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Pass Plus Scheme

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You’ve passed your driving test – now you can drive on your own at last. But it doesn’t stop there; this is just the end of the beginning.

Getting your own car will give you the independence you need. For a new driver, the cost of insurance can be sky high. And the reason for this?… Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years of passing their test than at any other time in their driving career.

Age doesn’t matter – it’s basically down to a lack of driving experience. That’s where PASS PLUS comes in!

What is PASS PLUS?
PASS PLUS is a training scheme for new drivers. It’s much more than just a few extra lessons. This specially designed course by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVLA), with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry, helps you:

  • gain valuable driving experience safely
    you will be taught how to deal with a wide range of road and traffic situations, many of which you probably won’t have faced before
  • build on your existing skills and knowledge
    it can take years to become a skilled driver. PASS PLUS helps get you there by speeding up the learning process under expert tuition
  • reduce your risk of being in a road crash
    the course will help boost your awareness of all kinds of hazards and help you learn how to anticipate, plan for and deal with them safely
  • save money on car insurance premiums
    When you have successfully completed the course, you are advised to check available discounts offered by the insurance companies taking part in the scheme. The amount you save will depend on the company you choose, you may even save more than you paid for the course.
  • boost your confidence
    if you feel nervous driving on your own, the PASS PLUS training can help you become more confident on the roads

The Modules
PASS PLUS consists of six practical modules:

Town driving
Driving in town can be daunting: rush hour traffic, complicated junctions and traffic systems. Learn the skills to deal with all these and more.
All-weather driving
Rain, fog, bright sunshine, snow and ice: find out how to drive safely in all the different weather conditions you’ll face on the road.
Driving out of town
Country roads can harbour all kinds of hazards, from sharp bends and potholes to farm vehicles and animals in the road.
Night driving
Dealing with dazzle, judging distance and speed, using your lights correctly – these are just some of the areas covered.

Driving on dual carriageways
To drive safely on fast, multi-lane roads you’ll need all your skills of observation, concentration, anticipation and lane discipline.

Driving on Motorways
Motorways are like no other roads: learn how to drive on them safely and correctly under expert supervision.

6 HOURS – £240.00

Further details on Refresher courses can also be found here.