What is the Pass Plus scheme?
Pass Plus is a practical training course that takes at least 6 hours and is for drivers to improve their skills and drive more safely. It can be taken at any time although it will most useful for new drivers in the first year after passing their practical driving test.
As an indicator of its effectiveness, a survey of test candidates carried out by ORC International for the Driving Standards Agency showed out of those who had taken Pass Plus:
- 93% felt more confident on the road;
- 89% considered that their driving skills had improved as a result of taking the course.
Why you should take the Pass Plus course?
You are able to drive unsupervised on the road after passing your driving tests. However, as a newly qualified driver, you are much more vulnerable than you might realise. Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident within the first 2 years of passing their test than at any other time in their driving career.
Newly qualified drivers are at higher than average risk whatever their age. The main factor is simply a lack of driving experience. This is why many choose to take Pass Plus
How will Pass Plus benefit me?
Pass Plus will benefit you by:
- Enabling you to gain quality driving experience safely;
- Helping you become a more skillful driver;
- Teaching you how to develop a positive driving style which is both enjoyable and safe;
- Reducing your chances of being involved in a road accident;
- Saving you money on your car insurance premium.
How does the Pass Plus course work?
Pass Plus is made up of six practical modules:
- Driving in town
- Driving in all weathers
- Driving on rural roads
- Driving at night
- Driving on dual carriageways
- Driving on motorways
There is no test at the end. Instead you’ll be assessed throughout. All the modules must be completed to pass the course.