Some time ago the Government declared that it was to remove public funding for the upkeep of speed cameras. This caused many to hope that this would result in a turning off of thousands of speed cameras leading to the lessened chance of receiving a speeding ticket .
This never happened because the local authorities were allowed to keep the revenue from the speeding ticket fines generated by the speed cameras. It quickly became apparent that the cameras were very profitable and a major generator of income. There has been no evidence, however, to show that speed cameras have any impact upon the general speed at which motorists drive. Motorists should beware. There are at least 6000 speed camera sites and they are turned off and on randomly so the motorist can never be sure if they are working or not.
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Speed Awareness Courses
In many low level speeding cases the police will offer the driver the option of attending a speed awareness course as an alternative to facing a prosecution in the magistrates court and having a conviction for an offence of speeding or having penalty points endorsed on the driving licence by way of a fixed penalty. It was generally believed that this would have no impact upon the motorists insurance premium.
This is not however always the case and motorists are increasingly finding that the speed awareness course can result in a hike in premiums.
Benefits of the Course
The speed awareness course does, however, have significant benefits for a motorist who accepts a low level speeding offence.
There will be no penalty points endorsed on the driving licence , no attendance at court and the increase in insurance premium would probably be less than if penalty points were endorsed.
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