Pass Plus Scheme
Pass Plus is aimed at new drivers to help them become better drivers. The course was designed by the former Driving Standards Agency (now Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry and will require a minimum of 6 hours to complete. I recommend that the course be split into two or three sessions, six hours of driving in one day is a lot, even for an experienced driver.
Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test due to lack of experience.
Pass Plus builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards. The aim is to help you to become a more competent and confident driver.
Pass Plus consists of six modules about driving in different conditions, they are:
There is no test to take and once you´ve completed the course, the DVSA will send you your Pass Plus certificate and some insurance companies will give you a discount for your first year. Additional information is available at GOV.UK by clicking on the Pass Plus link above.
For those of you who do not wish to participate in the Pass Plus Scheme but would like to learn more about driving on motorways, I offer Motorway Training on the nearby M5. Learn how to drive safely on motorways, deal with breakdowns, prepare your car and plan your journey.
The laws for learner drivers on motorways changed on June 4th 2018. Learner drivers can now have driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales. They must be accompanied by a fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI) and be driving a car fitted with dual controls.