Education

Our priority is to reduce road casualties

Good drivers are not those who have become complacent and think they know everything about driving; they are those who appreciate the complexities of driving and continue to refresh their driving skills and learn new things. Driving is an extremely complex task, but as it is something we do often it becomes routine, so we become complacent and stop fully concentrating on it.

Since 2005, Dorset Police has seen education as a pro-active way of dealing with driving offences and has extended its driver training portfolio to provide a range of driver education solutions.

Education is a vital part of the work of Dorset Police to change driver attitudes and make the roads safer. 

Our courses:

Business Driver Education

Business driver education logoDriving for work can bring additional pressures, as we try to keep to busy schedules.  Dorset Police provides education sessions to groups of business drivers, which have been specifically developed for people who drive for work. The sessions cover a range of useful topics, including health and safety legislation, vehicle dynamics and load, observation skills, hazard perception and driver fatigue. Sessions can also be tailored to meet an organisation’s specific needs.

To find out how your organisation can benefit, contact us on 01202 or 01305 227670, email business-drivers@dorset.pnn.police.uk 

To find out more about your responsibilities as an employer, click here >

To download our guide to driving at work, click here >

FREE Community Road Safe theory education sessions for drivers in Dorset … funded directly from course fees generated when motorists break the lawon Dorset’s roads and provided by Dorset Police in conjunction with the SafeWise charity, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service and Kwik Fit.

Each session comprises:

Kwik Fit
A hands on demonstration of simple car checks, including; checking tyre treads and spotting damage, checking and topping up fluid levels (oil and screen wash etc), wiper blades, lights etc.

Dorset & Wilts Fire & Rescue Service
Vital information about how to react when you see an emergency vehicle with its siren and blue lights on.
What to do if you are first on scene at an accident e.g. approach vehicle from front, check/clear airway and how back seat passengers can be used for support.

Dorset Police Driver Education Tutors
Road Safety workshop covering general road user information and insights into the ‘Fatal 5‘ reasons why a collision happens and what you can do to prevent it happening to you.

There will also be refreshments and an opportunity to speak with staff about what is available to you to keep you and your family safe on Dorset’s Roads PLUS a free Kwik Fit goody bag and voucher for each person attending. There are limited spaces, so if you find that once booked you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure that somebody else has the opportunity.

For bookings click here

Dying to Drive

Dying To Drive is a course for young adults who are thinking about learning to drive a car. The presentation is hard hitting and interactive, giving students the chance to talk about experiences and how to reduce risk. The presentation has been designed specifically for the young driver age group and identifies with their attitudes, behaviours and thought processes.

This course is provided to schools and colleges FREE of charge. Other organisations are only required to pay a minimal fee for travel costs.

The presentation is 40 minutes long, it is flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the group.

To find out more and to book your place, email Melvin.Vincent@Dorset.pnn.Police.uk

 

Dying to Ride

Dying to Ride is a course for young adults who are thinking about learning to ride a moped, motorcycle or scooter. The presentation is interactive and has been designed to educate and inform young motorcycle riders about how to stay safe on the roads.

The presentation is packed with information and advice and covers subjects like the CBT process, the responsibilities of riding on public roads, the risks that riders potentially face on both urban and rural roads, as well as providing helpful tips and advice about safety equipment and accessories.

This course is provided to schools and colleges FREE of charge. Other organisations are only required to pay a minimal fee for travel costs.

The hour long interactive presentation uses a mixture of DVD and PowerPoint material.

To find out more and to book your place, please email road-safety-education@dorset.pnn.police.uk

Dorset Road Safe provides general road safety presentations to schools throughout the County for children aged between 3 and 18. The road safety presentations are flexible and can be designed around specific issues affecting your school or college.

  • We concentrate on the basics to ensure the important information is absorbed.
  • We make it clear that to be safe they need to be with a responsible adult and also holding hands at all times.  Also say how important it is to walk on the correct side on the pavement to the left of the adult away from the traffic.  Also walk, don’t run.
  • We also make the point about being seen clearly while walking by wearing some bright clothing preferably a high viz jacket for example and then show by way of demonstration how much clearer they stand out when stood next to someone in dark clothing.
  • We also cover the Green cross code.  Pointing out the safe and unsafe places to cross a road but again making the point how important it is to cross with an adult holding their hand.  We have the use of a set of traffic lights and a zebra crossing which we then use to show the children the safest way to cross a road. This then involves all the children and the staff so it reinforces the point.

This course is provided to schools and colleges FREE of charge. Other organisations are only required to pay a minimal fee for travel costs.

For more information or to book a presentation please email road-safety-education@dorset.pnn.police.uk 

The Young Farmers presentation is designed for young people aged 14 to 25 years who work on agricultural land. The presentation is hard hitting and interactive, giving students the chance to talk about experiences as road users and how to reduce risk. There is an emphasis on safety while working on or with agricultural machinery, including quad bikes and tractors.

Fact: A high proportion of young farmers will have more experience than town drivers as they are able to drive a tractor at age 16 and use motorised vehicles on farm land.

Our presentation is flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the group.

For more information, to book a presentation or to discuss your requirements, please email us at road-safety-education@dorset.pnn.police.uk

BikeSafe

BikeSafe is a national police initiative supported by the motorcycle industry (MCIA) and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). You can be assessed by riders who are passionate about motorcycling and keeping you safe on the road. This is an opportunity to gain some great advice and tips on subjects such as cornering, positioning, overtaking, correct use of gears and hazard perception to name but a few! EVERY rider who has taken the course has improved their skills, making them more confident and safer riders.

Bikesafe Dorset is only offered to riders with a full motorcycle licence and machines 250cc and over – all practical assessments take place on your own bike.

The course is in two parts – the first is a free theory presentation based on Police riding techniques and designed by a Police Riding Instructor.  The second part is an assessed practical ride with a Police Class 1 Motorcyclist. 

The complete course  is currently being offered at the subsidised rate of just £25.00Once you have completed the BikeSafe course you will be issued with a certificate of attendance which may entitle you to a discount on your insurance.

The course includes an Emergency First Aid for bikers presentation, delivered by an intensive care doctor & biker. All our bookings are now dealt with through the National BikeSafe website with the help of the MCIA. 

Find out more about the course here >

Contact the BikeSafe admin team through any of the following methods :

BikeSafe
Dorset Police Headquarters
Winfrith
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 8DZ

Telephone us on : 01305 227670

http://www.bikesafe.co.uk/locate-a-force/dorset/

Our objectives

  • Build knowledge and professionalism
  • Increase awareness and responsibility
  • Promote safe and fuel efficient driving
  • Challenge attitudes and beliefs
  • Reduce risk of harm
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