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Drink drive courses & speed awareness courses cancelled due to Coronavirus

price1367

TTC Group
You may have seen a thread on the “ask a solicitor” part from someone who has had their drink drive course cancelled by TTC and the solicitor advised that perhaps he could try another provider.
Please be advised that ALL drink drive courses run by ALL providers are now suspended. This is on the instruction of the body responsible for administering the courses, not the individual providers who have been given no choice in the matter. The ban on courses extends to speed awareness courses as well.
I am afraid that I can give no further information, or indicate how long this ban on courses will be for.......
I work from home, not the TTC offices and I have no access to the computer systems but I am assured that all persons affected by this WILL be contacted by the office shortly.
i am concerned because there is a time limit on the completion of these courses and not attending a course can have a big impact on people’s lives with getting their licence back early but I hope you can appreciate that these drastic measures are being taken as a part of the need to keep people apart.
stay safe,
John P
 

Shame 101

Member
Thanks for this update John and obviously completely understandable. Please do let us know if you hear anything further.
Hope you and yours are and stay well.
 

topchippyles

Well-known member
I am only glad i saw my doctors 3 weeks ago to document my last drink as we are in for the long haul here,At least its noted when the DVLA get back up to speed, For those in the same position could add another 6-12 months on abstaining from alcohol
 

price1367

TTC Group
Thanks for this update John and obviously completely understandable. Please do let us know if you hear anything further.
Hope you and yours are and stay well.
Thanks. I am in the fortunate position of being pretty much retired and living just outside a small village, just into Scotland. We are pretty isolated and have places we can walk from home where we see no one. Our “forever home” is also set in about an acre of ground so we are blessed compared to people in high rise flats who are too frightened to press button in the lift!
So this week I will be planting up the vegetable plot, hoping that we will be able to avoid so many trips to the shops for fresh produce. I am inclined to plant stuff that will grow quickly rather than autumn harvest stuff.....
 

Medicine Man

Well-known member
That’s a real blow to anyone in the process of either taking a DDRS course or getting their license returned, and obviously through no fault of TTC or any other course provider - I hope everyone stays safe and remembers to look after themselves during this quite frankly scary time. I’m also concerned as to the time limit for people to complete their course, however, I do hope that allowances can be made as the situation is extraordinary in every sense of the word.

Judging by the scenes that I saw in Snowdonia at the weekend it seems like if people had abided by the initial regulations put out for their benefit, we wouldn’t be in the mess that we’re in now.
 

C J 1980

Well-known member
I think the danger here is that courts give a cut off date to do the DD course. I was banned until the 27th June 2021, but I got my course done ASAP to get it under my belt. I think my cut off date was around mid October this year (2020) to get it completed. Therefore as I've benefited from reducing my ban by 6.5 months I should get my licence back just before Christmas.

However, if someone only has their course scheduled just before the cut off date they may potentially lose their chance of getting their reduction and will have to complete the full period of their ban. TTC should at least re-emburse the course costs if that is the case because the DD has lost their opportunity to complete it through no fault of their own.

One thing I will stress to anyone reading this who has recently lost their licence - GET THE COURSE DONE ASAP - do not leave it to near your cut off date because as we see here it is just fraut with dire consequences for people eager to get their licences back.

CJ

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