The National Speed Awareness Course
**The staff at the office in Basildon have now moved to Benfleet and can be contacted on: 01268 361355 (01268 297522 is not in use now)**
Essex County Council Policies
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Essex Police is committed to road safety and is actively seeking to educate and not prosecute drivers who have exceeded specific speed limits through errors of judgement.
The Speed Awareness Scheme has been introduced to give eligible offenders the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to the Fixed Penalty system of a £100 fine and 3 penalty points to be endorsed on their licence. In some situations it could prevent a summons to attend court being issued.
The courses are only available by referral from the police. Voluntary attendance at any of the other courses in the country will not have any bearing on any pending prosecution in respect of reducing penalty points or sentence.
TO BOOK A COURSE YOU MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF A DRIVING LICENCE. IF THIS IS A PHOTO CARD LICENCE THE PHOTO MUST BE IN DATE. IF IN DOUBT CHECK DATE AT 4b ON THE FRONT OF THE CARD.
You will require your Driving Licence number to access the information on the site and register yourself for a course.
Essex Police, and Essex County Council as course providers, are members of The National Speed Awareness Scheme. Drivers who are offered the course by any Police Force in the National Scheme, will have the opportunity to attend a course either in Essex or any other County participating in the National Scheme.
DURING PERIODS OF ADVERSE WEATHER IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO CANCEL COURSES AT SHORT NOTICE AND RE-ARRANGE, IF POSSIBLE, TO AN ALTERNATIVE DATE. TO CHECK THE STATUS OF FUTURE COURSES AND ANY OTHER NEW INFORMATION ON COURSES PLEASE FOLLOW THE "Up to Date Course Information" LINK ON THIS PAGE WHICH ALSO CARRIES IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING COURSE FEES.
Essex Police Ticket Office: 01245 452280.
This is an automated answering machine and Essex Police will return you call as soon as possible
The cost of the course is £97.50 and is payable at the point of booking.
If you have financial difficulties with making this payment at the time of booking, then contact the Essex Highways Booking Office on 01268 361355 Monday to Friday between 0830am and 2.30pm who may be able to discuss payment options. All courses need to be paid for a minimum of 7 days before attendance. No credit agreements are available.
There is an answerphone and if you leave a message the team will get back to you as soon as possible.