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Bargain Speed Awareness Course only £79.50 at Drivesafe
Bargain Speed Awareness Course only £79.50 at Drivesafe

Bargain Speed Awareness Course only £79.50 at Drivesafe

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Imagine my smugness when my wife told me last week that she had been carefully selected to attend a specially subsidised training course to teach the error of her speeding ways!

You may not be aware that you are not required to carry out this wonderful opportunity, where the offence took place and can shop around for different courses. The cheapest was Merseyside Police at £79. However, Gtr Manchester offer courses at the Reebok stadium site for 50p more with free parking! How generous!

Seems like a great value afternoon out!

On a more serious note speeding is bad, but not being told 'at least I've never been told by the police I was going too fast' is priceless

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You can either pay for the course and no points..... or pay a fine which is more than the course and take 3 points, which puts your insurance up.......... The course is a no brainer.

Just been on one with Drivesafe in Bury & it was actually brilliant. They knew you didn't really want to be there, there was no tellings off, it was fun and informative.

It's quite surprising in a room full of 22 people how many people didn't know speed limits for certain roads and didn't know the basics.... I think everyone should do this course before they are allowed to start driving!
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Saw the sign advertising this but was driving to fast to read it.

Trouble is on the way up there from London you could end up getting a speeding fine.

On a more serious note speeding is bad, but not being told 'at least I've never been told by the police I was going to fast' is priceless

why's that? - the rozzers don't know you're going on a diet?

people are paying for this course? lol you might as well get caught speeding, pay the fine and take the option for it

Dan__

people are paying for this course? lol you might as well get caught … people are paying for this course? lol you might as well get caught speeding, pay the fine and take the option for it



​that is the general idea...... the offer above is that you have a choice of where you want to take it. oO

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Dan__

people are paying for this course? lol you might as well get caught … people are paying for this course? lol you might as well get caught speeding, pay the fine and take the option for it


It's all about insurance though. Better than points

You can either pay for the course and no points..... or pay a fine which is more than the course and take 3 points, which puts your insurance up.......... The course is a no brainer.

Just been on one with Drivesafe in Bury & it was actually brilliant. They knew you didn't really want to be there, there was no tellings off, it was fun and informative.

It's quite surprising in a room full of 22 people how many people didn't know speed limits for certain roads and didn't know the basics.... I think everyone should do this course before they are allowed to start driving!

I think I need to get my mum on one of these courses.

Diamond treat the course as points

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luvsadealdealdeal

On a more serious note speeding is bad, but not being told 'at least I've … On a more serious note speeding is bad, but not being told 'at least I've never been told by the police I was going to fast' is pricelesswhy's that? - the rozzers don't know you're going on a diet?


Ha, got it after reading back to too now edited

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crazymonkey

I think I need to get my mum on one of these courses.


You need to be specially selected

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Diamond treat the course as points



You don't tell anyone you've been on the course, you don't have to tell your insurance. As soon as you step out the course, the whole thing is over with - been and done. No data goes anywhere, apart from it sitting on the police database JUST in case you get caught speeding again because you are not allowed to redo a course within a 3 year period. I don't know how Diamond car insurance would find this information?

Smaybelline

You don't tell anyone you've been on the course, you don't have to tell … You don't tell anyone you've been on the course, you don't have to tell your insurance. As soon as you step out the course, the whole thing is over with - been and done. No data goes anywhere, apart from it sitting on the police database JUST in case you get caught speeding again because you are not allowed to redo a course within a 3 year period. I don't know how Diamond car insurance would find this information?



​depends whether your insurance company ask about awareness courses. if they specifically ask, you have to tell them. if they ask about prosecutions, you dont have to tell them.

Dan__

people are paying for this course? lol you might as well get caught … people are paying for this course? lol you might as well get caught speeding, pay the fine and take the option for it



Totally missed the point of this thread...

adamspencer95

depends whether your insurance company ask about awareness courses. if … depends whether your insurance company ask about awareness courses. if they specifically ask, you have to tell them. if they ask about prosecutions, you dont have to tell them.


Still dont tell them

"However, Gtr Manchester offer courses at the Reebok stadium site for 50p more with free parking! How generous!" You mean the Macron?

What happens if you own one of these self driving cars,does the car attend the course for you

Thar

"However, Gtr Manchester offer courses at the Reebok stadium site for 50p … "However, Gtr Manchester offer courses at the Reebok stadium site for 50p more with free parking! How generous!" You mean the Macron?


You mean Middlebrook

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Thar

"However, Gtr Manchester offer courses at the Reebok stadium site for 50p … "However, Gtr Manchester offer courses at the Reebok stadium site for 50p more with free parking! How generous!" You mean the Macron?


Yep. Old school oO

Smaybelline

You can either pay for the course and no points..... or pay a fine which … You can either pay for the course and no points..... or pay a fine which is more than the course and take 3 points, which puts your insurance up.......... The course is a no brainer.Just been on one with Drivesafe in Bury & it was actually brilliant. They knew you didn't really want to be there, there was no tellings off, it was fun and informative. It's quite surprising in a room full of 22 people how many people didn't know speed limits for certain roads and didn't know the basics.... I think everyone should do this course before they are allowed to start driving!



It's a shame you didn't do one before you were allowed to drive as you might not have had to take this one. Truly ironic. And while informative I don't think it should be 'fun'....

Call me old fashioned but what I'd think would work better is being taken into a morgue and see the mangled dead body of someone caused by speeding and while it might not be so much 'fun' it might make people slow down a bit more next time.

And let me just say that is not a personal attack on you young lady but on speeders and speeding in general.



Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 5th May

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Bilbo1968

It's a shame you didn't do one before you were allowed to drive as you … It's a shame you didn't do one before you were allowed to drive as you might not have had to take this one. Truly ironic. And while informative I don't think it should be 'fun'.... Call me old fashioned but what I'd think would work better is being taken into a morgue and see a mangled the dead body of someone caused by speeding and while it might not be so much 'fun' it might make you slow down next time



I completely disagree Bilbo. By the course being fun you relax and take home a lot of helpful information. (I've already been on one). I agree with Smayballine. As long as it changes your driving habits.

Btw you changed your tune since the first post about driving past too quick.....

oldsystem

Still dont tell them




And in doing so commit a criminal offence, what fantastic advice; not!

scouser999

I completely disagree Bilbo. By the course being fun you relax and take … I completely disagree Bilbo. By the course being fun you relax and take home a lot of helpful information. (I've already been on one). I agree with Smayballine. As long as it changes your driving habits. Btw you changed your tune since the first post about driving past too quick.....



First post was humour - second post was how I feel about speeding and speeders. You made your point I made mine it's called democracy last time I looked it up.

I would say a course like that should be about driving awareness and not having fun and being relaxed.

I've not seen a course for muggers that is made to make them feel happy and relaxed and more confident the next time they mug someone.

Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 5th May

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Bilbo1968

First post was humour - second post was how I feel about speeding and … First post was humour - second post was how I feel about speeding and speeders. You made your point I made mine it's called democracy last time I looked it up.I would say a course like that should be about driving awareness and not having fun and being relaxed.I've not seen a course for muggers that is made to make them feel happy and relaxed and more confident the next time they mug someone.


Again, democratically, I disagree. The criteria for application onto the course means that excessive speeders would and should not be given the option. Therefore, I find the parallel you draw to muggers to be offensive and moot.

If the aim of the course is to prevent minor speed infringement with eduction then fun and in a relaxed atmosphere is the right way to go about it in my opinion.

scouser999

Again, democratically, I disagree. The criteria for application onto the … Again, democratically, I disagree. The criteria for application onto the course means that excessive speeders would and should not be given the option. Therefore, I find the parallel you draw to muggers to be offensive and moot. If the aim of the course is to prevent minor speed infringement with eduction then fun and in a relaxed atmosphere is the right way to go about it in my opinion.



Spot on. If the course was too prescriptive and had you sat there being lectured like naughty schoolchildren it would rightly be criticised, and probably wouldn't achieve its aims. If it can be fun and informative at the same time I think they must be doing it right. As for the muggers comparison - dear me ! Although I would say, the whole point of the course is to prevent you reoffending, so I guess if there was such a thing for muggers would it be such a bad thing to make it fun and relaxed if they went away and never did it again; after all, isn't that the aim of any of these sort of courses.

gepw

Spot on. If the course was too prescriptive and had you sat there being … Spot on. If the course was too prescriptive and had you sat there being lectured like naughty schoolchildren it would rightly be criticised, and probably wouldn't achieve its aims. If it can be fun and informative at the same time I think they must be doing it right. As for the muggers comparison - dear me ! Although I would say, the whole point of the course is to prevent you reoffending, so I guess if there was such a thing for muggers would it be such a bad thing to make it fun and relaxed if they went away and never did it again; after all, isn't that the aim of any of these sort of courses.



But it doesn't make people not speed again that's the whole point - what are you going to advise next? Anyone caught using a phone whilst driving go on a course where they will be given a better phone and shown enjoyable sites they can click onto while driving so they get more enjoyment out of using them?

Are you sure, research shows that six months after attending a course 50% of drivers are less likely to speed and that 95% of drivers changed the way they drive after attending the course. Not sure what your phone analogy is meant to say, yes there were phone courses but they centred around the dangers of being distracted and why people deliberately broke the law, but they were stopped under the new penalties introduced earlier this year.
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