Under the circumstances is it possible that the authority that has awarded me the fixed penalty could be persuaded to change it to a speed awareness course & if so how would be the best way for me to go about that?
Your speed is eligible for a speed awareness course. But it comes down to whether or not they run them and are willing to offer them. Its entirely within their discretion as to whether one is made available as it is ultimately an offer with no basis in law.
You can aways write back to them asking for the speed awareness course instead of the points but if they refuse then there isn't any appeal arising from except I suppose judicial review. That would cost many thousands of pounds though and there not really grounds here.
I wrote to Avon & Somerset Police & this is their reply:
'I note from your letter you would like to attend a Speed Awareness workshop. Please note the option of the workshop is not an option because you are not in the criteria for the course eligibility. The course eligibility is exceeding a 70mph limit - up to a maximum of 76mph.'
So not up to 90mph I'm afraid. Any thoughts?
I also got them to send still pics. of me in the car at the time.
Looks like I will just have to grin & bear it. (pay the fine & take the points)