National Speed Awareness Course

The Speed Awareness Course is designed to bring the issues relating to speed to people’s attention. Lancashire Constabulary can refer eligible drivers detected speeding to the course. Completion of this course is a direct alternative to prosecution resulting from excess speed.

The course covers why people speed, what difference speed makes, what could happen if you speed, how to recognise the speed limit, hazard perception and defensive driving strategies.

Speed Awareness is a 4 hour interactive classroom based driver education package currently costing £80 in Lancashire.

Further information on national diversionary courses are detailed below.

Speeding Thresholds

Speed awareness courses can be offered within the following speed thresholds subject to further eligibility criteria and the Chief Constable’s discretion:

  • 30from 36 to 42
  • 40from 47 to 53
  • 50from 58 to 64
  • 60from 69 to 75
  • 70from 80 to 86

National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme

The courses listed below are all nationally approved alternatives to prosecution.

National Speed Awareness Course

The Speed Awareness Course is designed to bring the issues relating to speed to people’s attention. Lancashire Constabulary can refer eligible drivers detected speeding to the course. Completion of this course is a direct alternative to prosecution resulting from excess speed.

The course covers why people speed, what difference speed makes, what could happen if you speed, how to recognise the speed limit, hazard perception and defensive driving strategies.

Speed Awareness is a 4 hour interactive classroom based driver education package currently costing £80 in Lancashire.

National Seat Belt Course

Your Belt Your Life is a nationally approved online course for motorists committing seat belt offences (there is an alternative workbook solution for those unable to access a computer and/or the internet). The course can take as little as 30 minutes and costs £52.80.

This is a national course aimed at influencing a motorist’s behaviour through a series of interactive scenarios to help them make safer choices.

National RIDE Course

RIDE was introduced for those who ride in a careless or inconsiderate manner or whose behaviour has brought them to the attention of the police. RIDE is an interactive classroom session lasting 6 hours and in Lancashire currently costs £80.00.

This course is designed as an intervention for motorcyclists whose riding could be described as thrill or sensation seeking and also those who by the very nature of their riding could be defined as anti-social or careless. It can also be used for motorcyclists demonstrating careless riding that has led to a collision.

National What’s Driving Us Course

This course is offered to motorists committing one of a variety of minor motoring offences including not in position to have proper control of vehicle, going through red traffic lights and aggressive tailgating.

What’s Driving Us is a classroom based session lasting 4 hours and currently costs £80.00 in Lancashire. The course aim is to produce safer and more responsible attitudes towards driving and to increase motivation to drive with consideration for other road users.

National Safe and Considerate Driving Course

This course can be offered to motorists with a valid driving licence (including provisional) committing offences that constitute driving without due care and attention, control or consideration, including those resulting in minor collisions.

The aim of Safe and Considerate Driving  is to create safer communities by increasing the likelihood that

The aim is to educate motorists to drive in line with the Highway Code; increasing their understanding of causes, negative consequences and the importance of concentration, observation, anticipation, allowing adequate space and time and to improve the motorists driving behaviour and skills through practical, personalised on road coaching.

This course is an interactive classroom session followed by practical coaches on a 2:1 ratio; the course lasts a full day and in Lancashire currently costs £120.00.

National Motorway Awareness Course

This course may be offered to those motorists driving on motorways, who have been detected exceeding the active variable speed limit (as electronically displayed) or who have passed through a mandatory red X lane closure signal, and also for infringements occurring on hard shoulders and emergency refuge areas.

The course aims to increase awareness of smart motorway laws and to make motorways safer and more efficient, providing a better experience for people who use them and work on them.

A classroom based course lasting 3 hours 45 minutes, in Lancashire this currently costs £80.00.

BikeSafe

Open to all riders, BikeSafe is a national course run by police forces across the UK. A full day course covering aspects such as filtering, cornering, road positioning followed by first aid and an observed ride.

To book on a BikeSafe course visit the BikeSafe website

If you are a resident in Lancashire and decide to complete further training after completing a BikeSafe course the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership will fund 50% of this training.

Drive Safely for Longer

This course is open to all older drivers in Lancashire. Designed for drivers aged 60 and over, the course aims to refresh your driving skills and increase your confidence.

You will go out in your own car, on roads you choose with an Approved Driving Instructor who will give you feedback and elements to work on. The course is split into two sections, part one is a two hour practical session during which your driving style will be observed with guidance offered. The second session is a few months later and aims to evaluate the effectiveness and reinforce the techniques you were taught in session one .

There is a course fee of £35. This is a contribution to the course costs which are subsidised by the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership. To find out more email ndors@Lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call (01772) 410 950

 

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