Can I do a speed awareness course instead of paying a speeding fine?
For less serious speeding offences, many police forces offer speed awareness courses. These usually last for most of a day and cost a similar amount to the speeding fine. The advantage of a speed awareness course is that you get no points on your licence as a result. Speed awareness courses are only offered as an alternative to a fixed penalty notice, not as an alternative to a court appearance for speeding. If you have already done one speed awareness course you will not normally be offered a second course. Courses are offered at the discretion of the authorities and there is no mechanism to apply for a speed awareness course.
The following table shows that if the speed limit is 30mph, then normally alleged incidents of speeding up to 39mph will normally result in an offer of a speed awareness course.