Pass Plus

Well done!
You’ve passed your driving test - now you can drive on your own. 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!

Pass Plus will keep you safe on the road and can save you up to 30% on car insurance.... There is no test at the end of the course and the cost of pass plus is more than covered by the saving on your insurance..... you can't lose!!!

Here's what's involved:


Pass Plus 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.

 The first module begins with an introduction to PASS PLUS, explaining the course aims and the skills and knowledge to be covered.

The second part of the module is a practical session, covering the different features of driving in town, such as complex junctions and public transport. You'll concentrates on:

  • observation, judgement and awareness
  • eye contact
  • consideration for vulnerable road users
  • being cautious but not over cautious
  • keeping space around your car

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.

As much of this module as possible should be covered in a practical session. You'll focus on correct speed, safe stopping distances, plus seeing and being seen in
  • rain
  • sleet, snow and ice
  • mist and fog, and
  • bright sunshine

You will also look at skidding:

  • what causes them
  • how to prevent them
  • correcting slow-speed skids
  • braking on poor surfaces
  • aquaplaning


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.

This module taken on country roads, will look at the main differences between town driving and country driving:
  • observing the road ahead
  • making progress safely
  • bends, hills, uneven roads and dead ground
  • keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
  • safe overtaking

It focuses especially on being aware and showing consideration for:

  • pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road
  • farm entrances
  • slow moving vehicles

Appropriate use of the horn, coping with mud and debris on the road and how to use passing places are also covered.


Night driving
Dealing with dazzle, judging distance and speed, using your lights correctly - these are just some of the areas covered.

This module covers the essential aspects of driving in the dark and also at dawn and dusk. You'll learn about:
  • the importance of the correct use of headlights
  • adjusting to the dark
  • judging speed and distance
  • the correct use of lights and keeping them clean
  • dealing with dazzle
  • road users who can be hard to see
  • parking issues

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.

Dual carriageways are high speed, multi-lane roads where the two carriageways are separated by a central reservation. They demand particular skills, including:
  • effective observation, using your mirrors and checking blind spots
  • judgement and planning ahead
  • the need for a safe separation distance
  • joining and leaving a dual carriageway
  • overtaking and lane discipline
  • the correct use of speed


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

This module should be a practical session if at all possible. If there is no motorway nearby, it will have to be covered in theory: you should drive on a motorway as soon as you can afterwards so you can put the theory into practice.

The topics covered include:

  • planning journeys in advance
  • joining and leaving a motorway, using slip roads
  • safe speeds in different circumstances
  • effective observation all around your vehicle
  • signs, signals and markings
  • overtaking and lane discipline
  • courtesy to other road users
  • motorway fatigue
  • breakdown procedures
  • use of lights, including hazard warning lights
  • debris on the carriageway
  • crosswinds.


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