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  • Drink Driving Courses

    25% reduction - drink driving course

Drink Driving Education Courses

Tony Dales

Bakers Solicitors is an accredited provider of the Department for Transport's Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS). We provide courses throughout Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Manchester.

The Facts

Referred drink drivers who successfully complete a course with us are eligible for a reduction in their disqualification of up to 25%. The DDRS course is designed to be educational; covering alcohol education, impact on health, responsible driving, the law, sentencing, and victims. Most courses are run over three days in a two - three week period on weekdays . Independent research shows attendance on a course significantly reduces reconviction rates. Many participants also benefit from reduced insurance premiums.

Course Content and Benefits

All participants who are offered the option of attending a course by the court, and who complete the course with us, will get a reduction of their disqualification:

If you have been given a 12 month ban then you will receive a 3 month reduction upon completion
When the ban is longer than 12 months you can receive up to a quarter off the ban. Sometimes it is less, it depends on what the magistrates told you in court, for example:

  • 16 month ban - up to 4 months reduction
  • 24 month ban - up to 6 months reduction
  • 36 month ban - up to 9 months reduction

A reduction in your ban means more than just starting to drive again. It improves employment opportunites via easier commuting to work, particularly making shift work easier and will also help recover your social life.

Drink drivers who are referred to us by the courts can complete a course at any of our 4 venues, all of which have been chosen for their proximity to local transport and onsite facilties, they are:

Pavilion Gardens, St Johns Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE
Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel Street Buxton SK176HX
Chesterfield Methodist Church, Saltergate, Chesterfield S40 1UH
Stalybridge Community Room, Stalybridge Fire Station, Rassbottom Street, Stalybridge, SK151RF


What Does the Course Cover?

  • The course looks at alcohol and helps you to understand how to separate it from your driving. We are not looking to get you to give up alcohol and we do not provide a counselling service;
  • You will understand how little alcohol it takes to be over the limit 'the next day'.
  • You will look at the effects that alcohol can have on your health;
  • You will find out how you can be arrested for a 'drink driving' offence even by sleeping in a car after drinking;
  • You will explore the decision making that magistrates go through in drink drive cases;
  • You will hear about the loss suffered by relatives of victims of drink drivers; and
  • You will be given details of how to apply for your licence back, together with details of insurance companies that offer reasonable rates for people who have completed a course.

And afterwards?

You will be a safer driver. Research has shown, over a 6 year period, that 17% of people who DO NOT attend a course are caught again drink driving. For those who DO attend a course, only 7% are caught again.

What Previous Participants Say:

The course has helped me a lot from understanding alcohol units to showing me consequences and helping me to change my attitude to drink driving and Tony did a brilliant job in making it enjoyable and educational.

A good course and I'm glad I took it. It has made me aware of both health and the effects of alcohol.

The course has had a major impact on my knowledge about drinking in general. It has completely shown me that NO alcohol when driving is the only way.

It has changed my attitude towards my lifestyle and relationship with alcohol.

I am really glad I took this course and agreed to do it with Tony Dales (Bakers Solicitors). It really has opened my eyes to everything involved with my actions that brought me here.

Further Information

If you would like any further information regarding the DDRS course call Tony Dales on 01457 859123 or email him Tdales@bakers-solicitors.com

Testimonials


  • "I worried about sharing my issues with anyone but found it easy to talk to and listen to anyone and everyone who helped"


  • "Kirsten has always given me her all. Thank you!!!"


  • "If anyone I know needs a solicitor – I would most definitely recommend Angela Thorp/Bakers"


  • "Tony Dales was really impressive. I never felt like I was dealing with you for the first time. My case was dealt with proper care and passion. I would definitely recommend Bakers Solicitors as I was very impressed"


  • "First class professional service. I would recommend you and would like to thank Kirsten Collings for her excellent job of representing me."


  • "All the staff at Bakers Solicitors are kind, courteous, proficient and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t think twice of having them represent me or my family or friends"


  • "Just like to thank all who worked on my case and Ian for instructing excellent counsel"


  • "On behalf of the FCA's.. I would like to say how impressed they are with you..the calmness which you bring to the case and also how informed you are on particularly complicated issues from a legal perspective"


  • "It's all thanks to David. I never thought I'd see the day I had my little girl living with me again and I owe my now happy life to him"


  • "I had been told I had little chance of winning my case but David had his own views on this. It was a long case but we won...David knows his stuff and is dedicated to his case and clients"


  • "Callum Morris gave me his all and fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone. I want to thank Callum for all his hard work and would definitely recommend him if you find yourself, for any reason at the Police Station under investigation"

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