40% who go on speeding courses are caught again
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.