Driver Improvement and Court Preparation Training Overview
We can help drivers who are facing court proceedings for a motoring offence, regardless of age and experience, to become safer drivers, with our bespoke driver improvement course that identifies issues that led to the offence, assess current driving standards and help try and prevent further offending behaviour. They may have been referred to us by their solicitor, barrister or insurance company.
- Duration:Half day or full day
- Location:Nottingham / Midlands
- Driver / trainer ratio:One to one, bespoke to your requirements
Our typical clients include people who are facing court proceedings for:
- High level speeding offences
- Drink driving
- Drug driving
- Careless or distracted driving
- Driving without due care and attention
- Dangerous driving
- Driving whilst using a mobile phone
- Failing to stop/report after an accident
- 3 hour session:£295
- 2 x 3 hour sessions:£475
- Full day (6 hours):£415
All options include a written report being produced and sent to the solicitor or barrister of your choice to assist with your case.
Pre-court driver improvement course
Xcel Driver Training offer pre-court driver improvement courses for private individuals across the UK, with our training based in the Midlands. We are often approached by individuals that have been advised by their solicitor or barrister, or sometimes their insurance company, to take a pre-court advanced driving course or a pre-court defensive driving course. Our driver improvement course is delivered bespoke to your requirements, and covers aspects of advanced driving, defensive driving, and speed awareness.
Taking a driver improvement course can help demonstrate that you are keen to improve your standard of driving. We would never claim a pre-court advanced / defensive course would always influence a court conviction. However, taking a course and showing genuine motivation to become a safer driver while recognising your shortcomings in your driving past could be seen in a positive light.
If you are facing court proceedings for a speeding offence we can tailor the driver improvement course to focus more on speed awareness.
Court preparation reports
Our expert trainers are here to help you. We can quickly arrange a course, often before your hearing date, and then provide you with a full report in pdf format, which indicates you have had expert tuition with a DVSA Fleet registered trainer (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency).
Furthermore, we also have access to several specialist solicitors and barristers we can recommend to represent you in court if you do not already have legal representation.
Rachel has helped some of my clients who faced court proceedings for one off incidents where they had travelled at high speeds or their standard of driving fell below that expected of a careful and competent driver. She took them out on the road to assess their driving habits, educated them on any weaknesses and then provided a report that I was able to use at court to help mitigate the offence as appropriate. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services. She is dedicated to her work and is very professional.
Questions & Answers
We are based centrally in the Midlands and our clients travel to us.
Will your driving course result in me not getting any points on my licence or a fine when I go to court for speeding?
If you plead guilty or are convicted of a speeding offence you will get a fine and points on your licence unless you successfully argue there are ‘special reasons’ not to endorse your licence and the court decide not to impose a fine. However doing an appropriate course may help you get a more favourable sentence.
I am very anxious about the driving offence I committed, which was driving above the 30 mph speed limit. If it was a one off mistake, can your course prove I am not a speed demon?
We will spend half a day minimum with you in your vehicle or one of ours. We will assess you while you drive on all types of roads with different speed limits and advise you on speed awareness.
Subject to your manner of driving our report may help the court in deciding whether or not the offence was out of character.
My solicitor has recommended me to take some driver improvement training from you ASAP, so how soon can I meet you for this?
We will aim to get you booked in for training as soon as we can.