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Traffic light awareness course

What does the course involve?

The aim of the course is to increase drivers’ awareness of:

  • the risks associated with failing to comply with traffic light controlled junctions 
  • the causes and consequences of collisions at traffic controlled junctions

Do I have to do any driving?
No
- This course is a classroom based theory only course.

Is there a test and can I fail it?
No
- However, you will be expected to make a positive contribution to the course.

What happens after I have returned the application form?
We will write to you with full details of the course including the booking arrangements.

If you have not received the relevant documentation within 10 days of returning your application, please contact this office on 01606 364072 / 01606 364191 or emailing cheshire.driver.training@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

When will the course take place?
As part of the course booking process, you will be given the opportunity to choose the most convenient date from the courses available. However, it should be noted that you will have to complete the course within 4 months from the date of the offence.

Failure to do so will render the offer invalid and the matter will be referred back to the officer in the case to consider summons proceedings.

How long does the course last?
The course lasts approximately 3 1/4 hours, including registration and breaks.

Can I attend a course outside Cheshire?
No, the course can only be taken in Cheshire.

What if I have special needs?
You will be asked prior to attending the course if you have any special needs. We will cater for most needs with the exception of an interpreter. In this instance, you will be expected to bring your own.

When do I make a payment?
Payment must be made in full when booking a course date.

Failure to do so will render the offer invalid and the matter will be referred back to the officer in the case to consider summons proceedings.

Do I need my driving licence?
You will be required to produce a valid photo card driving licence at the start of the course.

If you do not hold a photo card style driving licence, you will need to provide your passport or other suitable photo identification (e.g. work ID card, student card) in addition to your paper licence.

Failure to do so will disqualify you from participating on the course and the matter will be referred to the officer in the case to consider summons proceedings.

If I opt to take the course do I have to pay the fine and get the penalty points?
No
- if you accept the offer and successfully complete the course, the police will not take any further action in respect of this matter.