IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OUR COURSES

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OUR COURSES

From 1st November 2018 the following changes to our courses will take place:


NATIONAL DRIVER ALERTNESS COURSE

The National Driver Alertness Course will be replaced by the Safe and Considerate Driving Course.

The times for the Safe and Considerate Driving Course will be:

Day Course: 8:45am to 4:45pm


NATIONAL WHAT’S DRIVING US? COURSE

The National What’s Driving Us? Course has been redesigned and the new version of this course will go live from 1st November.

The times for the new What’s Driving Us? Course will be:

AM Session: 8:45am to 12:45pm
PM Session: 1:30pm till 5:30pm


NATIONAL DRIVING 4 CHANGE COURSE

The National Driving 4 Change Course will cease to exist from 1st November 2018. Clients who would have been referred for a Driving 4 Change course, will instead be offered the new National What’s Driving Us? Course.


Driver Alertness Courses


From 1st November 2018 The National Driver Alertness Course will be replaced by the Safe and Considerate Driving Course. The times for the Safe and Considerate Driving Course will be: Full Day Course: 8:45am to 4:45pm.

The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales & Northern Ireland (ACPO) favour education rather than punishment for certain offences where the driver would benefit from attending an appropriate course rather receiving a fine and penalty points.

Leicestershire County Council provides the National Driver Alertness Course on behalf of Leicestershire Police which replaced the National Driver Improvement Scheme. This consists of a one day training course which involves a mixture of classroom and on the road sessions.

When a motorist is involved in a Road Traffic Incident and there is sufficient evidence which indicates that they have been “Driving Without Due Care and Attention, or Driving Without Reasonable Consideration for Other Road Users” contrary to Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, or other like offences, they may be given an option to attend a National Driver Alertness Course.

This is offered as an alternative to having the incident referred to the Crown Prosecution Service. This would usually result in a summons to attend court, where they may receive a fine and penalty points on their driving licence.

When an offer of a course is made by Leicestershire Police, information about the scheme is sent to the person/s involved together with details on how to book a course in your chosen area.