right on the cusp) and receive a conditional offer of £100 fine plus 3 penalty points without having to appear in court.
NoPenaltyPoints - 16-Apr-18 @ 2:58 PM
Hi all, I got caught speeding on a 70mph doing 96mph on the A3. 4 years of driving behind me, and this would be my first speeding ticket What's the normal outcome on this?
User1 - 13-Apr-18 @ 10:34 PM
els - Your Question:
Hi wonder if anyone can help me I was caught doing 37 in 30 bad I kno but I havent been driving a year?

Our Response:
The likely penalties are either 3 points plus £100 fine or the offer of a speed awareness course (not always offered). If you already have points you should note that once you have 6 points within two years of driving on a full licence, your licencewill be revoked under the New Drivers Act
NoPenaltyPoints - 11-Apr-18 @ 11:32 AM
hi wonder if anyone can help me i was caught doing 37 in 30 bad i kno but i havent been driving a year?
els - 10-Apr-18 @ 12:25 PM
Hi, This is unfortunate I know but I was caught for speeding 3 years ago on 06/03/2015 (61mph in 40mph zone Surry Police) at the time I was given 3 points and a £100 fine and have now been flashed again on 05/03/2018 (1 day short of my 3 year term!!) on an average fixed speed camera at 70mph in a defined 60mph zone (Staffordshire Police). Would I be entitled to a course do you think? Or have I got more points coming my way? And should I just send an apology letter with my return details request; highlighting a modest request for leniency? would it even work or would it work against me? thanks
singh - 29-Mar-18 @ 3:52 PM
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