When you can take a course
You can be offered a rehabilitation course to reduce your driving ban if:
- you’re found guilty of a drink-drive offence
- your ban is for 12 months or more
You have to pay to take the course. It can cost up to £250.
Reducing the length of your ban
Your ban will be reduced if you complete the course within a certain time. The ban is usually reduced by a quarter.
Deciding to take a course
You have to decide in court if you want to take a course or not. You cannot change your mind later.
There’s a different process for taking a drink-drive course in Northern Ireland.