What's Driving Us? Course

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The What’s Driving Us? (WDU) course gives an insight into driver behaviour and the importance of driving with consideration towards other road users.

The course is offered to drivers/riders as an alternative to prosecution for the offence of driving without due care and attention. That could be failing to comply with traffic directions, neglecting pedestrian rights, not being in proper control of the vehicle and using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving or supervising a learner driver (the course is not offered in all areas for clients using a mobile phone whilst driving – this is the police discretion).

Through presentations and discussions, you will gain an understanding of the causes of driver behaviour and develop a more responsible attitude towards driving.

  • 4 hours
  • Up to 24 participants
  • Price dependent on police force area
  • Classroom interactive workshop
  • We deliver the course in Avon & Somerset, Cumbria, Devon & Cornwall, Gwent, North Wales, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, South Wales, South Yorkshire, West Mercia, West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire

Reasons to attend

Gain an insight into the decisions people make on the road.

You do not need to pay the fine and penalty points will not be added to your licence.

Attendance on a NDORS course is not a conviction.

Local venuesLocal venues available throughout England and Wales.

I found it like a complete stop moment on how I was driving. I had started to take everything for granted, I was not concentrating on the job in hand and this course made me do this.

What's Driving Us? Course attendee

Participant benefits

Driving behavoiurUnderstand what influences your driving behaviour​.

Recognise the consequences of being involved in a crash and the need for traffic rules.

Driver steering wheelOvercome barriers to safe and responsible driving.

Other road usersBe motivated to drive with consideration for other road users.

Course details

Who should attend

Anyone who has been referred by the police to attend a What’s Driving Us? Course.

Delivery method

The interactive workshop is relaxed and informative and facilitated by a licenced NDORS (National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme) trainer. There is no police involvement.

Course requirements

Arrive early
Late arrivals will be refused entry and their case may be referred back to the police.

Valid identification
Upon arrival at your course, you will be required to produce photographic identification for validation such as any type of photographic ID that confirms a likeness to you. This must be a physical document; digital copies will not be accepted. If you do not have photographic ID, you will be required to produce 2 forms of ID such as your police offer letter and a signed bank card. Failure to provide any of the above will result in your exclusion from the course. If you are excluded from the course, then a rearrangement fee will be required to book another.

No driving/test
This is a theory-only, classroom-based course with no driving or test.

Eligibility
You
 must not have taken What's Driving Us?, RIDE or Safe and Considerate Driving course in the 3 years prior to the most recent offence​.

Terms and conditions
This is a quick glance of the course requirements. For more details, refer to our terms and conditions.

Fees incurred to alter booking

Yes, providing there is sufficient time within the deadline given by the police. You can change the time, date and venue of the course once you have booked. However, there is a charge incurred for changing your booking (see below) which is outlined in our terms and conditions. If you wish to alter/cancel your course date and time within:

  • 14 days of your original booking date, it is free of charge to alter/full course fee refunded if cancelled.
  • From 15 days after your booking but 8 days before your course date, there is a £25 rearrangement/cancellation fee.
  • 7 days before your course, up to and including the course date, there is a £45 rearrangement/cancellation fee.
  • If you fail to attend your course and wish to book another, a £45 rearrangement fee will be required.

In the event of you being unable to attend or complete a course due to illness, a rearrangement fee will be applicable. This may be refunded upon receipt of a medical certificate and after review by us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend the course without valid ID?

If you arrive without valid identification you will be refused entry to the course and providing you have sufficient time within your completion date, you will be required to rearrange the course which will incur a rearrangement fee.

What happens if I am late or unable to attend?

You may be able to rebook, providing there is sufficient time within the deadline by the police, which will incur a rearrangement fee.

If you are ill, you will need to contact us as soon as possible. You will be required to provide a doctor's certificate.

Can I fail the course?

If you complete the course in a satisfactory way you cannot fail. This means you must:

Attend the full session.

Demonstrate a willingness to have more positive attitude to road safety.

Make a positive contribution to the course.

If you do not manage all these requirements you will be considered to have not completed the course in a satisfactory way and your case will be referred back to the police.

Can I attend the course voluntarily?

No, you can only attend the course if you have received the offer from the police following an alleged traffic offence.

However, we offer a wide variety of driver training services. Please visit 'driver education and coaching' for more information.

Do I need to sign in?

Upon arrival, please locate the trainer for registration. The trainer will check your identification and mark your attendance before the course commences.

Do the police run the course?

The police are not involved in the delivery of the course, however, they will be notified once you have attended and completed to ensure that no further action is taken against you for this incident.

What happens if the course is cancelled?

In the event of your course being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we will reschedule it as soon as possible free of charge.

We will email or write to clients advising of the re-arrangement.

What do I have to do after attending the course?

Nothing. Once you have attended and completed the course TTC will update the system to state that you have attended and completed. This will also update the national police database and no further action will be taken.

Do you provide food?

No. You will have to bring your own lunch if you wish to eat during the break.

Can I do the course in another language?

Courses are delivered in the English language. In Gwent, North and South Wales, some courses are also available in the Welsh language. If your understanding of English is not sufficient to be able to understand and participate in the course then you can bring a friend or family member to act as a translator for you free of charge. You must inform us that you are bringing someone with you to translate.

If you have notified us that you are bringing an interpreter, this must be the person named on the booking. They must bring photo ID and be aged 16 or over.

If you arrive at the course without an interpreter and the trainer feels that you are unable to understand them and the course content sufficiently then you will be unable to complete the course. This is because it is important for all participants to be able to understand the trainer and the course content in order to gain the intended experience and knowledge from the session.

Is a hearing loop available?

Some of the course venues have hearing loops or can provide hearing loops but some do not have this facility. If you require a hearing loop please contact us and we will do everything we can to accommodate this need.

Is there any reading or writing involved?

You are given a course booklet that has space to make notes but is only for your records, it is not handed in at the end of the course.