July 10, 2017

Pass Plus

If you take the Pass Plus course after you have passed your driving test, you will not just be a better and safer driver but may be entitled to discounts from your insurance company.

The Pass Plus course consists of six one hour modules. There is no test at the end of the course, but your Pass Plus registered instructor needs to sign off that you have completed the course and that you have achieved or exceeded the required standard

The six modules to be covered on Pass Plus are:

  • Town Driving:
    Observations, judgment and awareness
    Eye contact
    Consideration for vulnerable road users
    Keeping space around your car
  • All-Weather Driving:
    Correct speed
    Safe stopping distances
    Seeing and being see in rain, sleet, snow and ice
    Skidding, cause and prevention, correcting slow-speed skids, braking on poor surfaces, aquaplaning
  • Driving Out Of Town:
    Observation of the road ahead
    Making progress safely
    Bends, hills, uneven roads, dead ground
    Keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
    Overtaking safely
    Being aware of and showing consideration for pedestrians, horse riders, animals in the road, farm entrances and slow-moving vehicles.
  • Night Driving:
    The importance of the correct use of headlights
    Adjusting to dark conditions
    Judging speed and distances
    Correct use and care of lights
    Dealing with dazzle
    Road users who can be difficult to see
    Parking
  • Driving on Dual Carriageways:
    Effective observation
    Use of mirrors and checking blind areas
    Judgment and planning well ahead
    Safe separation distances
    Joining and leaving dual carriageways
    Lane discipline
    Overtaking
    Correct use of speed
  • Driving On Motorways:
    Planning journeys in advance
    Joining and leaving motorways
    Using slip roads properly and effectively
    Safe speeds for varying circumstances
    Effective all-round observation
    Signs, signals and markings
    Overtaking and lane discipline
    Courtesy towards other road users
    Motorway fatigue
    Breakdown procedures
    Use of lights and hazard warning lights
    Debris on the carriageway
    Crosswinds

Although you will already have had instruction and experience in most of these situations during the course of your driving lessons with Dr1veschool, the aim will be to help you to think more about these situations and give you more experience in them.

Please chat through with your instructor if you want any more information about Pass Plus.