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Driver Education Courses
TTC work in partnership with the Police and Local Authorities to deliver interventions as an alternative to drivers attending court. These interventions include a range of driver education courses that include:
National Speed Awareness Course – Has been designed to allow the Police to divert low-end speeding motorists to a re-education course. The course content is designed to change the driver’s behaviour with the aim of preventing the driver from re-offending.
Speed Awareness 20mph course – Currently a pilot scheme that operates in four police authorities – Avon & Somerset, Gwent, North Wales and South Wales. Unlike the National Speed Awareness Course, this scheme aims to create safer environments for vulnerable road users and help reduce the speed at which people drive in 20 mph areas by encouraging drivers to alter their attitudes towards excessive or inappropriate speed.
What’s Driving Us? – Currently part of a pilot scheme the scheme has been put in place to give Police the discretion to offer drivers who commit selected road traffic offences the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to potential prosecution, or the Fixed Penalty system of a fine and penalty points.
Seat Belt Awareness Course – Devon & Cornwall Police in partnership with the TTC Group and in association with NDORS (National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme) have developed a Seat Belt Awareness Course to give the driver the opportunity to complete an educational workshop as an alternative to paying a fine, if they have been caught driving without wearing a seat belt.
Driver Alertness – As an alternative to court prosecution the Police can refer drivers to the scheme who are deemed to have been involved in ‘driving without due care and attention’ incidents.
Driving 4 Change – Currently a pilot scheme launched by Police in the West Midlands, West Mercia and South Yorkshire with the help of the TTC Group. Drivers stopped by Police for minor traffic infringements could be recommended for the 2¼ hour course with a driving instructor instead of receiving a fine or points on their licence.
RIDE (Rider Intervention Developing Experience) – The RIDE Scheme has been designed as an intervention for those motorcyclists whose behaviour has been brought to the attention of the Police.
To attend one of these Driver Education courses you must be referred by the Police.
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