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Speeding Motorists May Have To Participate In A Safety Course Instead Of Penalty Points

By katedemolder

August 20, 2017 at 7:53pm


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is currently in talks with road experts in the UK about the idea of making safety courses obligatory for those caught speeding in lieu of penalty points. 

According to 98fm, this move would see first-time offenders undergo an specialised course based around the potential consequences of breaking the speed limit, in lieu of paying a fine or receiving points on their license.

Speeidng drivers would also have to pay out of their own pocket for the course, which aims to educate offenders instead of prosecuting them.

A similar system is already in place in the UK, where drivers can opt to take a course instead of paying a fine.  

Barry Aldworth, PR Officer with AA Ireland, praises the initiative:

"It's about giving them [drivers] an opportunity to learn why even speeding at that kind of lower threshold can be dangerous but avoid the ramifications of having penalty points on your license".

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