This report presents the findings of a three year TRL evaluation of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) drink-drive rehabilitation (DDR) scheme. Since January 2000, the scheme permitted courts throughout Great Britain to refer drink-drive offenders to one of a number of organisations providing DfT approved DDR courses. This evaluation has included several studies that investigated the scheme in terms of (i) the effect of course attendance on subsequent reconviction rates, (ii) the differences in course provider practices, and (iii) the attitudes, behaviours and opinions of referred offenders in order to consider the implications for the future design and development of the scheme. The report concludes that the drink-drive rehabilitation course scheme is effective in reducing subsequent drink-drive convictions. Recommendations are made for the future development of the scheme.

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