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Pass Plus

 

Pass Plus You will probably have seen something in the media about Pass Plus, or perhaps heard someone mention it when referring to driving instruction. Whether it means anything else to you than that is debatable, so please take a couple of moments to read about it now, because we can assure you that it will be to your benefit!

 

Your training to attain a full British driving licence follows a relatively comprehensive curriculum of subjects, but, unless driving conditions change dramatically and very quickly, does not include driving in all weathers, on motorways, or at night. A very high proportion of the overall total number of motor accidents in this country are attributable to young people who have recently passed their tests, and are either driving at speeds which they have not driven before, or in conditions which they have not yet encountered. The problem occurs basically because many take the award of a full licence as indication that they can drive at the standard required to be safe in any conditions, or at any speed. How can this be the case, when they have received no specific training in these situations? The Pass Plus course serves to address these areas of inexperience, and in addition, covers more driving in towns and on rural roads, where a great many hazards are lurking, and extra practise can be very beneficial.


Our course usually comprises 6 x 1 hour sessions, and currently costs £130, but this cost may be open to negotiation, depending upon our period of training together. The training duration of 6 hours will obviously vary slightly, according to the speed at which you learn the additional skills required. The course consists of six modules, and once each module is complete, your instructor will sign and date a training report form. When the whole course has been successfully completed, your instructor will send the report to the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standars Agency) who then send you a Pass Plus certificate. Many people are put off by the additional expense of this course, especially after having paid out for the initial full licence qualification and associated tuition, but the good news is that much of the cost can be recuperated (see below).

THE ADDED BONUS

As stated above, when the course has been successfully completed (no test required!), the DVSA will send you a certificate which can be used to claim discounted insurance. Around 63% of all insurers in the private car insurance market are participating in the scheme, and most provide one year’s no-claims bonus as soon as you insure your car. You may be able to defer this bonus for up to two years. If you have been driving for more than a year before taking this course, it is still worthwhile checking with participating insurers to see whether a discount may apply.

It is also worth checking with your local Citizens Advice Office, as a number of councils subsidise the cost of the Pass Plus scheme.

For more details about this scheme, and contact details for the participating insurers, please click on the Pass Plus logo link to the left of this page.

REMEMBER – EVERY DAY IN BRITAIN, 2 UNDER 25 YEAR OLDS DIE IN ROAD ACCIDENTS!