Pass Plus Driving Courses
Congratulations you have passed your test! Now that you have passed your practical test why not further your driving skills and lower your insurance with our Pass Plus Driving Courses.
What is Pass Plus Driving Courses?
Pass Plus is a scheme designed by the Driving Standards Agency, with the help of the motor insurance and driving instruction industries.
The scheme helps new drivers gain valuable experience to help develop existing skills, learn new skills and techniques, improve anticipation and awareness, learn how to reduce the risk of accidents and maintain a courteous and considerate attitude on the road.
Pass Plus Driving Courses Overview
- introduction and town driving
- all-weather driving
- out of town driving and rural roads
- night driving
- dual carriageways
- motorway driving
While you will have covered these topics during your driving lessons the Pass Plus Driving Courses emphasises a positive approach to driving.
The focus is on attitude and skills and gives a different perspective on these topics and will enhance your abilities.
Do I need to take Advanced lessons?
As an indication of the effectiveness of the scheme, recent 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.
With Pass Plus Driving Courses, you could reduce your car insurance premiums or get an extra no claims bonus with some insurance companies.
If you would like to discuss a Pass Plus Driving Courses call us today on 07791 117 351.
How much could you save by completing the Pass Plus Driving Courses?
Discounts vary from insurer to insurer and according to research by a comparison website, only 15 providers offer a discount on their policies for completing the course with an average of 12 per cent discount.
However, if you shop around you can find much more significant savings. For example, the AA offers a discount of up to 35 per cent for completing the course; while Endsleigh, the only insurer approved by the National Union of Students, covers both provisional and new drivers with Pass Plus Driving Courses discounts as high as 20 per cent.
Similarly, 17 to 40 Car Insurance also offers discounts up to 20 per cent.
But what about the price of the course – is it worth it?
There are also several local authorities that sponsor the Pass Plus course and can offer discounts up to 50 per cent of the full tuition costs. So it might be worth contacting your borough, town, city or county council to see if it can help you with the cost.
Depending on the price of the course available to you, you might want to weigh up whether the savings available on your insurance will surpass the initial cost of the course.
However, with third party fire and theft premiums now averaging £1,059 a year, and savings of up to 35 per cent available for completing the course, it will usually be financially beneficial, not to mention the fact that you will gain invaluable experience and be more confident about driving.