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Pass Plus

What is Pass Plus?

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Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers. It was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience. Pass Plus builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, to help you become a more confident driver.

Motor insurers that support the Pass Plus scheme will give you a substantial discount on your motor insurance policy. Insurers will give you at least a one-year's no claims bonus for all cover policies as soon as you insure your own car. The saving could more than cover the cost of the extra lessons.

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The first module has two parts. It begins with an introduction to Pass Plus, explaining the course aims and the skills and knowledge to be covered. The second part is a practical session covering the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport. You'll focus on:

•  O​bservation, judgement and awareness
•  E​ye contact
•  Consideration for vulnerable road users
•  Showing caution
•  Keeping space around your car

Module 1

Module 1

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This module will be covered as much as possible in a practical session. You’ll focus on correct speed, safe stopping distances, plus seeing and being seen in:

•  Rain                                                 

•  What causes skids
•  Sleet, snow and ice                        

•  How to prevent skids
•  Mist and fog                                   •  Correcting slow-speed skids
•  Bright sunshine                             •  Aquaplaning

Module 2

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This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:

•  Observing the road ahead             

•  Making progress safely                     

•  Bends, hills, uneven roads and dead ground

•  Keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead 

•  Pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road

•  Farm entrances

•  Slow moving vehicles

Module 3

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This covers the important parts of driving at night, dawn and dusk. You'll learn about:

•  The importance of using headlights correctly     

•  Adjusting to the dark                   

•  Judging speed and distance

•  The correct use of lights and keeping them clean

•  Dealing with dazzle

•  Hard-to-see road users

•  Parking issues

Module 4

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Dual carriageways are high speed roads where the two carriageways are separated by a central reservation. You’ll need to have particular skills, including:

•  Effective observation, using your mirrors and checking blind spots

•  Judgement and planning ahead
•  Separation distances
•  Joining and leaving a dual carriageway
•  Overtaking and lane discipline
•  The correct use of speed

Module 5

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This Module is conducted on the M25 Motorway and advanced driving routes

•  Journey planning
•  Joining and leaving a motorway, and using slip roads
•  Safe speeds in different circumstances
•  Effective observation
•  Signs, signals and markings
•  Overtaking and lane discipline
•  Courtesy to other road users
•  Motorway fatigue
•  Breakdown procedures
•  Use of lights, including hazard warning lights
•  Debris on the carriageway
•  Crosswinds

Module 6