How can the traffic offenders intervention program benefit me?
We have found that over the years of delivering this diversion program, students gain a concentrated knowledge base about “cause and effects” related to their driving behaviours. The program offers to re-visit the fundamental skills and ethics of driving a vehicle and road etiquette. We offer solutions to self-regulate your driving behaviours to ensure you don’t re-offend. Our training will ensure that you receive the most thorough information and international best practices training relating to road safety, road rules and driving etiquette. Many drivers become complacent after years of driving; it is our commitment to you to re-educate and restore your values in safe road and driving behaviours, which you can then demonstrate not only throughout the course, but also to your Solicitor, the Magistrate in Court, your family and other road users in the future.
There are no guarantees with regards to Magistrate sentencing, each case is considered by the Magistrate taking into account the individual’s history, circumstances and prior offences along with any proactive programs attended. As this course is highly recognised within the Magistrates, Lawyers and Prosecution it is possible that a lighter sentence and fine may be received. Typically the cost of any diversion programs is factored into the fine attributed to your sentence.
The Streetwise Traffic Offender Intervention Program promotes safe driving behaviours and supports the community by delivering these core messages:
- Defining and applying safe car / driving behaviours
- Interpretation and application of low-risk driving strategies
- Interpretation and application of road rules relating to safe driving
- Managing collisions when driving a car
- Demonstrating and maintaining a high level of competence in car control
Is the traffic offenders program just for alcohol and drug offences?
No this course as stated above is for any type of traffic offence listed above, we work with many people with alcohol and drug driving offences, but there are even more that come to us for the variety of offences listed.
Do you offer legal advice?
No we do not offer legal advice. We recommend that you contact a Solicitor or Legal Aid for any type of legal advice relating to your matter.
What type of accreditation and experience do your trainers have?
Our trainers have Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, BlueCards for working with Children, First Aid and collectively more than 70 years of specialist driver and road safety training in cars, trucks, buses and motorbikes from beginner learners to professional drivers. Over the years we have run on and off road 4WD courses, Defensive and Advanced driving courses and Anti-carjacking and personal protection driving courses both internationally and all over Australia.
Where can I attend a Traffic Offenders Program?
We operate this training course on the Gold Coast. People who attend our course travel from as far as Northern NSW, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
We run our courses from one central location on the Gold Coast in Burleigh. This is where you will be met by your trainer in a group no larger than 3 people to complete this half day training. Location details will be provided to you upon booking your training.
What if I have already lost my licence?
If you have already lost your licence we can still run the course for you, all in-vehicle demonstrations will be conducted by the Trainer, with you as the passenger to demonstrate braking and stopping distances and vehicle physics to ensure you obtain the same level of understanding relating to your offences as any other attendee.
What do I need to do to book the Traffic Offenders Program?
1. Arrange to make payment to Streetwise, either by credit card over phone (2%) fee, EFTPOS over phone (30 cent fee), or internet bank transfer can be arranged through the office.
2. Fill in the enrollment form emailed to you as part of the Student package that will be provided to you.
3. Ensure email receipt of the course workbook and reflective assignment, print them and start working on the assignment prior to attending course, this is an important reflective piece that requires consideration prior to the course, during the course and also afterwards. Once you have completed the reflection you will need to send a final copy back to Streetwise as part of your final assessment.
Why do I have to do the assignment?
Streetwise require an assignment completion as part of the fundamental reflective process that you need to go through as part of your understanding and further demonstration of what you have learnt. It offers you specific questions to prompt you to think about your driving habits, driving offences and implications they have caused. Once this assignment is completed with the ‘before, during and after’ perspectives you will be able to discuss and demonstrate the issues and also present this to Court to help demonstrate the lengths you have gone to, to rectify your behaviours in a purposeful and constructive way.
Can you come to me?
It is best to meet us at one of our specified locations so that we can use our demonstration areas and access to appropriate road networks for the in-vehicle components of the course.
What am I required to bring to the course?
- Your driver’s licence (if you still have)
- Any court papers you have received
- The printed assignment and workbook
- A pen
What are the cancellation fees?
We have a no refund policy. If you cancel or wish to change your booking date, please consult with Streetwise Administration to see when the next available booking will be. Please consider that this may fall outside of your Court appearance, depending on our availability, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate.
Traffic Offenders Intervention Program Gold Coast
The Magistrate and Community at large look favourably upon anyone who has proactively addressed the cause of their driving offences and demonstrates remorse and rehabilitation for themselves when they go to the Court. Streetwise Driver Training have the solution; we can help positively influence driver attitudes and behaviours.
Our one-on-one or small group training is private, comprehensive and can be booked immediately, saving you having to complete lengthy courses elsewhere.
Our Trainers specialise in basic to advanced driver and road safety education – we tailor our training to your specific offence and needs. Most importantly we look at the behaviours and habits behind the driving offences and help to create strategies to ensure no re-offending.
Who is this traffic offender intervention program for?
1. This course is predominantly for first and second time driving or traffic offenders who have received a notice to attend Court or have already had a first appearance in Court. You can also complete our program prior to Court attendance if you wish.
2. As a specialist driving school, we also offer this course to anyone as a ‘driving diversion program’. We have many L and P Platers attend our course also who, upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate of Attendance for “Safe Driving Behaviours Training”.
3. We have many parents send their Learner / P Plater on this course to ensure that their child is safe and as knowledgeable as possible on our busy roads.
4. We have many students who have been involved in or affected by a road accident or trauma (either as a pedestrian, passenger or driver) that use this program as a way of building confidence around their anxiety about driving, traffic, road rules and vehicle handling.
What type of driving or traffic offences does the traffic offenders program address?
The following offences include car and truck licence holders:
1. Suspended licences
2. Disqualified drivers
3. Driving without a current licence / driving on a suspended licence
4. Drink or Drug related driving
5. Unsafe driving
6. Driving unregistered or uninsured
7. Type 1 Hooning driving offences such as:
- dangerous driving
- careless driving
- organising, promoting or taking part in racing and speed trials
- wilfully starting a motor vehicle in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke
- evading police
8. Type 2 Hooning offences including anti-social driving behaviours such as:
- street racing, burnouts, loud music in cars
- dangerous operation of a vehicle and careless driving
- driving a vehicle that is uninsured and unregistered
- driving without a licence or when your licence is suspended
- low, mid or high range drink driving
- driving a modified vehicle that does not comply with vehicle safety standards
9. Special Hardship Order applications
10. Appeal of a licence disqualification
11. Implications of a traffic accident involvement
12. Loss of Demerit Points such as:
- Operating a mobile phone whilst driving
- SPURS; parking fines
What Our Students Say
This half day program is flexible – bookings can be made as soon as you require
Traffic Education and Your Traffic Matter
What is the traffic offenders program?
The law states that when there is evidence that a traffic offender has undertaken a traffic education program that shows they are unlikely to reoffend, this may be taken into account at sentencing by reducing the period of disqualification and/or the fine.
Our solicitors can recommend traffic offender programs that are respected by the Courts. This will help your case by proving to the Court that you have understood the serious consequences of traffic offending and are remorseful about your behaviour.
It helps demonstrate you have developed driving skills as well as a positive and responsible attitude towards driving.
Our solicitors will register you into the appropriate traffic offenders program free of charge. We can advise you where the closest and earliest starting program is.
TOIP is not available or suitable for everyone. According to the New South Wales Local Court, The TOIP is “available to offenders charged under the road transport legislation under the Road Transport Act 2005” and only applies to cases involving summary offences. However, Judges and Magistrates are increasingly open to the benefits of the Traffic Offenders Program for a variety of traffic related court matters, including licence appeals and drug driving cases.
Offenders may choose a course provider (the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) maintains a list of them).
In some circumstances, Magistrates may finalise the case prior to completion of the program, on the undertaking by the defendant that he/she will complete the program in the following weeks.
What does the traffic offenders program involve?
There has now been the introduction of the “One Day Traffic Offender’s Program”, which is a condensed form of the 6-8 week course.
In NSW we recommend the Traffic Offender Intervention Program organised by the PCYC. This program is regulated under NSW law and is respected by the Courts. It is offered throughout the state and involves attending sessions over 6 to 8 weeks.
The following topics are included in the course:
- Police Highway Patrol
- The Accident Scene
- Ambulance & Emergency Service Perspective
- Drugs & Alcohol Accidents Outcomes
- Legal System
- Dangerous Behaviours
- Roads & Vehicle;
- Understanding the Victims Perspective/li>
The Benefits of Traffic Offender Intervention Program
TOIP provides a practical alternative for adjudicating traffic offences while rehabilitating the offenders. Ideally, successful completion of a TOIP course makes the roads safer for everyone. A large part of the process is giving offenders a better appreciation of how reckless driving affects all drivers. An added benefit is the availability of a one-day format. TOIP guidelines suggest courses include up to 10 sessions, with each running between 60 and 120 minutes. Normally that might stretch out the course over several weeks. A one-day course means less of an impact on work and personal schedules.
TOIP and Section 10
In traffic cases, completing a TOIP course is usually the necessary step in keeping a driving offence off a permanent record. A clean record with no convictions means fewer complications with future traveling, job seeking and other matters.
How to find the closest PCYC and enrol?
You can speak to one of our solicitors who can help you make these arrangements, or call the PCYC on 9625 9111.[jcol/]
How much will it cost?
The program currently costs $145.00.