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Why the driving test isn’t enough

A great read for all learners and parents

Have you considered Pass Plus?

THE PROBLEM

You are vulnerable: You’ve shown by passing your driving test that you are able to drive unsupervised on the road, but as a new driver you are much more vulnerable than you think.

You are more likely to have a crash: Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident within the first two years of passing their driving test than at any other time.

You lack experience: It’s not because of your age – new drivers are at a higher than average risk whatever their age. The main factor is simply a lack of driving experience.

 

This is where PASS PLUS comes in, designed by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. Pass Plus will benefit you by:

  • Enabling you to gain more advanced driving skills safely and helping you develop a more positive driving style
  • Reducing your risk of being involved in a road traffic accident

PASS PLUS works! As an indicator of its effectiveness a recent survey of “L” tests carried out by ORC International for the DVSA showed that of those who had taken Pass Plus;

  • 93% felt more confident on the road
  • 89% considered that their driving had improved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pass Plus course has been designed in 6 modules:

  • Town Driving
  • All Weather Driving
  • Out of Town Driving and Rural Roads
  • Night Driving
  • Dual Carriage Ways
  • Motorways

All 6 hours training is carried out in the car with the emphasis on developing your practical driving skills. My course for pupils in the Beverley area combines some of these modules which means that only 3 sessions will be required:

  • 1Hour – Night Driving: in Hull City centre, followed by surrounding rural roads using high beam when necessary (including single track road).
  • 2 Hours – All Weather Driving, Out of Town and Rural Roads Driving: typically going north of Beverley towards Driffield, Bridlington, Bainton, Malton and Wetwang. Covering speed, stopping distance, overtaking, bends, hazards, observations and skid avoidance.
  • 3 Hours – Dual Carriageways and Motorways: driving approximately 120 miles including: A63, Ferry Bridge services, A1, A1(M), Doncaster area, M18, Doncaster services, M180, A15, and back to Beverley via the Humber Bridge. Covering: joining, leaving, overtaking, forward planning, observations, breakdowns and safety procedures.

There is no test at the end. Instead, you’ll be assessed throughout the course to confirm you are at the required standard to be awarded your certificate. If unfortunately you are not at the required standard, additional hours can be provided.

The sessions can be reasonably flexible but I prefer the 3 Hour Motorway session to be on a Friday between 3pm and 6pm, if possible to ensure we have traffic on the motorway (to get maximum benefit from the lesson)

 

For any further information, please don’t hesitate to call me

 

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