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Traffic Offence Report (TOR)

What is a Traffic Offence Report (TOR)?

You are given a Traffic Offence Report because the issuing officer believes there is sufficient evidence to prosecute you for an offence, however you may benefit from attending a driver training course as an alternative to a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or a court appearance. West Mercia Police is committed to road safety and participates in the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS), seeking to educate rather than prosecute.

You may be eligible for an NDORS course depending on:

  • the nature of the offence;
  • your previous record of offending (if any);
  • any previous course you have attended or are waiting to attend as a result of committing a previous offence

The police are under no obligation to offer you a course and if they do it is a concession made by the Chief Constable.

If you are deemed to be eligible the police will, in due course, notify you in writing and invite you to book a course (click here to book a course).

The police are at liberty to withdraw the offer of a course at any time up to the point that you have successfully completed the course (should you wish to take part).

If you are deemed not to be eligible or you choose not to accept the course, the notice may be converted to a conditional offer of a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) and you will be required to pay a fine and surrender your driving licence for obligatory penalty points to be awarded


A Postal Requisition will be issued for the original offence which will lead to a hearing in the Magistrates Court.

Please do not do anything until you receive communication from West Mercia Police, we will not be able to deal with your query until this point.