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Hertfordshire County Council

The police offer this course as an alternative to prosecution for driving without due care and attention, or without due consideration for other road users.

To book your place please call:
01992 556818
or 01707 281484 (Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm).

Before you start...

You'll need the following to book onto this course:

  • your driving licence number

  • a debit or credit card.

This course costs £175 in Hertfordshire.

Course information

The Safe and Considerate Driving course combines a mixture of classroom discussion and practical driving. We'll provide you with a fully insured car.

There is no formal driving test.

The course is normally held in Hatfield. Free on-site parking is available. We'll give you more details when you call to book a place.

This is a 1 day course, from 8.45am – 4.45pm.

You will need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time, to allow for registration and a check on your eyesight for driving. You won't be allowed to take part if you're late.

You must show your driving licence with photo ID on arrival to take part.

Special requirements

You must tell us in advance if you have any special requirements. It is best to call us on 0300 123 4035 so that we can discuss your needs.

Examples of special requirements include:

  • instalment payments – the course must be fully paid for in advance

  • a private room for breastfeeding - note that you cannot bring a baby or child into the classroom, so you will need to bring someone to care for your baby while you take part.

  • an interpreter – we can provide one or you can bring one if you tell us in advance (they must be over 16 years old and have some ID).


If you are disabled, it may be best to contact your chosen training venue to check on access and availability of disabled parking spaces. The contact numbers are under the severe weather section below.

What to do in severe weather

If there’s snow or flooding on the day of your course, call the venue to check it’s still going ahead.

Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel: 01707 275701


If you can't make it because of weather conditions, or for any other reason, please contact us on 01992 556818 or 555181 to arrange a new date. You can't re-book online.

Will my information be kept confidential?

Yes. We’ll keep your attendance information for 3 months from the course date. We’ll tell the police about your attendance once you have completed the course. Details of the police data policies.

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