DRIVING 4 CHANGE
Motorists who regularly “break the rules of the road” may be eligible for a new driving course to improve their driving skills and reduce road crashes.
A pilot scheme has been launched by police in the West Midlands, West Mercia and South Yorkshire with the help of the TTC Group, a specialist driver trainers, which is the UK’s leading organisation for re-educating motorists.
Drivers stopped by police for minor traffic infringements could be recommended for the 2¼ hour course with a driving instructor instead of receiving a fine or points on their licence.
“It is aimed at people who come to the attention of police when their driving falls below what is normally expected of a competent driver,” said Alan Prosser, Manager of the National Driver Offender Retraining Schemes for the TTC Group, of Hadley Park, Telford.
Police believe motorists will benefit from the short on road practical driving session when their driving errors can be corrected.
“They will be able to talk about the incident with a trainer who can help them to improve their driving,” said Mr Prosser.
“It is aimed at minor offences for people who have unintentionally broken the rules of the road and not had a collision. Everyone makes mistakes through lack of concentration or some people have simply forgotten parts of the Highway Code. This course is aimed at improving driving skills which will help reduce the terrible human and financial costs caused by a death or serious injury on our roads.”
The TTC Group also run National Driver Alertness Courses, speed awareness courses and drink drive rehabilitation courses. TTC Automotive, part of the TTC Group, runs courses for the corporate sector as well as individual drivers to educate motorists before they commit a traffic offence.
For more information about courses for business or private individuals contact TTC Automotive on 0333 8000 222 or visit www.ttcautomotive.co.uk. For information about the national Driver Offender Retraining Schemes call TTC on 0845 270 4363 or visit www.ttc-uk.com
More than 222,000 people were injured in UK roads crashes in 2009 and 2,222 were killed.
For more information please contact TTC Automotive on 0333 8000 222 or visit the website at www.ttcautomotive.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org