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Speed Awareness Course Attendance 2013-2017

Question

1. State the number of motorists who attended a National Speed Awareness Course between 2013 and 2017 so far. Please provide breakdown per year.

2. What is the cost charged to drivers who attend the above course? Has the cost changed in the last 5 years? If so, please provide this breakdown/change.

3. Provide the name of the company/companies which delivers this course. Has the provider changed between 2013 – 2017? If yes, why?

4. Please provide a breakdown of where exactly the money made on the course fee goes to? Eg: £XXXX to course provider, £XXXX to the police etc. Please provide breakdown between 2013 – 2017.

5. Total income made from the above speed awareness course between 2013 – 2017 AFTER the course provider fee has been reducted. Please provide breakdown per year.

Answer

Q1. Please find the information in the table below:

Year

Attendees

2013

41,048

2014

58,704

2015

54,120

2016

75,527

2017

8,104

Q 2+3. Various companies deliver this course throughout England and Wales. Avon and Somerset has a contract with TTC and this has remained the same since 2013. The cost to drivers to attend a course within this Force area has been provided in the table below. Please be aware that the fees have varied within individual years. 

Year

Cost of course

2013

£80

2014

£80

2015

£80

2016

£95/£80

2017

£95/£91/£76 (current charge)

Q4. In respect of the current course fee charged within this Force area we receive £35 as a cost recovery fee. In addition £5 is paid to NDORS which covers the development of these course, licencing etc.

Q5. Please see the table below:

Year

Cost of course

2013

£1,436,680.00

2014

£2,054,640.00

2015

£1,894,200.00

2016

£3,014,994.50

2017

£318,165.00 (to the end of February)

FOI reference: 271/17.

Date of request: 27.02.17.