The What’s Driving Us (WDU) Course is an educational alternative to fine and points, offered to those drivers who have been detected using a mobile phone behind the wheel, jumping a red light or committing some other road traffic offences.
By completing the Course, no points will be added to your licence, and there will be no fine either. Once you have completed a Course, you may not take another similar course within the next three years.
The Course as delivered in Sussex costs £85 – it may differ elsewhere in the country.
The Course is classroom based, lasts 3¼ hours and consists of an interactive road safety presentation focusing on attitudes towards driving, plus discussion opportunities.
As long as you attend and participate in the Course, then you will not fail it.
Courses are held at a variety of locations across Sussex, and you’ll get the option to choose a time that’s convenient to you.
If you need to book a Course outside of Sussex, then the information will have been sent to you in the post. You can alternatively look at the national website to find your nearest course location.
If you have received a Course Offer, you can book and pay for it online – details will have been sent to you in the post or you can follow this link to the website. You can also rearrange your course booking through this website (subject to National Driver Offender Retaining Scheme Terms and Conditions).
You can email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to assist you. You can also call 0330 222 8999 – be aware that you may have to wait on the phone for some time during busy periods before being able to speak to a member of the team. Alternatively you can leave a message and someone will get back to you.
The What’s Driving Us Course is administered and delivered jointly by East and West Sussex County Councils on behalf of Sussex Police. The scheme is run in accordance with national guidelines set by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) in conjunction with the National Association of Driver Intervention Providers (NADIP).