Speed awareness course

Speed awareness courses may be given as an alternative to prosecution. The aim of the course is for offending motorists to be educated on the consequences of speeding and to raise awareness of the importance of speed limits.

The 'National Speed Awareness Course 20mph' (NSAC 20) may be offered to those caught speeding in a 20mph zone and the 'National Speed Awareness Course' (NSAC) can be handed as an alternative to prosecution to those caught speeding in all other limits.

Both courses are run by DriveTech and completing the course can prevent some motorists from facing prosecution.

Courses can be taken across the country and motorists do not need to return to the area where the offence was committed. Visit the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme website for a full list of courses all over the country.

Motorists caught speeding in any low-level speed limit area who have not completed a course in the past three years may be eligible for the course. Once a course has been issued, visit Drivetech to make a booking.

Speed Limit Speed Awareness Course criteria (if appropriate) Fixed Penalty Summons
20 mph 24-31 mph 32-34 mph 35+ mph
30 mph 35-42 mph 43-49 mph 50+ mph
40 mph 46-53 mph 54-65 mph 66+ mph
50 mph 57-64 mph 65-75 mph 76+ mph
60 mph 68-75 mph 76-85 mph 86+ mph
70 mph 79-86 mph 87-95 mph 96+ mph
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