and for life - not just for your driving test".
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I HAVE NOW RETIRED AND AM NOT TAKING ANY PUPILS
The DSA run a special training scheme for those who have just passed their driving test - complete Pass Plus and you could use the Pass Plus completion number you are given to negotiate a reduction in your Insurance costs...Statistically, you are particularly vulnerable to accidents for the first twelve months after you have passed your driving test and even more so if you are young, male and under 25 years of age.
What is involved?With Pass Plus you undertake extra driver-training beyond that already done for the driving test. You will cover areas either not already covered e.g. Motorway Driving, or skills not already covered in depth. This is to try and make you safer in your vulnerable period.
There is no examination.
Once you have completed the course, you can negotiate for a reduction in your insurance premiums - which will be particularly heavy if you are a young, male, novice driver.
Extra training covers:1. Introduction and Town Driving 2. All Weather Driving 3. Driving on Rural Roads 4. Night Driving 5. Dual Carriageways 6. Motorways
NOTE: The DVSA have just introduced permission for learners to go on the motorway with their instructor prior to taking the driving test.How this affects Pass Plus remains to be seen.
Each module runs for at least one hour making a minimum of six hours extra training. You are given your own booklet describing the modules and for you to keep a record.
Your driving instructor has to fill in a form confirming that you have satisfactorily covered all the areas specified. You both have to sign the form. Then you send the form off to the DSA and once they have processed the form they allocate you a number.
You can now ring up insurers (if you have not already done so) to negotiate a reduction in your insurance premium quoting the Pass Plus number. The reduction in your insurance varies from insurer to insurer.
The savings you make on your insurance cost can be considerable and easily cover the cost of Pass Plus.
CostPass Plus with me (6 hours) costs £ 156 Personally, I think it is a very good idea to make possibly your first in depth visit to town and certainly your first visit to motorway, with your driving instructor sat next to you.
Methodrive - Driving Lessons in Nottingham (0115) 9109790