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    Caught Speeding

    Think this is the right area, not positive..

    I got caught speeding the other day and have been given 3 points and £60 fine.. I've no excuses, rushing back to uni for a drink isn't an excuse!!

    Basically i've been told about a course you can take on your first offence that will get rid of these points? Does anyone have any info on this or have i been told a load of rubbish?

    Going to take my licence and counterpart down the station later on today so maybe they will mention it?

    Cheers, Nick

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    let me kno 2 plz

    ive just had sum points
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    To be honest I don't think that you'll be 'eligable' for it. Plus I'm not 100% sure its available everywhere in the UK only some forces put you forward for the course.

    But you'd pay more for the course than the 3 points will cost you over 5 years on insurance. Or are you still on your 2 year probation period?

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    Hi mate, No i've been driving over 2 years now, as of last November.. From what i gathered the course was real cheap.. Guess i'll wait to see if anyone else knows.. Cheers

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    From what I understood if you are only driving just above the limit (under 10% above) they may recommend the course. I know someone who got caught for going 32 in a 30 & they went on it. I also know someone who was caught doing 48 in a 30 & under the same police force they did not get the option.

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    i was under the same impression as above, how fast were you going?
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    not all forces offer it, if they do you must be no more than 5mph over the limit iirc (its that here in wales) and the course costs £60 or so, check ur ins and see how much (if any) it goes up if it doesnt (as in my other halfs case) take the points as the course is patronising and your made to feel like you are responsible for all the evil in the world, thats what my other half told me anyway lol

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    Was almost caught myself Friday! Luckly a van coming the other way flashed me, so I came off the loud pedal. Turned the corner still just above the limit, there was the policeman with a hand held gun!!!!
    Stood on the brakes and stoppped dead. Then drove past him at 10mph with a slight grin on my face.
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    they were out in force on sunday in enfield
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    i dont think you can go on the course you have to be invited as mentioned usually if your only minimally over thelimit i.e no more than 4. what were ya doin?

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