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National Speed Awareness Course
The National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC) scheme is designed to allow the Police service to divert low-end speeding motorists to a re-education course which will have a positive impact on their driving behaviour, rather than simply endorsing Fixed Penalty (points) on the driver’s licence.
There are a number of constabularies who have adopted the National Speed Awareness Scheme, created to educate drivers and riders about the dangers of driving at both excessive and inappropriate speeds.
If you are detected driving at the speed identified as suitable in a Police area that operates the National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC) scheme, and you have not previously attended a Speed Awareness course within a 3 year period, you will be offered a course in the area where the offence was committed or in an area where the national scheme has also been adopted, though you can request to attend a course at a more convenient location to you.
The National Speed Awareness Scheme has been put in place to give offenders who drive in excess of the speed limit the opportunity to attend a driver re-education course on the effects and dangers of speeding.
The course gives a driver an option of attending a Speed Awareness course as an alternative to the Fixed Penalty Scheme of a fine and penalty points endorsed on their licence.
The National Speed Awareness Course is a half-day theory based workshop designed to help you recognise speed limits, address the reasons for speeding and give you information to help you reduce the likelihood of speeding in the future. Completing the workshop means that you will not have to pay the Fixed Penalty Notice and you will not get penalty points on your licence.
There are up to 24 people on each course and 2 course trainers. The people attending are of all ages and driving experiences. It is a relaxed setting for you to assess your driving behaviour and gain tips to reduce the likelihood of speeding in the future.
If you have been referred to a Speed Awareness 20MPH (NSAC20), please click here.
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