Been on a speed awareness course? How was it for you?

Been on a speed awareness course? How was it for you?

Been on a speed awareness course? How was it for you?

First published in Somerset

WE'RE looking to hear the views of anyone who's been to the 'naughty school' for motorists.

If you've been caught speeding but avoided a fine and points by going to a speed awareness session in Somerset, please contact Somerset County Gazette chief reporter Phil Hill - on 01823-365100 or phil.hill@countygazette.co.uk

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1:28pm Mon 21 Jan 13

LookingForLiars says...

"naughty school for motorists"
Unfortunately it's driver's who are only just braking the speed limit's that end up at the naughty school for motorists.
The Black Audi & BMW driver's who should be show the error of there way's who are fined, but not show how dangerous there style of driving is.
"naughty school for motorists" Unfortunately it's driver's who are only just braking the speed limit's that end up at the naughty school for motorists. The Black Audi & BMW driver's who should be show the error of there way's who are fined, but not show how dangerous there style of driving is. LookingForLiars
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5:42pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Mi_Coc says...

Prevention is better than cure, in the main they are much better making some people think long and hard about their driving rather than just paying a fine and feeling robbed.

They should be made an option once every three years for any speeding offence that fall into the fixed penalty category. I have yet to meet someone who didn't draw a positive from a course.
Prevention is better than cure, in the main they are much better making some people think long and hard about their driving rather than just paying a fine and feeling robbed. They should be made an option once every three years for any speeding offence that fall into the fixed penalty category. I have yet to meet someone who didn't draw a positive from a course. Mi_Coc
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2:27pm Thu 24 Jan 13

CarterMagna says...

If being talked down to and spoken to like a child is your thing then smash on. I didn't enjoy it, much as I don't enjoy any well meaning nonsense from up on high.
If being talked down to and spoken to like a child is your thing then smash on. I didn't enjoy it, much as I don't enjoy any well meaning nonsense from up on high. CarterMagna
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6:49pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

@ Mi_Coc, I gained nothing from it either, so not sure what kind of people you talk too.

I over took a moped which had just come off a roundabout so she was building up speed, I had the power to go past her, to which I did and then I slowed down to 30mph after I had over taken her safely.

I got pulled over and had to go to Bristol which was more time and expense only to find that because the scheme I was on was closing then the database would be wiped and my speeding (coughs) offense would be wiped out.

Only thing that I got from the course was a free cuppa and biscuits.
@ Mi_Coc, I gained nothing from it either, so not sure what kind of people you talk too. I over took a moped which had just come off a roundabout so she was building up speed, I had the power to go past her, to which I did and then I slowed down to 30mph after I had over taken her safely. I got pulled over and had to go to Bristol which was more time and expense only to find that because the scheme I was on was closing then the database would be wiped and my speeding (coughs) offense would be wiped out. Only thing that I got from the course was a free cuppa and biscuits. Mark1970
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9:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

madcow says...

I attended a speed awareness course 4 years ago, i wouldnt say i enjoyed it, it is a bit patronising, but then i did get done for speeding (doing 34 in a 30) i think they are a good thing, and i learned a lot, but i can image some people wouldnt have learnt a thing. the only thing i think is wrong, is you have to go to a course in the area you got done for speeding ( someone i know was on holiday in north wales, so had to pay the fine and points, cause the cost of getting there for 9.30 in the morning, would cost more)
The speed limits are there for a reason......
I attended a speed awareness course 4 years ago, i wouldnt say i enjoyed it, it is a bit patronising, but then i did get done for speeding (doing 34 in a 30) i think they are a good thing, and i learned a lot, but i can image some people wouldnt have learnt a thing. the only thing i think is wrong, is you have to go to a course in the area you got done for speeding ( someone i know was on holiday in north wales, so had to pay the fine and points, cause the cost of getting there for 9.30 in the morning, would cost more) The speed limits are there for a reason...... madcow
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7:51pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Mi_Coc says...

CarterMagna wrote:
If being talked down to and spoken to like a child is your thing then smash on. I didn't enjoy it, much as I don't enjoy any well meaning nonsense from up on high.
Yes it's patronising and I didn't agree with all said on them but its better than 3 points. I did one about 4 years ago.

3 points now stays on your licence for 4 years and you have to tell your insurance for 5 years. I had a clean licence till march when I got 3 points for speeding a motorway. Insurance companies have used it to hike my insurance around £80 this year. They will do that now for 5 years despite having nigh n a dacade of no claims.

So half a day course seem more cost effective to me.
[quote][p][bold]CarterMagna[/bold] wrote: If being talked down to and spoken to like a child is your thing then smash on. I didn't enjoy it, much as I don't enjoy any well meaning nonsense from up on high.[/p][/quote]Yes it's patronising and I didn't agree with all said on them but its better than 3 points. I did one about 4 years ago. 3 points now stays on your licence for 4 years and you have to tell your insurance for 5 years. I had a clean licence till march when I got 3 points for speeding a motorway. Insurance companies have used it to hike my insurance around £80 this year. They will do that now for 5 years despite having nigh n a dacade of no claims. So half a day course seem more cost effective to me. Mi_Coc
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1:57pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Useacarpark.com says...

LookingForLiars wrote:
"naughty school for motorists"
Unfortunately it's driver's who are only just braking the speed limit's that end up at the naughty school for motorists.
The Black Audi & BMW driver's who should be show the error of there way's who are fined, but not show how dangerous there style of driving is.
Little bit racist....
[quote][p][bold]LookingForLiars[/bold] wrote: "naughty school for motorists" Unfortunately it's driver's who are only just braking the speed limit's that end up at the naughty school for motorists. The Black Audi & BMW driver's who should be show the error of there way's who are fined, but not show how dangerous there style of driving is.[/p][/quote]Little bit racist.... Useacarpark.com
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4:50pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Mi_Coc says...

Useacarpark.com wrote:
LookingForLiars wrote:
"naughty school for motorists"
Unfortunately it's driver's who are only just braking the speed limit's that end up at the naughty school for motorists.
The Black Audi & BMW driver's who should be show the error of there way's who are fined, but not show how dangerous there style of driving is.
Little bit racist....
Oh know saw the word in the sun one day and now they are on the pc bandwagon.

How is racist? Driving an Audi or BMW ?

You know the sun is aimed at reading age of nine?!.
[quote][p][bold]Useacarpark.com[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LookingForLiars[/bold] wrote: "naughty school for motorists" Unfortunately it's driver's who are only just braking the speed limit's that end up at the naughty school for motorists. The Black Audi & BMW driver's who should be show the error of there way's who are fined, but not show how dangerous there style of driving is.[/p][/quote]Little bit racist....[/p][/quote]Oh know saw the word in the sun one day and now they are on the pc bandwagon. How is racist? Driving an Audi or BMW ? You know the sun is aimed at reading age of nine?!. Mi_Coc
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7:16pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Useacarpark.com says...

"Black audi & BMW drivers" or does he/she mean the car colour....which has no relevance to driving standards, nor does make for that matter! If he means colour of skin then it is a racist statement, not me being "PC"
"Black audi & BMW drivers" or does he/she mean the car colour....which has no relevance to driving standards, nor does make for that matter! If he means colour of skin then it is a racist statement, not me being "PC" Useacarpark.com
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11:06pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

They mean the car colour, and generally I would have to agree with him. You can often see Audi's and BMW's zooming up and down Toneway and other places in Taunton late at night.

Not all BMW or Audi drivers are bad to add, but generally you will see that a lot of them do speed to excess.
They mean the car colour, and generally I would have to agree with him. You can often see Audi's and BMW's zooming up and down Toneway and other places in Taunton late at night. Not all BMW or Audi drivers are bad to add, but generally you will see that a lot of them do speed to excess. Mark1970
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11:24pm Sun 27 Jan 13

BaldCarl2 says...

Being told the obvious from a smug arrogant traffic pig sounds a right laugh.

Thankfully the all round ceramic disc brakes on my car are enough to slow me down to speeds that plod dictates I should be driving at.

I think 30 in a 30 limit is fine if you are driving a bog standard car. However, my car is able to stop much quicker thanks to superior handling technology.
Being told the obvious from a smug arrogant traffic pig sounds a right laugh. Thankfully the all round ceramic disc brakes on my car are enough to slow me down to speeds that plod dictates I should be driving at. I think 30 in a 30 limit is fine if you are driving a bog standard car. However, my car is able to stop much quicker thanks to superior handling technology. BaldCarl2
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1:17pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Useacarpark.com says...

BaldCarl2 wrote:
Being told the obvious from a smug arrogant traffic pig sounds a right laugh.

Thankfully the all round ceramic disc brakes on my car are enough to slow me down to speeds that plod dictates I should be driving at.

I think 30 in a 30 limit is fine if you are driving a bog standard car. However, my car is able to stop much quicker thanks to superior handling technology.
yes i'm sure you have carl.......does this mean that lewis hamilton can drive around at 100mph in a 30mph limit because he is a superior driver and not a delusional nob like yourself?
[quote][p][bold]BaldCarl2[/bold] wrote: Being told the obvious from a smug arrogant traffic pig sounds a right laugh. Thankfully the all round ceramic disc brakes on my car are enough to slow me down to speeds that plod dictates I should be driving at. I think 30 in a 30 limit is fine if you are driving a bog standard car. However, my car is able to stop much quicker thanks to superior handling technology.[/p][/quote]yes i'm sure you have carl.......does this mean that lewis hamilton can drive around at 100mph in a 30mph limit because he is a superior driver and not a delusional nob like yourself? Useacarpark.com
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