Dorset Police Road Safety Costs

Dorset Police – Road safety costs

Road safety in Dorset remains a serious concern for residents and a high priority for Dorset Police and their road safety partners.

Officers issue fixed penalty notices and advice and also provide an educational booklet which gives information and guidance on avoiding driving carelessly.

The Dorset Police Driver Awareness Scheme was originally introduced in April 2005. Dorset was one of the first places in the country to offer an educational alternative to penalty points. Dorset was also one of the first forces to deliver wider driver awareness training that covered not just speeding but also other road safety risks. Feedback from participants has continued to be overwhelmingly supportive.

Through education the scheme offers an effective and proportionate alternative for fixed penalty offences and is currently used for speeding, red light and mobile phone offences. In order to provide consistency with other national schemes now in operation, the course is only available to drivers who have not already attended a course anywhere in the country within the past three years.

Costings are currently being updated April 21

Links to related information from the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

Dorset Police road safety investigation report

Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) dismissed an allegation of misconduct in a public office made against PCC, by a long standing complainant from Dorset in relation to road safety practices

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