Motorists caught speeding at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) speed enforcement thresholds may in certain circumstances be offered a place on a speed awareness course as an alternative to a fine and three points on the drivers licence.
The speed awareness scheme was created and developed by the Roadaware Partnership in the summer of 2001.
The Roadaware Partnership was originally a road safety partnership between Humberside Police, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council,North East Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council.
Prior to funding changes in 2007 the Roadaware Partnership whilst having close links to Humberside Safety Camera Partnership was a completely separate entity. Following funding changes in April 2007 to the safety camera scheme the various agencies were able to join the two partnerships together to be run under the Safer Roads Humber banner.
Aim of the speed awareness scheme
The scheme is run with the aim of educating offenders on the effects of driving at inappropriate speed.
The speed awareness course takes roughly four hours and is presented by a Police officers and a driving instructor. The course is a mixture of discussion and information looking at attitude to speed and the effects and possible consequence of excessive and inappropriate speed. Drivers attending the course are expected to take a full and active part in the session.
Please note – a place on a speed awareness course is OFFERED in certain circumstances and a driver cannot request to go on one.
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