Motorway Course

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Motorway courses

This course may be offered  to those motorists driving on motorways, who have been detected exceeding the active variable speed limit (as electronically displayed on the overhead gantries and roadside electronic signs) either by a police officer or an automated camera device  as with the NSAC course described above, the police can apply enforcement limit at which it is set.

This course also caters for  motorists who have passed through a mandatory Red X lane closure signal, and also for infringements occurring on hard shoulders and emergency refuge areas.  A classroom based course, it lasts for 3 hours 45 mins inclusive of breaks and administration.


Course cost in Suffolk: £90 (non-refundable)

  • You'll need to bring with your full photographic driving licence or passport
  • Held Monday to Friday in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Eye and Lowestoft and on a Saturday in Ipswich only
  • If the course needs to be rebooked, there is a £50 admin fee


To book a place call: 0345 600 1291

Related information: FAQs


  • can pay by debit or credit card
  • cannot pay by cash, cheques or in instalments

Yes, only in exceptional circumstances.

Evidence will be required in certain situations. If you are offered a new date no further dates will be offered thereafter.

You'll have to pay the administration fee, which is stated in the course details above.

Call 0345 600 1291.


You must attend and complete the whole course, make a positive contribution through participating and show that you have a responsible attitude towards safe riding.

You must also show respect for others on the course and their health and safety.

  • Tea, coffee and water are provided free of charge
  • Snacks or meals aren't provided

You must arrive on time for your course.

Late arrivals may be refused entry and, unless under exceptional circumstances, will have their files returned to the Police and the offer of a Speed Awareness Course withdrawn.

Any re-booking will incur a fee of £50.00.

Call 0345 600 1291 if you need re-book.

You must complete the full course.

Failure to do so will result in your file being returned to the Police and the offer of a Speed Awareness Course withdrawn.

Any re-booking will incur a fee of £50.00.

Call 0345 600 1291 if you need re-book.

If you don't attend the course, and fail to provide evidence of exceptional circumstances, your file will be returned to the Police and you'll need to re-book.

Any re-booking will incur a fee of £50.00.

Call 0345 600 1291 if you need re-book.

Providing your chosen area can offer you the course you have been directed to, it may be possible to transfer your course to another area.

Visit for details of course venues.


Courses are only offered on a referral basis from the Police.


The Driver Education administration team will update the National Driver Offender Retraining (NDORS) database with your attendance. Your Police force will be notified accordingly.

You cannot attend another course within three years of the original offence.


Anyone who calls can access the same range of venues and dates as you can online.

All confirmed courses are open and available until fully booked. Additional courses are not available on request.

Courses are filled on a first come, first served basis and you will have to be prepared to travel if your first venue choice is unavailable.

Courses are offered as an alternative to Police prosecution and clients are expected to make themselves available to attend a course

Check you've entered your driving licence number correctly (as shown on the booking screen).

If you are still unable to book a course, you may have had your offer withdrawn and will need further assistance from the Road Safety team.

Call 0345 600 1291 or email:

We endeavour to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible.

Email or call 0345 600 1291 to discuss your requirements.

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis but is not reserved for course clients; we would recommend leaving plenty of time for your journey.