What’s Driving Us


All Driver Training Courses are cancelled due to COVID 19 – Coronavirus up to and including the 12th June 2020.

Please contact your referring Police Authority for further information regarding your course offer.

We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience but as I am sure you can appreciate these are unprecedented times and beyond our control.



If you have received a Course Offer Click Here to book or re-arrange your course online.

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.

How Much does the Course Cost?

The Course as delivered in Sussex costs £95 – it may differ elsewhere in the country.


How Long does the Course Last?

The Course is classroom based, lasts 4 hours and consists of an interactive road safety presentation focusing on attitudes towards driving, plus discussion opportunities.


Can I Fail the Course?

As long as you attend and participate in the whole Course, then you will not fail it.


Where are the Courses Held?

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.


How do I Book or Re-arrange a Course?

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 through the course booking website. You can also rearrange your course booking through this website (subject to National Driver Offender Retaining Scheme Terms and Conditions). 


Forgotten what I need to Bring on the Day?

You can email the team on driver.training@westsussex.gov.uk 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.


Who Administers the Course in Sussex?

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).



Vist the NADIP website for further information.