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Pass Plus Driving Lessons

After you have passed your driving test the learning continues with Pass Plus...

Thousands of new drivers are enjoying the benefit of Pass Plus, from help with your first trip on a motorway and driving around your local area, to being better off financially. Some insurers will give you a one year no claims discount as soon as you insure your car which means you may save up to 30% on your premium.

Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers. It was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test. This is because of their lack of driving experience. Pass Plus builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, to help you become a more confident driver.


Pass Plus consists of six modules

"TOWN DRIVING"

This module covers the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport. You'll focus on:
  • Observation, judgement and awareness
  • Eye contact
  • Consideration for vulnerable road users
  • Showing caution
  • Keeping space around your car


"ALL WEATHER DRIVING"

For this module you will focus on correct speed, safe stopping distances, plus seeing and being seen in:
  • Rain
  • Sleet, snow and ice
  • Mist and fog
  • Bight sunshine


"DRIVING ON COUNTRY ROADS"

This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:
  • Observing the road ahead
  • Making progress safely
  • Bends, hills, uneven roads and dead ground
  • Keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
  • Safe overtaking
It focuses especially on being aware and showing consideration for:
  • Pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road
  • Farm entrances
  • Slow moving vehicles
It also covers the correct use of the horn, coping with mud and debris on the road and how to use passing places.


"NIGHT-TIME DRIVING"

This covers the important parts of driving at night, dawn and dusk. You'll learn about:
  • Using sidelights, headlights and full beam correctly
  • Adjusting to the dark
  • Judging speed and distance
  • Dealing with dazzle
  • Hard-to-see road users
  • Parking issues


"DRIVING ON DUAL CARRIAGEWAYS"

Dual carriageways are high speed roads where the two carriageways are separated by a central reservation. You will need to have particular skills, including:
  • Effective observation, using your mirrors and checking blind spots
  • Judgement and planning ahead
  • Separation distances
  • Joining and leaving a dual carriageway
  • Overtaking and lane discipline
  • The correct use of speed


"DRIVING ON MOTORWAYS"

The topics covered include:
  • Journey planning
  • Joining and leaving a motorway, and using slip roads
  • Safe speeds in different circumstances
  • Effective observation
  • Signs, signals and markings
  • Overtaking and lane discipline
  • Courtesy to other road users
  • Motorway fatigue
  • Breakdown procedures
  • Use of lights, including hazard warning lights
  • Debris on the carriageway
  • Crosswinds


At the end of your training:
On successful completion of your training you'll be sent your Pass Plus certificate to claim your discount on your car insurance.

For more information or to book your Pass Plus Driving Lessons
please contact Mike on 07970 856814

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