The speed awareness course I attended in Tunbridge Wells today was actually very enjoyable. There, I’ve said it.
A lot is made of the fallacy that excess speed is the main cause of accidents. Of course if you do a little research you’ll see this simply isn’t true. In fact, the most dangerous driver I’ve ever experienced was also the slowest.
I’m very excited to be attending my first speed awareness course in just over a week’s time (read about that here) because it looks like the event has prompted the production of the very first batch of WeDriveOnTheLeft.com products. Photos will follow but I’m looking forward to wearing the most perfect t-shirt for the event, and soon anyone attending such a farce will also be able to get suited up appropriately.
After receiving my second ever NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) recently I wondered – why not introduce a positive reinforcement message (even if it is aligned with the entirely misleading message of speed being directly responsible for accidents)?
I remember growing up with a healthy respect for the police. They were our friends and protectors from criminals. It took a deliberate effort to become a criminal, you had to really try to do something wrong to get into trouble.