The National “What’s Driving Us?” is a short course; lasting three hours with a 15 minute break. It is designed for drivers who have committed a wide range of offences, including: failing to stop at a red light, crossing a solid white line, and aggressive tailgating.
The course contains a mixture of presentations, discussions and activities.
We’re not going to lecture you or tell you that you have done something wrong. Instead we’re going to get you thinking about some of the things that influence the way that people drive.
The aim of the course is to produce safer and more responsible attitudes towards driving, and to increase motivation to drive with consideration for other road users.
The quickest and easiest way to book and pay for your course is using the link below. To book your place, please click the link below and follow the on-screen instructions.
YOU WILL NEED YOUR DRIVING LICENCE NUMBER AND A VALID DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD TO MAKE THE BOOKING
IF YOU ARE BOOKING A COURSE ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE CALL: 0345 600 1291 PRIOR TO MAKING THE BOOKING
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ONLINE PLEASE CALL: 0345 606 6043
No. calltakers can access the same range of venues and dates as you can online. All confirmed courses are available and open until fully booked. Additional course dates are not available on request. Courses are filled on a first come, first served basis and you will have to be prepared to travel if your first choice of venue is not available. The courses are an alternative to Police prosecution for an offence and clients are expected to make themselves available to attend.
Please check you are entering your licence number correctly (as shown on the booking screen).
If you are still unable to book a course, you may have had your offer withdrawn and will need further assistance from the Road Safety team. Please call: 0345 600 1291 or email: NDORS.email@example.com
The cost of the course is ninety pounds (£90 GBP) This fee is non-refundable and is payable at the time of booking your course.
The course fee is a set amount and cannot be reduced or paid in instalments.The course must be paid for in full at the time of booking by debit or credit card. Cash/cheques are not accepted.
The courses are held at Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft. Courses are booked on a first come, first served basis. If your first choice of venue isn't available, you may need to travel.
Saturday courses may be available but only in Ipswich
Course days and times may vary throughout the month, Monday to Saturday
Parking is available, but not guaranteed at any of the sites. We would recommend that you look at alternate means of travel and allow plenty of time for your journey. Please visit the following sites for more travel options:
For cycle routes: www.greenSuffolk.org/travel
For public transport information: www.suffolkonboard.com
PLEASE NOTE: Late arrivals will not be allowed into the course and the file may be returned to the Police
Tea, coffee and water are provided free of charge, but we do not provide snacks or meals
There is likely to be approximately 20 people on the course.
There is no test, but you must attend and complete the whole course, make a positive contribution through participating and show that you have a responsible attitude towards safe driving. You must also show respect for others on the course and their health and safety.
We endeavour to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible. Please contact a member of the team to discuss your requirements at: NDORS.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0345 600 1291
Please ensure that you bring your full photographic driving licence with you. If your licence does not include a photograph please provide additional photographic evidence, such as a passport, or suitable alternative*.
Failure to produce the correct documentation will result in being refused entry to the course, a loss of course fee, and the file will be returned to the Police
*For further information on 'suitable alternatives' please call: 0345 600 1291
Course dates can only be changed in exceptional circumstances.Evidence will be required in certain situations.
Changes to course dates will incur a £50 admin fee
You must arrive on time for your course. Late arrivals may be refused entry and, unless under exceptional circumstances, will have their files returned to the Police and the offer of a 'What's Driving Us?' course withdrawn. Any re-booking will incur a charge of £50.00
You are required to complete the full course. Failure to do so will result in your file being returned to the Police and the offer of a 'What’s Driving Us?' course being withdrawn.
If you do not attend the course, in exceptional circumstances we may offer an alternative course date. If you fail to provide evidence of your exceptional circumstances, your file will be returned to the Police.
Providing your chosen area can offer you the course you have been directed to, it may be possible to transfer your course to another area. For details of course venues, please visit: https://www.ndors.org.uk
At this time courses are only offered on a referral basis from the Police.
No, the Driver Education administration team will update the National Driver Offender Retraining (NDORS) database with your attendance. Your Police force will be notified accordingly.
Upon successful completion of the course the Police may notify the client that no further action will be taken in regard to that particular incident. The client’s name will, however, be held on the Police NDORS database for a minimum period of three years from the date of the offence.
If you are involved in another incident falling under the same criteria within a three year period of your original offence, you cannot be offered another 'What’s Driving Us?' course in lieu of Police proceedings