According to statistics, new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years of passing their driving test, due to a lack of driving experience.
The Pass Plus scheme is a practical driving course, aimed at new drivers and designed by the DVSA.
The course aims to build your skills and knowledge after you’ve passed your driving test, helping you become a more confident and safer driver.
Taking a Pass Plus driving course can help to reduce your chance of an accident and may also reduce your insurance premiums.
The Pass Plus course is a minimum of six hours additional driving, which will cover the following:
- Town Driving lessons
- All Weather Driving lessons
- Out of Town & Rural Roads
- Night Driving lessons
- Dual Carriageway Driving Lessons
- Motorway Driving lessons
These modules will help to develop existing skills whilst learning new techniques. You’ll specifically work on improving anticipation, awareness and planning for, and dealing with, all kinds of hazards, learning how to reduce the risk of accidents, in addition to maintaining a courteous and considerate attitude to other road users.
Your Pass Plus course will be personalised to suit your individual future driving requirements, but will typically be run over a route of around 200 miles.
The Pass Plus course doesn’t involve a test, but you are assessed throughout and to pass you will have to meet the required standard in all modules. Upon completion of the Pass Plus course you will receive a certificate from the DVSA and could reduce your car insurance costs.