National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS)

The Association of Chief Police Officers, ACPO support appropriate and proportionate diversion from prosecution for relevant Road Traffic offences, as offered by the various courses available under the ACPO National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS). A key theme in the Government's Strategic Framework for Road Safety (2011) is driver education for suitable offending.

The Police have been operating the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) as a pre Criminal Justice disposal option for minor moving Road Traffic Offences since 1991. This was developed from the recommendations in the Road Traffic Law Review of 1988.

The driver/rider pays for the cost of the course in lieu of the penalty that is in place for the offence and an incentive is that no penalty is recorded against them on successful completion of a course.

A driver can only access a course once in 3 years; further offences of a similar nature will be dealt with via the Criminal Justice system. To enforce this regime ACPO maintains a national register of driver data of those attending these courses