DriveTech has won the contract to deliver ‘speed awareness’ and ‘what’s driving us’ courses on behalf of Merseyside Police.
The initial contract lasts six months, with possibility to extend for a further six months.
Merseyside Police previously undertook their own courses but following added pressures resulting from COVID-19 have decided to outsource. DriveTech is due to deliver courses as soon as possible.
DriveTech delivers classroom and on-road courses on behalf of 10 other UK Police Forces, plus Transport for London, as well as more recently digitally delivered courses, which it implemented as quickly as seven days into the COVID-19 lockdown.
The courses are offered by police forces as part of the national scheme to provide motorists with education as a more constructive alternative to prosecution.
Commenting on the new contract, Des Morrison, director of police contracts at DriveTech said: “Since the lockdown began, we have now successfully delivered online courses to over 62,000 delegates and are delighted to extend that service on behalf of Merseyside Police.
“It is important that we offer these courses as an alternative to prosecution as they have a real and positive impact on driver behaviour. Road safety improvement is at the core of this programme.”