What’s Driving Us (WDU)

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SERP is committed to road safety and is actively seeking to educate rather than prosecute drivers who have committed certain road traffic offences such as failing to comply with a red traffic light signal.

The What’s Driving Us (WDU) course has been introduced to give eligible offenders the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to the Fixed Penalty system of a £100 fine and three penalty points to be endorsed on their licence. In some situations it could prevent a summons to attend court being issued.

The courses are only available by referral from the police.


What is the course about?

The course is a full participation course which gives attendees the chance to think about what they like and dislike about driving and how other people’s driving affects them. Through presentations and discussion, attendees gain insight into the decisions people make when driving on the road and encourages them to think about the decisions that they themselves make.

There is no test to be taken on the course but drivers must fully participate to complete the course.


How long is the course?

The courses are of three and a half hours’ duration and are delivered by qualified and licensed NDORS trainers at venues throughout Essex.


When are the courses?

The courses are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, either 08.45am – 12.15pm or 12.45pm – 4.15pm.


How much does it cost?

The cost of the course is £91.00, is payable at the point of booking. If you have financial difficulties with making this payment at the time of booking, please contact the Essex County Council Booking Office on 01277 636675 (Mon – Fri, 7.30am – 4.00pm) who may be able to arrange a pre-payment scheme. All courses need to be paid for a minimum of seven days before attendance.


Course Locations in Essex

 

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Weston Homes Community Stadium

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Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way

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Brentwood

Holiday Inn

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Basildon

Holiday Inn

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Park Inn Hotel

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Wat Tyler Park is a short walk from Pitsea Station on the C2C line (London Fenchurch Street to Southend).

Course times

AM session: 8.45am -12.15pm
PM session: 12.45pm – 4.15pm


What do I need to do to book a course?

To book a course you must be in possession of your driving licence. If this is a photo card licence the photo must be in date. If in doubt, check the date at 4b on the front of the card.

Click here to book a WDU course in Essex

Click here if you do not want to take a course in Essex


What do I need to bring to the course?

You must bring your photo card driving licence as proof of your identity. If you have an old style paper driving licence then you should bring your passport with you.

If you have difficulty with photographic identification please contact the booking office on 01277 636675 before the day of your course as you will not be allowed to attend the course if you cannot produce photographic identification. 


Adverse weather

During periods of adverse weather it may be necessary to cancel courses at short notice and re-arrange to an alternative date.

Currently all courses are running as scheduled.


Terms and conditions

Click below to download Terms and Conditions for NDORS courses offered by Essex County Council as part of SERP.

SERP Terms and conditions – NDORS (updated August 2017)


Supporting policies

Click here to view Supporting Essex County Council Policies