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      10-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #67
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My other half went (caught texting in a traffic jam), she said it was very interesting and they go over bits like driving in the rain, real life stopping distance and other stuff. I switched off after 10 seconds.

The main thing they try to get over to the attendee's is thinking a little bit more on what MIGHT happen on the roads if you fuck up!!


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I've got one on Friday.
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My other half went (caught texting in a traffic jam), she said it was very interesting and they go over bits like driving in the rain, real life stopping distance and other stuff. I switched off after 10 seconds.

The main thing they try to get over to the attendee's is thinking a little bit more on what MIGHT happen on the roads if you fuck up!!


Good news on the penalty
Thanks

Lol i will probably switch off too! But i suppose there's always things to learn. I will update this thread with anything new i learn.

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I've got one on Friday.
Really? From what i know there are 4 types of courses:

National Speed Awareness Course
What's Driving Us
Driving 4 Change
Driver Alertness Course

Which one are you doing?

My course (what's driving us) is:

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What's Driving Us Course

A 3 hour 15 minute classroom theory course, What's Driving Us? aims to identify and discuss the root causes of driver behaviour leading to a better appreciation of, and consideration for, all other road users.

The What's Driving Us course is for those drivers where the evidence suggests by an act or omission their mischief was intentional or deliberate i.e. the driver knew their actions amounted to an offence, but the circumstances surrounding the nature of the offending and the environment in which the offence took place did not amount to high risk or high harm.

You won't have to take a test but you will be expected to make a positive contribution to the course. The course has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere; it is not intended to make you feel like a criminal.
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Lol i will probably switch off too!
Try not to switch off when there's a policemen stood behind you
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Try not to switch off when there's a policemen stood behind you
I'm guessing paper planes are out of the question then.
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Hi

So got a letter from the police today. 3 options:

1) A What's Driving Us course. 80 no points
2) 100 penalty and 3 points
3) Court

Wonder which i'm going to choose!

Over the moon

So has anyone done a whats us driving course? I dont understand what they are meant to teach?
Phew.

Very very lucky.
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Phew.

Very very lucky.
I know

I was preparing for the worse and thinking about the unthinkable, a ban. To be fair i am suprised as well.

I've booked the course and will be attending in high spirits at the end of Nov.
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So i have a section 59 warning as stated in an earlier post. Just need some clarification:

When a police car reads my plate will it flash up with a S59 warning? Or would they know only when they do further checks when they've stopped me?

Also, any advice on how to dispute the S59 because my driving certainly wasn't careless, or anti social?
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So i have a section 59 warning as stated in an earlier post.
Good.

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Just need some clarification:

When a police car reads my plate will it flash up with a S59 warning? Or would they know only when they do further checks when they've stopped me?
Yes. ANPR will ping your registration plate as having a S59 so expect to get stopped a lot more if you carry on driving like you are.

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Also, any advice on how to dispute the S59 because my driving certainly wasn't careless, or anti social?
No. Mostly because they're right.
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Parapaul: You've already seemed to make a judgement of my driving, assuming its careless. How do you know that? From 2 incidents you've read about? Did you actually witness any of the incidents?

I've been arguing all the way through this thread that it wasn't careless, i was in total control. The police officer himself said it was only due to the rain that they had to stop me. I think due to the fact that they offered me a driving course, explains it wasn't as dangerous as you seem to believe. Otherwise it would have been points or court.
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I think you should go to court and argue that the policemen were wrong and couldn't tell the difference between a careful and considerate driver (like yourself) and a drunken goat.

You could suggest that they prosecute the policemen for wasting the court's time as well.
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I think you should go to court and argue that the policemen were wrong and couldn't tell the difference between a careful and considerate driver (like yourself) and a drunken goat.

You could suggest that they prosecute the policemen for wasting the court's time as well.
The sarcasm meter just exploded!
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All i can say is that if i was that much of a dangerous driver at that time, like you all seem to love to believe, then i would not have been offered a driving course.

Simples
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All i can say is that if i was that much of a dangerous driver at that time, like you all seem to love to believe, then i would not have been offered a driving course.

Simples
Doesn't necessarily follow. They might struggle to fully prove you were driving dangerously since it's just a question of your word against theirs.

I reckon if you've already got 6 points and now this then you probably are a total f##king nutter!
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Doesn't necessarily follow. They might struggle to fully prove you were driving dangerously since it's just a question of your word against theirs.

I reckon if you've already got 6 points and now this then you probably are a total f##king nutter!
Lol and before in the thread you guys were saying the word of 2 police offices is concrete? Hmmm and now its just my word against theirs? LOL.

I don't understand why people on here assume that i'm lying and i'm automatically a "nutter". It's very strange and worrying we have this sort of mentality on this forum. You just love to make an issue out of nothing. Maybe it's because of people not liking my views on other threads in the past.

FYI my previous 6 points were for breaking a 30mph limit and a 40mph limit. One was a mobile police van positioned right at the bottom of a dual carriageway, on a steep ish hill, got caught doing 49 in a 40 (OMG THATS CRAZY!!). The other was just a speed camera, got caught doing 38 in a 30 (WHAT THE HELL THAT'S CRAZY FAST!!).

Are you saying that qualifies me as a nutter? . If you are, then i guess most of us are nutters!

Please do not make these ridiculous assumptions that my previous 6 points were for crazy or dangerous driving. I've driven for 8 years now with only the previous 6 points, and now this single incident. I admit i was driving a bit fast, but i had just come back from holiday and hadn't driven the car in 4 weeks. The same actually goes for one of the previous 3 points!

I don't even know why i'm trying to explain myself to you! If you want to call me a nutter and make these little assumptions up in your head then fine. That's your call, even though it's wrong.
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I don't even know why i'm trying to explain myself to you!
Nor do I.

You always get sanctimonious, holier than thou types on forums, this ones no different to others, although the judgements are couched in a more polite manner.

The chances are that the very people who criticise you, are no doubt guilty of similar offences,after all, who drives a BMW and drives like Miss Daisy!

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Lol and before in the thread you guys were saying the word of 2 police offices is concrete? Hmmm and now its just my word against theirs? LOL.

I don't understand why people on here assume that i'm lying and i'm automatically a "nutter". It's very strange and worrying we have this sort of mentality on this forum. You just love to make an issue out of nothing. Maybe it's because of people not liking my views on other threads in the past.

FYI my previous 6 points were for breaking a 30mph limit and a 40mph limit. One was a mobile police van positioned right at the bottom of a dual carriageway, on a steep ish hill, got caught doing 49 in a 40 (OMG THATS CRAZY!!). The other was just a speed camera, got caught doing 38 in a 30 (WHAT THE HELL THAT'S CRAZY FAST!!).

Are you saying that qualifies me as a nutter? . If you are, then i guess most of us are nutters!

Please do not make these ridiculous assumptions that my previous 6 points were for crazy or dangerous driving. I've driven for 8 years now with only the previous 6 points, and now this single incident. I admit i was driving a bit fast, but i had just come back from holiday and hadn't driven the car in 4 weeks. The same actually goes for one of the previous 3 points!

I don't even know why i'm trying to explain myself to you! If you want to call me a nutter and make these little assumptions up in your head then fine. That's your call, even though it's wrong.
+1

People just need to calm the **** down and stop over analysing others. Big deal he's had a few points... I'd be more concerned if OP didn't care about the points and carried on driving carelessly.

It's easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment.. and especially when you in the 3.5D, You gotta' drive it

Just enjoy it, be careful and don't drive silly

Some of the comments on here from others are utter rubbish and destructive.
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Not wanting to fan the flames but I presume theirs a lot of "pot...kettle" going on here.
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Thanks Ian and Sam. You have both summed it up better than i could have. I'm glad there's some level headed people on here willing to contribute.
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Thanks Ian and Sam. You have both summed it up better than i could have. I'm glad there's some level headed people on here willing to contribute.
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