What’s Driving Us (WDU)

What do I need to do to book a course?

Driving LicenceTo book a course you must be in possession of your course offer letter from the police and your driving licence.



Book a course in Essex

I do not want to take a course in Essex

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 hours duration and are delivered by qualified and licensed NDORS trainers on the Zoom digital platform.

When are the courses?

The courses are available regularly, including evenings and weekends (subject to availability) 

How much does it cost?

The cost of the course is £90.00 and 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).

What do I need to complete the course?

.  You will need your photo card driving licence as proof of your identity. If you have an old style paper driving licence then you should also  produce your passport  as proof of identity.

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.

You will need pen and paper

Adverse weather will not affect the course as you are able to complete the course in the comfort of your own home.


All venue based courses are currently suspended until further notice and replaced with digital online courses 

We hope to be able to return to venues in 2021 (subject to National and Regional restrictions) and when we do the following venues will be available to book.

Terms and conditions

Digital Course Terms and Conditions

Course Locations in Essex


Colchester mapColchester

Colchester United Community Stadium

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Harlow mapHarlow

Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way

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Brentwood mapBrentwood

Holiday Inn

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Basildon mapBasildon

Holiday Inn

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Thurrock mapThurrock

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).


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