My missus was involved in a 4-car smash last month. Our car was written off. The front car slammed on her brakes for whatever reason and the pile-up occurred. Our car was the last car. I understand about leaving enough space etc etc and I only know what happened from what my wife said. We received a letter stating something along the lines of "I have found there is reason to believe you were driving without due care & attention..." Long story short - pay £155 to attend the course (which she did on Saturday) or attend magistrate's court with the possibility of accruing 3 points. Has anybody ever tested this and opted for court? It seems to me like a form of legalised scam. No evidence was offered to ius, or even reasons for their findings. It seems to me like an opportunistic money making scheme that plays on the fact most people will just "cough up" to save any hassle. My wife said, that on the course, there were people who demonstrably should never be allowed within the same postcode of a motor vehicle. One of the "instructers" having to grap control off some old woman who was on it several times. Said woman was on it for taking out somebody's garden wall. As it was simply an attendance course nothing was actioned about that womans obvious unsuitability.