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Welcome to the official website of the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme, which is run on behalf of the UK Police Service.

The aim of this website is to give you information regarding the scheme. Any enquiry you have regarding any alleged offence you may have committed which has led to the police offering you a course must be directed to that police force. If you are looking to book a course, you can find a course location under  Course Locations. If you have already booked a course, you must contact the course provider of your choice.

If you have not found what you need on the main pages of website regarding the scheme, please visit our FAQs where you may find the answer.

We are not responsible for the contents of any other website which makes reference to the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme.

This website is still under development. Pages will be subject to change. 

 

 

 

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UKROEd welcomes evaluation of the National Speed Awareness Course

UKROEd welcomes the recently-published Ipsos MORI report which shows that targeting the behaviour of motorists through these courses reduced the likelihood of reoffending within six months by up to 23 per cent.

The report is based on data provided for 2.2 million drivers using records made available by 13 police forces in England for the period 2012 to 2017. Of these, 1.4 million had accepted an offer to participate in the National Speed Awareness Course.

The report also showed that over a period of three years, taking part in the course was more effective at reducing speed reoffending than a fine and penalty points.

We welcome the rigorous scrutiny applied by the independent researchers and analysts to the content and delivery of the National Speed Awareness Course.

The courses help drivers to be more aware of the speeds they choose and what might stop them from driving within the speed limit. They seek to provide drivers and riders with information that can help them make changes to the speeds they choose, how they use the road and how they think about risk.

 It is important to remember that every driver caught speeding will have chosen to participate in a course. The courses keep low-level offenders out of the penalty system, instead showing why speed limits matter and encouraging honest reflection and discussion in an entirely non-judgemental way.

What participants do in the days and months that follow their course is up to them, and a course cannot force change on a driver unwilling to accept it.  But the report shows that of the participants leaving the courses with good reasons for obeying speed limits, a majority had the desire to change their behaviour, too.

We are committed to ensuring that the delivery of these courses across the UK is of a consistently high standard. We will continue our ongoing evaluation to ensure that the National Speed Awareness Course remains fit for purpose, and continues to play its part in making our roads safer.

 About the study

  • The evaluation brought together records of speed and other driving offences associated with 2.2 million drivers who were detected driving at speeds faster than statutory limits in 13 police force areas between 2012 and 2017.
  • These police forces volunteered to take part in the study following an invitation to all 41 forces offering the course and together they cover a range of metropolitan and rural regions in England, with the majority having adopted the NSAC before September 2009.
  • These offence and offender details were then linked to records held by the Department for Transport describing injury collisions reported to the police.
  • All variables marked as personal data, including gender, age and home postcode, were removed from the data by DVLA before being transferred to Ipsos MORI via the DfT. This was done to ensure the compliance of the project with the data protection agreements and reflects the importance of data confidentiality to the project.
  • Copies of the study, published today, are available for download from the Department for Transport website: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-speed-awareness-course-impact-evaluation