Driver Improvement Project awareness-raising training courses
The Driver Improvement Department of the Vias Institute organizes road safety awareness-raising training courses for road offenders. Driver Improvement is a project recognized nationally and subsidized since 1995 by the Federal Public Service Justice.
We offer different modules depending on the offence you have committed: driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, mopeds trafficked, managing aggressiveness in traffic. There is also a more general module for people who have committed speeding, traffic accidents, hit and run, and so on.
The purpose of the training course is to make offenders aware of the risks on the road, to confront them with their own responsibilities and to seek solutions with them to rectify this behaviour. The trainer's interventions and interaction with the group ensure that certain beliefs are challenged. In this respect, we use methods such as group dynamics and motivating discussions.
What does this mean in practice?
You follow a 20-hour course program spread over 1 Saturday, 1 weekday and 2 weekday evenings or 3 weekdays. In some districts, it is also possible to follow the training course during 3 days of the week. Ideally, a group should have 8 to 12 participants.
The training course is part of alternative judicial measures. This means that this training course is a condition imposed by the court (probation), the examining magistrate (release on parole) or the public prosecutor (penal mediation) in place of additional sanctions or prosecution. This training course is free and mandatory.
Register to alternative legal measures
The court assistant will register you for training. Once the public prosecutor or the court has imposed the training on you, it will forward your case to the house of justice. There, we make sure that you comply with all the conditions.
One month before the start of the training course, you will receive a written invitation with the training dates, times and location. If you respect all the agreements, the court assistant receives a positive report at the end of the training course.