During the severe weather conditions, we are planning to run all workshops as normal.

If you have any issues regarding this, please contact the Driver Education Office on 0116 305 8787 for further information.

If the decision is made to cancel any workshops due to severe weather, we will make every effort to contact you.

National Motorway Awareness Courses

From December 2017 the National Speed Awareness Motorway Course will be replaced by the National Motorway Awareness Course.

The new National Motorway Awareness Course is classroom-based course targeted at motorists (drivers and riders) who have committed an offence in restricted areas on Smart Motorways. It lasts for 3 hours and 45 minutes, including 15 minutes to register clients at the start of the course and a 15-minute break.

The course aims to make Smart Motorways safer and more efficient, providing a better experience for people who use them and work on them.

It does so by:

  • Increasing knowledge of the meaning of smart motorway signs;
  • Increasing understanding of why variable speed limits are imposed;
  • Increasing understanding of how to use emergency areas safely and appropriately;
  • Increasing personal responsibility for decisions about complying with rules on smart motorways;
  • Increasing perceptions of control over complying with smart motorway regulations.