National Motorway Awareness course

This course is offered to people who are accused of speeding, disobeying a red X lane closure, misusing lanes and various other offences on the motorway.

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 £90 in Hertfordshire.


Course information

The course explains how motorways work, for example:

  • what the motorway signs mean
  • which lanes you can drive in
  • how to use an emergency refuge
  • how to know what the speed limit is
  • why speeds are sometimes reduced.

There’s a mix of information, discussion and reflection on the things that affect people’s driving. It’s designed to give practical tips to help you drive more safely on motorways.

  • The course lasts 3 hours.
  • The course uses Zoom, an online conference system. You will need to download Zoom before the day of your course.
  • Video - how to join your driving course via Zoom. You must be somewhere private where you won't be disturbed.
  • You'll need a tablet, laptop or desktop with a microphone, camera and reliable internet connection (capable of streaming video).
  • You can use a smartphone, but the course will be more effective on a larger screen.
  • There will be up to 10 clients and our trainer.

You can book a course online regardless of which police force in the UK offered you a course.

There is no formal driving test and you don't need a car.

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

Special requirements

Call 0300 123 4035 in advance of the course if you have special requirements.

Examples of special requirements include:

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

  • a private room for breastfeeding – you can't bring a baby or child into the classroom. You'll need 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).

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