Having passed the Practical Driving Test you will be ready to move on and expand your knowledge and on road experience.
Pass Plus is a course, which is supported by the Government (via the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), and participating insurance companies
The scheme aims to improve the road safety of newly qualified drivers, who wish to become better drivers and take advantage of cheaper motoring insurance provided by participating insurance companies.
The pass plus course lasts a minimum of 6 hours and has 6 sessions/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
Driving out of town -
Country roads can harbour all kinds of hazards, from
sharp bends and potholes to farm vehicles and animals on 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 will need
all your skills of observation, concentration, anticipation and lane
Driving on Motorways -
Motorways are like no other roads, these are the only roads you can not get practice on before passing your test:
learn how to drive on them safely and correctly under expert supervision
There is no further test to take, when your instructor is satisfied with your performance they will write a report and then you will receive a certificate from the Driving Standards Agency.
Pass Plus really works in helping to make newly qualified drivers safer and better drivers. Many insurers give discounts to people taking Pass Plus,
these can be equivalent to up to a one-year no claims bonus.
WHO CAN TAKE PART?
You can take Pass Plus within your first year of passing the practical driving test.
Your Pass Plus instructor can provide more information on the scheme including the content of the training sessions and the small cost involved.
DID YOU KNOW?
As a new driver, you are more likely to have an accident in the first year after passing your test than at any other time in your motoring career.
Per mile of driving, the risk of an accident involving injury or death is about seven times greater for 17-20 years old than for those aged 40 or over.
Drivers under 21 are involved in 15% of all accident deaths.
New drivers make up just 10% of licence holders, but are involved in 29% of accidents.
We at HKF Strongly support the Pass Plus Scheme as we believe this helps to create safer drivers as well as helping to develop our overall driving ability and is an ideal first step to becoming an Advanced driver
More Information can be found at http://www.passplus.org.uk