National ‘What’s Driving Us?’ Course
What is it?
The National ‘What’s Driving Us?’ Course gives drivers who commit various 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.
There’s no test or exam. Attendance and willingness to take part are all that’s needed to successfully finish the course.
How does it work?
The course is underpinned by several psychological theories. It encourages learning through discussion and presentations where drivers and riders gain an insight into the decisions that people make on the road. Integral to the course is a logbook in which drivers and riders 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. It lasts 3 ¼ hours and is entirely theory based with discussion and participation. The course will involve groups of about 24 drivers with two trainers.
How much does it cost?
The current fee is £90.
Where do I attend?
Courses are held in Gloucester.
How do I book?
Clients can now book and pay for a course within Gloucestershire on-line here.
How can I find out more?