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Pass Plus is a training course designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry to build upon your existing skills and knowledge.  The course will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, and can help you to become a more confident and competent driver.

Why not combine Pass Plus with the BTEC Level 2 In Safe Driving?

There are six practical modules which include:

Town driving
Driving in town can be daunting: rush hour traffic, complicated junctions and traffic systems... learn the skills to deal with all these and more;

All-weather driving
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;

Driving out of town
Country roads can harbour all kinds of hazards, from sharp bends and potholes to farm vehicles and animals in the road;

Night driving
Dealing with dazzle, judging distance and speed, using your lights correctly - these are just some of the areas covered;

Driving on dual carriageways
To drive safely on fast, multi-lane roads you'll need all your skills of observation, concentration, anticipation and lane discipline;

Driving on Motorways
Motorways are like no other roads: learn how to drive on them safely and correctly under expert supervision.

Why Bother With Pass Plus?

Once you have passed your test you are safe to drive on the roads unaccompanied.  Remember that you are at best 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.

Anyone who holds a full UK licence is eligible to take part in the scheme and you do not need to have learnt with DriveSmith.  There is no test at the end, but you will be continually assessed to ensure you achieved the  necessary competences.  If, however, you are aged 17-24, you may get a discount on your car insurance. This varies between different insurers.

As an indication of the effectiveness of the scheme,  a 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.

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