Road safety education
The Road Safety team is responsible for delivering education and training initiatives to improve road user safety, including programmes for schools and the general public. Details of services for schools can be found at Right Choice: Road Safety.
We are part of the Wiltshire and Swindon Road Safety Partnership, working together with Wiltshire Police, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Swindon Borough Council and Highways England to reduce the number and severity of casualties on our roads.
Bikeability training for children and young people
We offer Bikeability training through Wiltshire schools, mainly in Year 6 and above. Please ask at your child's school for more information.
If you are a school who are looking to host training, please check our service on the Right Choice: Road Safety portal.
Bikeability training for adults
We have a limited number of free places available for adult cycle training, whether you are a complete beginner, returning to riding after a long break or simply looking to build your skills and confidence riding in traffic. The sessions consist of up to 2 hours of bespoke tuition with a qualified Bikeability instructor at a time and place to suit you. Contact us for details.
Bikeability instructor training
If you are a qualified Bikeability instructor or are a confident and competent cyclist willing to gain a professional qualification and are interested delivering Bikeability training on our behalf, please contact us for details.
For all Wiltshire Bikeability enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 713700. Further information on the national Bikeability scheme may be found on the Bikeability website.
Drive Plus is a Wiltshire scheme for experienced drivers who hold full UK licences.
Are you wanting to:
- Return to driving after a significant break, such as illness, injury or living abroad?
- Return to driving after a collision or other incident?
- Re-gain your confidence and enjoyment of driving?
- Achieve up-to-date, safe, systematic, fuel efficient driving?
- Recognise whether and how your driving is changing as you get older?
- Identify and address any bad driving habits you may have acquired over the years?
- Reassure family or friends, if they are concerned about your driving?
- Gain professional support to help make the decision to continue, or to retire from driving.
A Drive Plus practical assessment with one of our friendly local assessors could help to improve your confidence and help you to stay driving safely for longer. Assessments take place in your own car on local roads, and generally last 1-1½ hours with a debrief session and the chance to ask questions. The assessment costs £50. You can apply by completing the application form below.
Payment for the Drive Plus assessment can be made using our online payment system: Wiltshire Council Drive Plus assessment payment.
Drive Plus workshops give you the chance to explore key driving topics in more depth in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, whether in person or online. More details coming soon.
Pass Plus is a national training scheme aimed at improving the skills of newly qualified drivers and helping them drive more safely. The course be taken at any time although it should be most useful to new drivers in the year after passing their test. You can find out more about the scheme at GOV.UK Pass Plus .
Pass Plus is made up of 6 practical modules:
- Town Driving
- All-weather Driving
- Driving out of town
- Night driving
- Driving on dual carriageways
- Driving on motorways
We offer a discount of £70 on the cost of Pass Plus to drivers aged 17-25 years who live, work or study in Wiltshire. You can apply by completing the application form below. If you live elsewhere, your local council may offer a similar discount scheme - check their website for details.
Payment for the Pass Plus promotion can be made using our online payment system: Wiltshire Council Pass Plus promotion payment
Wiltshire Council do not deliver any NDORS courses, including 'Speed Awareness' or 'Safe and Considerate Driving'.
All enquiries should be directed to TTC Group who deliver courses for Wiltshire Police. TTC can be contacted on 0330 024 1805 or via www.thettcgroup.com/police-court-referred-courses/ . More information about the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme can be found online.
01225 713 700