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Speed Limits: Driving Offences

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in which police force areas speed awareness courses are offered to speeding motorists as an alternative to a fine and endorsement. (117863)

To ensure consistency, the Association of Chief Police Officers has put in place arrangements for a national speed awareness course. 11 police forces in England are currently running the national model, offering it to drivers where it is judged to be an appropriate alternative to prosecution. The 11 police force areas are as follows:

Devon and Cornwall

Essex

Hertfordshire

Kent

Lancashire

Leicestershire

Norfolk

Staffordshire

Thames Valley

Warwickshire

Wiltshire

Additionally seven police force areas offer courses that do not conform to the national model.