Driver retraining scheme launched for ‘minor offences’

14.11 | 6 September 2011 | | 1 comment

Motorists stopped for minor traffic infringements may be eligible for a new driver retraining course under a pilot scheme launched by police in the West Midlands, West Mercia and South Yorkshire.

The pilot scheme has been launched with help from the TTC Group. The 2¼ hour course, with a driving instructor, is offered to offenders instead of receiving a fine or points on their licence.

Alan Prosser, manager of the National Driver Offender Retraining Schemes for the TTC Group, said: “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.

“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.”

For more information contact Elaine Adams PR on 01952 505026.


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    I sincerely hope the instructors employed to retrain these miscreants are none of the following whom I witnessed ‘in action’ this past week:

    1. ADI drinking hot coffee/tea as his learner zoomed through a busy traffic light controlled junction. Heaven knows what would have happened had the car sustained tyre blow out.

    2. ADI driving himself along A46 and puffing away on a fag, which is illegal in his work vehicle.

    3. ADI supervising a learner without being in a position to take control instantly should imminent danger occur – his left arm was dangling to the ground, vertically, outside his window.

    And these people ””teach””???? others to drive!!!!!!!!!!

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