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Speed awareness courses for 20mph limits.

14 October 2013

Police forces are now introducing speed awareness courses as a key part of enforcement in 20mph limits for those who breach the limit between 24 and 31mph. Often, these drivers are mistaken or require further education on the local limit and therefore we are very pleased that the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) are developing a speed awareness course tailored to these zones which will run from November of this year until 2016.

Commenting on the refreshed ACPO guidance on speed enforcement, including 20mph zones, National Policing Lead on Roads Policing, Chief Constable Suzette Davenport said,  “Enforcement will be considered in all clearly posted limits, but limits are only one element of speed management and local speed limits should not be set in isolation. They should be part of a package with other measures to manage speeds which include engineering, visible interventions and landscaping standards that respect the needs of all road users and raise the driver’s awareness of their environment, together with education, driver information, training and publicity." 
 

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