National ‘Driving4Change’ Course
What is it?
The National ‘Driving4Change’ Course gives drivers who commit various minor traffic offences, the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative prosecution. It is offered at the discretion of the police.
Who is it for?
It is offered by Police as an alternative to attending court for some driving offences. The course aims to help drivers become more responsible and to contribute to better road and community safety.
It helps raise driver’s awareness of individual driving skills deficits and to start the process that will allow drivers to address them.
There’s no test or exam. Attendance and willingness to take part in the experience are all that’s needed to successfully finish the course.
How does it work?
The course is entirely practical and is delivered in groups of two drivers to one instructor. It encourages learning through practical application, discussion and discovery. Integral to the course is a logbook in which drivers complete various tasks and activities and make notes about what they want to change.
Drivers are offered a course in the area of their choice, providing the police force has adopted the National Scheme arrangements.
Clients may only attend a course once in a three-year period.
When does it happen?
It takes place during the mornings and also in the afternoons, including some Saturdays, and the course last for 2 ¼ hours and is entirely practical based and takes place in the driver trainers car.
How much does it cost?
The current fee is £92.
Where do I attend?
Courses are entirely on the move, but will start from Shire Hall in Gloucester.