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Drivers over 1.5 million dodge fines and score points on their speeding license

More than 1.5 million motorists have dodged fines and speeding license points in the past year.

It comes amid a dramatic increase in drivers completing retention courses, as an alternative to a possible fine and penalty points.

Over 1.5 million motorists have dodged fines or penalty points on their license

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Over 1.5 million motorists have dodged fines or penalty points on their license

Figures from the National Driver Retraining Program show that number is up from 1.3 million last year.

The numbers represent the highest annual total since 2014.

Under the program, 86% of drivers have attended speed awareness courses, which aim to help people identify speed limits and recognize the potential consequences of speeding.

Department for Transport figures show speed is a contributing factor to a quarter of fatal crashes on UK roads in 2020.

Speed ​​awareness courses are followed by courses focusing on highway driving, seat belts and the causes of reckless and risky driving.

Steve Gooding, director of automotive research charity at the RAC Foundation, said: “In terms of it, the increase in the number of people taking courses shows that our driving habits have deteriorated. more despite the travel restrictions caused by Covid last year.

“But there’s one message motorists need to follow: at least 1.5 million people were caught breaking the law last year, so if you want to speed, remember that drivers continue to drive. Follow can get caught most likely you.”

Courses are run by private companies and are offered to motorists at the discretion of police forces across the UK.

Drivers cannot complete more than one course within three years.

Speed ​​awareness courses are mainly held online, cost between £73 and £95 and last two hours and 45 minutes.

Drivers warn of major detour rule change to come into effect at the end of January

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