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Steve Farrell  says:

Speed awareness course could mean higher insurance costs

Taking a speed awareness course could lead to increased insurance premiums. Admiral is raising premiums of people who attend the courses, which are offered instead of a fine and licence penalty points. The insurance group says people who attend the course pose a higher risk.Avoiding extra insurance costs has been a key attraction of the courses, which are typically more...

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Sep 10

Posts: 1323

SatNavSteve says:

I attended one of these speed awareness courses about 10 years ago. Its a no-brainer really. I learnt nothing from it. Just attend, keep nodding to things like 'yes, I was going too fast' and 'yes, you are right and I was wrong' and 'I've learnt so much today' then walk out smiling to yourself that you have saved yourself from the points and carry on regardless and try not to get caught again. The downside to these courses is that I have heard that the money they make from them, they use to fund speed cameras, although when looking recently, I haven't found a speed camera around my way that actually had a camera in it!

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Oct 11

Posts: 2662

Piglet2010 says:

@ bird1050

“Be more awear of your surroundings when riding and you wont get caught…”

Really dude? Maybe GB is different, but here in the US we have cops with hand-held, instant on radar guns hiding like snipers behind the railings of overpasses, roadside hedges, etc, with other cops in cars further down the road to pull you over. You would need a helicopter escort with look-down infrared capability, etc. to avoid all of the speed traps.

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Sep 09

Posts: 406


The insurance blaggers would charge you more for bike insurance for dying your hair if they could.

Any old excuse to rob us for higher premuims. Insurance compnaies : same shit different year.

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Sep 10

Posts: 1323

SatNavSteve says:

Its been said on here that as its not going through the courts, we shouldn't have to tell our insurance companies. But as I understand it, you are only allowed to go on a speed awareness course once in three years, so it must be recorded somewhere what you have done! Do the insurance companies have access to this information?

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Feb 09

Posts: 515

As a company, Admiral are a shower of shit. I was with them years ago and had nothing but aggravation with them. This is nothing more than them screwing their customers. As for the speed awareness courses, I'd rather listen to the party line they spout and keep my licence clean, ta very much What do points make? Pedestrians! 

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Mar 07

Posts: 3215

Boult says:

Only thing

that aggravates me about these courses is that many are run by 'private' companies that have Chief Police Officers on the board of directors... Admiral, stooping to this level though takes away some of the point of attending these courses.

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