G-BLEW wrote:- Three days loss of earnings and two nights in a hotel? There's a three month window to find a course close enough so that you can replace hotel stays with a working alarm clock.
- People go on the course because they have infringed, the fact that it was unintentional suggests that there might be something to learn (ie strategies for avoiding distraction etc. etc.)
Looking at the published numbers, is it really disproportionate?
At least one contributor on here (an instructor I believe) had a five hour round trip, travelling costs, £200 for the course, a hotel bill, and at least two lost days.
The three month window with apparently one Saturday course per month amounts to a choice of three possible days with pot luck as to how far to travel.
Personally I’m the sort of chap who doesn’t glibly set his alarm clock and believe I can set off to a venue I have never visited before, with no knowledge of likely traffic delays, parking arrangements or locations and availability and cost for all day parking and any other variable unknowns. I would therefore arrange accommodation, leave the previous day, and make sure I had done the necessary reconnoitre lest the “late for the course” sword descends on me.
As for the course preventing distractions, mistakes, inadvertent occurrences, momentary inattention etc, these are all part of the human condition and the solution to these lies with God not GASCO or the CAA.