Everyone considers themselves to be a good driver, however, for most, the last time they received any form or driver training was probably when preparing for their driving test, for some of us, this may have been a while ago!
It is often said, 'once you've passed your driving test, you start learning to drive'. There is an element of truth here because initially, most peoples driving experience is limited to the type of driving likely to be covered on the driving test. Once a person passes, they very soon find themselves having to drive greater distances and on unfamiliar roads. Dealing with every day traffic and weather conditions can be challenging as new drivers expose themselves to the many varied situations.
There is no substitute for experience but it does take time, however, additional relevant driver training can assist in becoming a safer driver. There are a variety of avenues to explore here, from pre-driver training and just after passing a driving test, right through to defensive driver training for those who spend many hours at the wheel. There are even courses for drivers who are referred by the Police as an alternative to prosecution.
Are you keeping up to date?
It makes sense to get our cars serviced regularly and they even require an annual MOT, but how often do we have our own driving checked or serviced?
When was the last time you read the Highway Code?
Have you noticed all the new signs springing up?
Do you always know what the speed limit is on your road?
Are you aware of the current thinking towards modern driving techniques?
Are you getting the most out of every litre of fuel?
A workshop followed by six extra driving lessons that leads to insurance discounts. The County Council may even pay for part of the cost!
Individual Defensive Driver Training
Training on a one to one basis with a qualified Approved Driving Instructor who is experienced in delivering defensive driver training.
A one day theory and practical course for organisations whose staff make work related journeys.
A training and driving assessment scheme for anyone who needs to drive a minibus.
A one and a half day course for drivers who are referred by the Police as an alternative to prosecution for the offence of driving without due care and attention.
A one day course for drivers who are referred by the Police as an alternative to prosecution for exceeding speed limits.
Rider development training for motorcyclists who hold a full bike licence.
A schools based programme offering a variety of initiatives.