There are many excellent reasons to put your learning hat back on and seek out a local instructor for advanced driving lessons. After passing our tests many of us still feel as though there is something missing and actually plucking up the courage to get behind the wheel and pull out onto a major road can be a terrifying ordeal. It can also be quite frightening to venture out in pouring rain or blustering winds for new, young drivers.
It is a great idea to work yourself into driving gradually. Perhaps you could get a friend or family member that has a few years of driving under their belt to sit with you for the first couple of road excursions. Make sure that you don’t plan any long, gruelling cross country trips straight away. Also, stick to minor roads and just get used to being among other traffic and master being in full control of your vehicle.
Reasons for wanting to be an advanced driver
Here are some other great reasons to enrol on an advanced driving course:
Motor enthusiasts may want to master control over their vehicle in order to gain a more pleasurable driving experience Parents may want to improve their confidence behind the wheel to enhance the safety of their families A young or first time driver may want gain more driving experience and cut down car insurance rates Advanced driving organisations
Organisations such as The Institute of Advanced Motorists and The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents offer advanced driving training.
Many car insurance companies such as the RAC and the AA teach their own advanced driving lessons. However, Pass Plus is the one advanced training initiative devised by the DVLA with the help of the motor insurance industry and UK driving instructors.
Advantages of being an advanced young driver
Advanced driving lessons are very beneficial to all drivers, but may be especially useful for young drivers.
Experience – find out how to deal with many tricky situations that you may encounter while on the road. These may include learning how to drive in extreme weather conditions and preparation for how to deal with road accidents. Clackmann Weather
Confidence – learn how to become a more self-assured driver. Advanced driving can also help your friends and family feel more confident about you being out on the road alone. Your passengers will also feel more relaxed with you at the wheel.
Skills – this is your chance to add years to your driving experience in a matter of weeks while being taught by the experts. Developing advanced car control skills and becoming more intimate with the ins and out of your car can be very rewarding. New, young drivers will find this particularly helpful.
Safety – new drivers are often unaware of just how many dangers there are out on the road and drivers are more likely to have an accident during the first two years that they begin to drive due to lack of experience. This is why young driver car insurance can be so costly. By being more conscious of the road accident hazards new drivers may be able to bring these deplorable accident rates down and make the British roads safer.
Money saving – although you will have to pay the initial costs of your advanced driving course you could end up saving more on your young driver car insurance than you spend on tuition. By being more aware of road accident hazards you may also save the extra costs that having a road accident can bring such as vehicle repair, car hire, and a raise in your car insurance rates.