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Sussex police Speed awareness courses

On 23 Jan 2011 at 10:18am Speed Racer wrote:
Hi Boys and girls!! Has anyone here attended one of these courses??
I got clocked doing 80 on the A23 and have been offered the £85 course instead of 3 points and £60 fine!!
Just wondering when and where they are held... and what (if anything) people got out of the courses.
(I was well aware of my speed at the time... I cant see why a course would make me MORE aware!!)
On 23 Jan 2011 at 10:55am non speeder wrote:
Part of the course involves being taken to a mortuary to look at the victims of speeding vehicles.
On 23 Jan 2011 at 10:59am Clifford wrote:
Speed Racer - i suppose it might make you more aware that while we couldn't care less if you kill yourself with your stupidity we do care about you killing other people.
On 23 Jan 2011 at 1:39pm SHS wrote:
Take the course SR. Courses are in Lewes & Brighton plus other locations. The course is not all about looking at speed limits and watching the speedo, it's more like a refresher, even advanced, driving course and is given by advanced driving instructors. You'll see some stuff which really will make you think about your speed. You get a free copy of the highway code.
On 23 Jan 2011 at 3:55pm Hobbit wrote:
Yes worth taking the course. Cost more than the fine but keeps points of your licence so insurance does not go up. Was interesting and makes you more aware for a few weeks before you slip back into old habits. See what Popeye thinks as he will be going on one soon!!
On 23 Jan 2011 at 4:18pm popeye wrote:
I too was flashed doing 35 in a 30 mile limit. This was only 2 days ago so I am hoping there was no film in the camera. Like Hobbit said If I get a choice I will take the course. I also might invest in a speed check gadget. I agree with the comment Clifford wrote, it is stupid and irresponsible to brag that you were aware of your speed at the time. By the way Hobbit boats have speed limits too so be aware.
On 23 Jan 2011 at 9:31pm jrsussex wrote:
Posters will remember I got myself nicked a little while ago, 37 instead of 30. I returned the forms duly completed and earlier this work was offered the choice of the £60 fine or 85 speeding aware course. Would have prefered to have got away with it but think the 85 option to be the best as I won't get any points. Just waiting to hear where I have to go.
Non-Speeder's post has put me off a little, looking at corpse's is not part of my ideal day.
On 24 Jan 2011 at 7:20am Anon wrote:
I heard it was all Classroom based looking at video etc showing accidents etc bit grim but mkes you think even for a min.
On 24 Jan 2011 at 8:16am supporter wrote:
It is all done in a classroom,I done one in Swindon awhile ago.
On 24 Jan 2011 at 12:01pm Speed Racer wrote:
Having read this forum before cliffords comments are no surprise, he seems a bit of a P rick at the best of times, Thanks to all the others that posted Useful information, I have had a look at the online information too and the course is all in a class room, NO visits to the morg... but thanks Non speeder, it did make me chuckle!!!
As to the ?Boasting? of my speed pop eye, I was doing no such thing, and to be honest Id rather be clocked at 80 in a 70 zone ...with other fast moving traffic and a road built for speed, than speeding over 30 in residential area when children could run out at any moment. My final flippant comment was just a joke at the courses name!
On 24 Jan 2011 at 4:23pm popeye wrote:
Its strange how you can pick out the people who can be a danger on the road by the way they react to other postings. Its almost like road rage but I suppose you could call it forum rage. So simmer down and the next time you lose it I just hope your not behind a wheel.
On 24 Jan 2011 at 4:40pm Clifford wrote:
Speed Racer wrote: '(I was well aware of my speed at the time... I cant see why a course would make me MORE aware!!)'
There you are Speed Racer. Well aware you were doing 80. You weren't pissed at the time as well, were you? It wouldn't surprise me.
On 24 Jan 2011 at 8:35pm jrsussex wrote:
Although I am about to be advised of the place that I must attend for a speed awareness course I do say that when I earned my living by driving, in the UK and throughout Europe, I did occasionally see some horrific sights. The term "Speed Kills" is a bit all-embracing and is not necessarily true but certainly the faster you are travelling when involved in an accident so the risk of serious injury or death will often increase.
On 24 Jan 2011 at 10:12pm Speed Racer wrote:
Mawhaha Papeye, so quick to judge, just making a valid point that whilst I do occasionally tear around on Motor ways, usually keeping up with the general flow of traffic, I do restrict it to open Main roads and not towns, built up areas, Im sure you were caught doing your 35mph at night though when all the little darlings were tucked up in bed!. As for Road rage, or 'Forum Rage'... Really? You didnt like the point I was making so jumped to the defensive, thats understandable when you know your wrong.
And P rick... Sorry 'Clifford' and I cant believe Im actually going to waste time on your post again, but here goes....
Why would it suprise you if I was pissed? Im now assuming that you never ever drink in the evenings then drive a car the next morning? Possibly still over the limit?? Test do show that will be over the limit for serveral hours in the mornings, I just hope you bare that in mind next time you finish that second bottle of wine in your one bed flat while fumbling with yourself.
As it just so happened I wasnt 'pissed' at the time but thanks for your concern.
If you cant see the fun in the last line of my original post, there really is no hope for you, My only suggestion would be a length of rope, maybe you can do a hutchence and conbine it with your favorite activity!!!
Good Day to you sir!
All the rest of you ... Many thanks for your input, once again
On 25 Jan 2011 at 8:37am popeye wrote:
Talk about throwing all your toys out of the pram. Like I said before Calm down!
I am sorry if you thought I was quick to judge but I did not realise you were joking.
On 26 Jan 2011 at 8:50pm teacher wrote:
You are wasting your breath popeye apologizing, as soon as I read that bit about a length of rope and Hutchence I knew he was a prat. People like him think they are always right and turn bitchy when they are challenged. I think Clifford has got his measure.
On 27 Jan 2011 at 9:20am Hobbit wrote:
Why dont they send pedestrians on these courses or have cameras on the pavement to catch people running in the road without looking. Why is it always down to the drivers. Yes popeye will keep my foot of the pedal when boating lol.
On 1 Feb 2011 at 11:35pm piglet wrote:
I hate speeders. Go and do your bit of damage well away from me. The three teenagers (14, 15, 16 years old) from Doncaster who got tired of living last weekend trying to how fast their probably knicked Honda Civic would go not only spoiled their own day, but could have finished off a lot of others. The dent in the wall at Ashcombe roundabout and the bunches of flowers should be lesson enough, but some people never learn.

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