Congratulations! You have passed your driving test.
It is now safe for you to drive unaccompanied on the roads, but you should remember that you are still an inexperienced driver.
Statistics show that new drivers are around 10 times more likely to be involved in an accident, and regrettably, two drivers under the age of 25 die every day in crashes in the UK.
Roughly 20% of new drivers will be involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel – that's why insurance premiums are so high.
So, what is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is a scheme designed by the Driving Standards Agency, with the help of the motor insurance and driving instruction industries.
The scheme helps new drivers gain valuable experience to help develop existing skills, learn new skills and techniques, improve anticipation and awareness, learn how to reduce the risk of accidents and maintain a courteous and considerate attitude on the road.
Pass Plus course overview
Pass Plus pupils display green 'P plates' on their vehicle, and have a series of six modules of at least one hour each. These cover:
- introduction and town driving
- all-weather driving
- out of town driving and rural roads
- night driving
- dual carriageways
- motorway driving
While you will have covered these topics during your driving lessons the Pass Plus course emphasises a positive approach to driving. The focus is on attitude and skills and gives a different perspective on these topics and will enhance your abilities.
Pass Plus results
As an indication of the effectiveness of the scheme, a recent survey carried out for the Driving Standards Agency showed that 93% of people who had taken Pass Plus felt more confident on the road, and 80% considered that their driving skills had improved as a result of taking the course.
Discounts on car insurance
With Pass Plus, you could reduce your car insurance premiums or get an extra no claims bonus with some insurance companies.
Do you have a Pass Plus certificate already? See if you could qualify to receive up to a 35% discount.
Ask your instructor
Once you have passed your test, talk to your instructor about taking a Pass Plus course. Parks Driving School instructors are registered to teach Pass Plus.
Parks Driving School also offers existing drivers lessons / courses to improve their existing driving skills and confidence for safe driving for life.
For more information on how to improve your driving or on Pass Plus, please contact us now.