castlecove school of motoring
TIME: 6 HOURS
LOCATION: LOCAL TO YOU
Course includes certificate that will help you receive a discount on your car insurance..
Pass Plus is a road safety initiative, aimed at improving the skills of new drivers, and has been designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers, and the driving instruction industry.
You can take a Pass Plus course at any time, but itís mainly aimed at new drivers in the first year, after passing their test.
Your driving instructor will take you through all six practical modules, teaching you how to anticipate, plan for, and deal with all kinds of hazards. The aim is to enhance your test-level driving capability, and give you all the confidence you need to deal with any driving situation.
The course covers the following 6 modules;
Driving in town can be daunting: rush hour traffic, complicated junctions and traffic systems... learn the skills to deal with all these and more.
Rain, fog, bright sunshine, snow and ice: find out how to drive safely in all the different weather conditions you'll face on the road. More...
Country roads can harbour all kinds of hazards, from sharp bends and potholes to farm vehicles and animals in the road.
Dealing with dazzle, judging distance and speed, using your lights correctly - these are just some of the areas covered. More...
To drive safely on fast, multi-lane roads you'll need all your skills of observation, concentration, anticipation and lane discipline.
Motorways are like no other roads: learn how to drive on them correctly and safely under expert supervision.
For more information see Motorway Driving
Our instructors have found that people prefer to learn to drive in the lighter, warmer summer months, and who can blame them?
Itís fine to take all your lessons and pass in the sunshine, except that when the summer is over, you may feel a little nervous about driving in the very dark, wet, cold and icy conditions of the great British winter.
Night driving: Driving in different light conditions, such as dusk, dawn, bright sunshine or darkness without street lamps, can be as different as driving in different weather conditions.
Knowing how to judge distances in the dark, when to use your dipped or full beam, reading and judging other vehicles and potential hazards based on their lights, and even knowing how to use your brake lights at a pedestrian crossing to show other road users that youíve stopped, are all straightforward skills, which you can master with expert tuition from our driving instructors.
All weather driving:
While we may not be able to encounter every type of weather condition while
youíre on our course, we will give you the best tuition and guidance on how to
drive in every kind of adverse weather condition, from heavy rain, to deep snow,
and light mist to fog, sleet, and ice; knowing when to use your fog lights and
how to drive in low gear in sub zero weather conditions are just some of the
areas we will cover.
Itís that old problem: as a learner driver you were not allowed to drive on the motorway, but now youíve passed and can drive on the motorway, you may be a little nervous, because you donít have the experience or confidence to do so.
Well itís easy when you know how. Motorway rules and etiquette are quite different from those youíd have experienced as a learner driver. Our patient, friendly and experienced instructors will teach you to:
ß approach the motorway: observation, speed, indication and joining;
ß drive on the motorway: lane etiquette, observation, seeing and avoiding incidents, changing lanes, speed and indication;
ß leaving the motorway: preparation, observation, indication, signalling, speed and safety;
ß emergency safety: what to do and how to be safe in the event of a breakdown or accident.
Please call the office on Freephone 0800 999 99 99 to organise your Pass Plus or book here.