Car insurance holders avoid points

Thursday, 12 January 2012

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It's been revealed that many motorists are managing to keep their car insurance premiums down by avoiding costly points on their license, should they break the speed limit.

Local news provider for South Yorkshire, The Star, reports that 57,000 drivers caught speeding on the county's roads have taken a speed awareness course.

The provision is offered by local councils in the area as an alternative to having endorsements put on the driving license of an offender, by the police.

A total of 57,400 motorists paid £85 to do the course between 2007 and December last year, generating nearly £5 million revenue in the process.

Any cash left over goes towards more safety schemes in the region.

Chief Inspector Stuart Walne says: "Limits are there for a reason so it is importance that we enforce them."

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