What does the Pass Plus course cover?
Driving in town: This section is also covered by standard driver’s training courses, but is handled in a much more detailed fashion. Most of us will do the majority of our driving in town, so this should help build confidence in this area and help make you a safer driver.
Driving on smaller, rural roads: if you do a lot of driving in the countryside, you already know just how narrow these roads can be (and how fast people like to drive on them). Accidents on rural roads are quite common, so this part of the test is worth taking as it teaches you how to avoid them.
Motorway Driving: again, most young drivers may have had some experience on the motorway following their driving test, but accident statistics show that most UK drivers can still benefit from additional skills. By spending more time learning on the motorway, Pass Plus can help to consolidate drivers’ skills and make them more reliable on busy roads.
Dual Carriageway Driving: This is less likely to be covered in detail by a basic driving instructor. These are some of the UK’s fastest roads, so a little bit of extra training can make all the difference.
Driving in Poor Weather Conditions: most young drivers are told to avoid driving in bad conditions. Good advice when you’re new to the road, but what happens when you need to do it? Gaining these skills in a formal setting is much safer than by trial and error.
Driving at Night: night-time driving requires more than just a good set of headlights. Reduced visibility can be a challenge to new drivers both in the city and the countryside.
Driving in Heavy Traffic: it’s not just about the patience to go slowly. Anyone who’s had to change lanes on a packed motorway can tell you that basic driver training does not give you the skills to do this safely as motorway skills aren’t covered in driving tests and it’s hard to recreate the setting when practising.