40% who go on speed­ing cour­ses are caught again

Scottish Daily Mail - - The Brexmas Election - By Tom Payne Trans­port Cor­re­spon­dent

FORTY per cent of driv­ers who at­tend speed aware­ness cour­ses go on to break the law again, a study found.

The sur­vey of 2,000 mo­torists showed a to­tal of 44 per cent of mo­torists have been caught speed­ing – just over half of them more than once.

Of those who at­tended speed aware­ness cour­ses, 40 per cent went on to be caught again.

That com­pares to a re­of­fend­ing rate of 58 per cent for driv­ers given a ver­bal warn­ing and 55 per cent for those handed three penalty points and a fine.

A to­tal of 90 per cent of mo­torists given the max­i­mum of six points went on to re­of­fend, ac­cord­ing to the study by Kwik Fit. Speed aware­ness cour­ses are of­fered to driv­ers who have gone over the limit but not ex­ces­sively as an al­ter­na­tive to points and a fine.

They cost around £100 and in­volve show­ing a ‘pos­i­tive at­ti­tude’ dur­ing a ses­sion on car stop­ping dis­tances and speed­ing dan­gers. The sur­vey found only 24 per cent of driv­ers think the cour­ses will af­fect their be­hav­iour.

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