Drivers would rather take points on their license or a ban than attend a course aimed at motorists convicted of serious offences, according to research commissioned by the DfT (Telegraph).
The course was designed to offer fresh training to motorists convicted of a number of offences including careless driving, speeding, failing to comply with traffic lights, or going the wrong way down a one way street.
In return for participating in the course motorists would have the length of their ban shortened, or the number of points put on their license reduced.
But a report entitled ‘Offenders and Post Court Disposal Courses’ is pessimistic about whether the course would work.
Robert Gifford, executive director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), said: “Serious traffic offenders think that they are already good drivers and that being caught was just bad luck.
“They need to be helped to develop an understanding that crashes can occur anywhere and at any time. The actions that we take can contribute to the likelihood of such events. Any new courses will need to focus on culture change.”
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