The Humberside Police Driver Alertness Course is an alternative to prosecution for some drivers involved in a crash where they have been driving without due care and attention.
Studies have shown that drivers involved in this type of crash are much more likely to others in the future than someone who has not.
As prosecution does not address faults that led to the crash the scheme looks to improve the knowledge and skills of those drivers. The aim is to reduce the chance of them being involved in similar incidents in the future.
Theory work and practical re-training at the client’s own expense is given during the one-day course.
Thousands of drivers have now attended this course in the Humberside Police area and similar courses are run all over the country.
The Driver Alertness Course is self-financing and not for profit. The police refer drivers to the scheme rather than for prosecution if there is enough evidence to prosecute. If the driver refuses to go on the course, fails to attend or does not take part properly they will be sent for prosecution. No further action is taken if the driver completes the course successfully.
A driver cannot go on another Driver Alertness Course for three years.
As well as the Driver Alertness Course and Speed Seminars there are a number of other education courses that can be offered to clients as an alternative to prosecution. These include:
What’s driving us?
Driving 4 change
RIDE (for motorcyclists)
National motorway awareness course (NMAC)
For more details of all these courses go to Safer Roads Humber