Many qualified drivers admit that they would not pass the driving test, if they had to take it again.
What about you, do you try to avoid driving at busy times, or driving on the motorway? Many drivers do. What about parking or driving at night etc? Perhaps due to personal circumstances you may not have driven for some time and have just lost your confidence.
After passing the driving test, and over time, many drivers forget the essential skills they were taught and lapse into a less safe, over relaxed form of driving. What's your driving really like now? Are you confident that you would pass the driving test if you had to take it again?
After all the DVSA driving test is only the most basic level of competence required to drive a motor vehicle on todays busy roads!
Ask yourself honestly, how many times do I check my blind spots or correctly use my mirrors and indicators?
Do I position and signal correctly every time? How about keeping a safe following distance, is that something you always do? Driving is one of the most hazardous things we do on a daily basis, and yet so many drivers give very little thought to it once they have passed their test.
A refresher driving lesson is based on the current DVSA syllabus for learner drivers.
It will help you to understand how you currently drive, and give you an idea of any particular areas of your driving that might need improvement. Maybe you just need a little help with confidence, parking or perhaps with some motorway driving etc.
Drivers often say “well I haven’t had an accident so I must be safe”. Is that the case or have have such drivers just been fortunate?
They may not have had an accident but what about near misses or apologies they’ve had to make because of their driving errors.
Advanced Driver Training
I also provide intensive, bespoke driver training for drivers that wish to increase their driving skills above the basic level needed in order to pass the DVSA driving test. This training will be needed by drivers planning to take the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test.
Some employers may also require a candidate to have a RoSPA qualification to drive their company vehicles.
The RoSPA test is considered the most advanced and challenging advanced driving test open to the public.
The test lasts around 60-80 minutes. Examiners are serving or retired Police officers. At the end of the test a qualifying RoSPA Advanced Driver will be graded as recieving either, Bronze, Silver or Gold standard.
To remain a member of RoSPA, the advance driving test will have to be re-taken every 3 years.
A description of the three different grades follow.
Gold is only awarded to the driver who shows a consistently high standard of driving throughout the test. The driver will demonstrate a confidence in their ability together with a thorough understanding of the principles contained in Roadcraft and how to apply those principles to situations that occur during the test.
Silver is awarded to candidates who display a skill level well above the average. They will show a thorough understanding of the principles contained in Roadcraft and how to apply those principles to situations that occur during the test. The driver will make safe systematic progress however not demonstrating the consistency, final polish and smoothness of the Gold grade candidate.
Bronze grade is awarded to those candidates who show that they have an understanding of, and the ability to apply, the principles of advanced driving demonstrating a good level of observations and anticipation, but not doing so consistently throughout the test. They will however drive in a safe and legal manner, to a standard which is significantly above that required to pass the appropriate DVSA test.
Why not give me a call and bring your driving skills up to date! Further lessons can be arranged if you need more assistance.
For recently qualified drivers a Pass Plus Course may well help increase your driving skills.
Remember safe driving is a skill for life. Make sure your skills are the best they can be.