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.
Very often serious
accidents occur when one driver makes a dangerous error and the other
road users have not been paying attention, and have been caught by
total surprise. An accident may well be someone else’s fault, but
you can still be the person that is hurt.
If you had been driving
defensively, with a margin for error, it may have been a near miss,
or a less severe accident. Pass Plus is a training course
specifically aimed at new drivers, designed by the Driving Standards
Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction
Pass Plus will build
upon your existing skills and knowledge, 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. A Pass Plus certificate
will usually qualify you for cheaper insurance too, sometimes to the
extent of covering the cost of the course.
Pass Plus is made up of
six practical modules which include driving:
in all weather
on rural roads
on dual carriageways
Anyone who holds a full
UK licence is eligible to take part in the scheme.
It is a DSA requirement
that the course must be for a minimum of six hours, but fortunately
you will not have to take a test at the end of it! In addition, if
you learned to drive with Pelican, then you will qualify for a £2
per hour discount, saving you a total of £12 over a six hour course.