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Driving 4 Change

The Driving 4 Change course is an alternative to a fine and penalty points for people who commit selected road traffic offences where there is evidence to face prosecution.

If you have been offered a place by the police, you can book online:

BOOK A PLACE

This is a practical course but you will not need to provide your own car. Upon completion, clients should be able to:

  • Demonstrate safer and more responsible attitudes towards driving
  • Recognise that the way they drive has consequences for themselves and other road users
  • Show awareness of the physical, emotional and financial consequences of being in a crash
  • Understand the need for traffic rules
  • Identify and overcome barriers to safe and responsible driving

Course details

The course costs £90 which is payable by debit or credit card at the time of booking. Cash payments are only accepted by booking at the LRSP offices in Lincoln during normal office hours.

Courses are available at the following venues:

  • Lincoln - Witham House, First Floor, The Pelham Centre, Canwick Road, LN5 8HE
  • Boston - Boston Enterprise Centre, Venture House, Enterprise Way, PE21 7TW
  • Gainsborough - Mercury House, Foxby Lane, DN21 1DY
  • Grantham - The Boilerhouse, Caunt Road, NG31 7FZ
  • Louth - Brackenborough Hotel, Cordeaux Corner, LN11 0SZ
  • Market Deeping - Eventus Business Centre, Northfield Industrial Estate, PE6 8FD

View further venue information and parking guidance.

The course takes up two hours and 15 minutes and you will be contacted by an LRSP-approved driving instructor to arrange a time and date.

Every effort will be made to accommodate any special requirements providing you have informed us at the time of booking (eg breastfeeding facilities, taking medication etc).

If you are unable to book online, call 01522 782068 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

If you do not wish to attend a course in Lincolnshire, refer to the list of providers enclosed within your paperwork from the police.

Course requirements

  • You must register 15 minutes before the start time. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • You must bring a valid photocard driving licence or your paper licence with another form of photographic ID (see terms and conditions for the list of acceptable IDs)
  • If you have notified us that you are bringing an interpreter, this must be the person named on the booking. They must bring photo ID and be aged 16 or over.

If you fail to produce the required documentation, you will not be admitted and a rearrangement fee will apply (see below), subject to the police deadline for completion and availability.

If you cannot provide a valid driving licence/photographic ID, contact Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership on 01522 805800 for advice.

Cancellations, re-booking and non-attendance

All changes made by you to the time and date of a booking are subject to the police deadline for completion, availability and fees:

CANCELLATION AND RE-BOOKING CHARGES
Cancelled/re-arranged more than 10 days before course dateRebooking: No charge
Cancellation: Full refund
Cancelled/re-arranged within 10 days of course date (up to and including the day before)Rebooking: £25 charge
Cancellation: £65 refund
Cancelled on day/failed to attend but rebooked within 72 hoursRebooking: £25 charge
Cancellation: £40 refund
Cancelled on day/failed to attend/new course cannot be offered/not rebooked within 72 hours£40 refund

 

  • If you are unable to attend, you may be able to amend or to cancel your booking online. If you cannot do this, call 01522 782068.
  • If you are unable to attend due to illness or the death of an immediate relative, you will be required to book a new course within 72 hours and you will be charged £25. If you provide a medical certificate or appropriate confirmation of a death within seven days, or at any other time agreed with LRSP, you will be refunded the charge.
  • If you are late, you will not be admitted and a re-arrangement fee will apply, subject to the police deadline for completion and availability.
  • If you do not attend, you will be referred back to your issuing police authority for further action. Your course fee will not be refunded. You will receive a £40 refund.
  • If you are disruptive or uncooperative during the course, you will be asked to leave and referred back to your issuing police authority for further action. You will receive a £40 refund.

Further information

You may not be required to declare your attendance to your insurance company but it is your responsibility to ensure you comply with their requirements.

Read our full terms and conditions and see how we comply with the Data Protection Act.

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Last updated: 15 March 2017

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