Rider Risk Awareness Course

The National Rider Risk Awareness Course (NRRAC) is a 3-hour online course for riders of motorbikes and mopeds who have committed an offence whilst riding, either for work or leisure and it is delivered by Sussex Driver Training.

 

As this is one of the highest groups for serious injury or fatal collisions, the course aims to alert motorcyclists to the vulnerabilities that poor or reckless riding can attract and prevent reoffending by educating clients in the following areas:

 

  • Why road traffic laws exist, understanding the universal application of traffic laws to all vehicles using the roads
  • Ability to recognise and manage external pressures that might encourage future offences
  • Awareness of how offending is seen and judged negatively by other road users

 

During the course there’s a mix of information, discussion and reflection on the things that affect people’s driving. The course is designed to educate riders as to why it is not safe to break the rules on roads, and the potential consequences and risks to them and other road users. At the end of the course clients will be guided to implement a credible, achievable personal action plan to improve their riding.

 

Who can attend a Rider Risk Awareness Course?

To be offered a Rider Risk Awareness Course, a person must:

  • Have committed an offence whilst riding a powered two wheeled vehicle
  • Not have been on a similar course within the last three years or have other similar prosecutions pending.
If you have received a course offer click the button to book or re-arrange your course online.
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Can I complete my course online?

Sussex Driver Training are delighted to announce that in conjunction with UKROEd, we are able to offer iNRRAC (Digital Classroom National Rider Risk Awareness Course), that can be delivered via a Digital Classroom Platform along with our traditional NRRAC (National Rider Risk Awareness Course) in a limited number of physical venues.

Should you wish to undertake our digital course, the following will be required:

  • You will need a quiet room where you will not be interrupted, with a good internet connection. Please note that no-one else is permitted in the room once the course has started – however, you are allowed assistance to setup the course.
  • You will need a device with built in camera and speakers or a device with a webcam and speakers. Please ensure that the device being used is fully charged with charger and power supply to hand.
  • Paper and pen ready to make notes from the course.
  • You will be required to produce Photographic Identification i.e Photocard Driving Licence, or Passport (out of date passport will be acceptable if the trainer will be able to see this is a true likeness). We can only accept original documents (electronic copies or photocopies cannot be accepted).

Unsure about a Digital Course?

There are several different options we can offer you at Sussex Driver Training:

  • Firstly, all of our call handlers should be able to talk you through the joining process step by step and advise you on any issues you have.
  • In addition, we also offer a full test run service with one of our technical advisors where we can set up a mock run, in advance of your course and you can be guided through the process step by step over the telephone and zoom.
  • If you need to have a Carer/support worker present to support you during the course, we are more than happy for you to have this member assist you to set up the course but you must be on your own once the course starts.

If you would like to arrange a test run or talk through any issues with one of our technical advisors please do not hesitate to contact us on via telephone 0330 222 8999 (Mon-Fri 08:30am-4pm) or email driver.training@westsussex.gov.uk .

How do I join the course?

We strongly advise all clients to download the ‘Zoom – One Platform to Connect’ App in advance of joining your course. This can be downloaded from your device’s app store or by visiting the official zoom website – https://zoom.us/

If you already have the zoom app downloaded on to your device please ensure you have updated this to the latest version ahead of your course.

IMPORTANT

Exactly 48 hours prior to you course start date/time, you will receive a second automated email from us with the subject “Course Information – SSX”. This email will not only act as a reminder for your upcoming course but will contain all the necessary Zoom Joining details including Meeting ID, Password and Link.

Please ensure you check your JUNK, SPAM and PROMOTIONS folders for this email.  If you do not receive this email you must inform us inform us at least 24 hours before your course, so that we can assist you, as you WILL NOT be able to access your course without it. You can contact us via telephone 0330 222 8999 (Mon-Fri 08:30am-4pm) or email driver.training@westsussex.gov.uk.

Failure to notify us with sufficient notice will result in you having to pay a £45 rebooking fee to access another course.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR COURSE

You must join your course at least 10 minutes prior to the official course start time and have your booking reference ready.

To do so, simply open up your zoom app and select ‘Join a Meeting’ thereafter input the Meeting ID and Password.

Remember you want to allow zoom to access your camera and video plus allow your device to connect to your Wi-Fi.

Please note the official registration period starts 10 minutes prior to the course start time and continues until 20 minutes after the official start time. The trainer has to complete individual registration therefore please do not be alarmed if you remain in the waiting room during this time.

Further Guidance

For further information about the course, please follow the YouTube video link below. The video will advise what you need to do in preparation for your course and also what will happen on the day.

Please note you cannot access your course via the YouTube link.

For all new bookings please follow instructions on your course offer letter and register your acceptance of the course offer with NDORS the follow the guidance to book in your preferred area or use the postcode of PO22 9RE for digital classroom courses.

If you have any questions, queries or have any additional requirements you would like to make us aware of then please call our team on 0330 222 8999 Monday –Friday 8.30am-4pm.

Can I attend a course in person?

Yes, we offer a blended approach to our courses meaning we still offer in-person venue courses at a limited number of venues throughout the Sussex County.

We run courses in the following venues, though courses at all venues may not be available within the timeframe given by your referring police force:

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club
3 Harbour Quay, Eastbourne BN23 6JH
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The Hickstead Hotel
Job's Ln, Haywards Heath RH17 5NZ
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Holiday Inn London Gatwick Worth
Crabbet Park, Turners Hill Rd, Worth, Crawley RH10 4SS
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Should you have any further questions, you may find our Frequently Asked Questions pages helpful. However, if you still require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.