So, you’ve passed your test – Congratulations.
You have shown that you can drive safely. You will be given a pass certificate (D10, or a D10E) and a copy of your driving test report. The examiner will explain what you have to do to get your full licence.
But this is just the start of your driving career. What can you do to further improve your driving standard and possibly, save yourself some money?
This is where the Pass Plus scheme comes in:
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. In the first year of driving, one driver in five is involved in an accident. This is mainly down to a lack of driving experience, and this is where Pass Plus comes in!
What is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is a training course specifically aimed at new drivers, designed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. Pass Plus will build upon your existing skills and knowledge, it will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, and can help you to become more confident on the roads
Pass Plus is made up of six practical modules which include:
driving in town
driving in all weathers
driving on rural roads
driving at night
driving on dual carriageways
driving on motorways
Anyone who holds a full UK licence is eligible to take part in the scheme. You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed. You must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard.
How much does Pass Plus cost?
Fees for each Pass Plus session start from £180.00. This is based on six one hour sessions. You should however bear in mind that whilst the course will take a minimum of six hours, if more sessions are needed for you to successfully complete the course, then this may add to the cost.
More information can be obtained from your Three Shires driving instructor.