Pass Plus

Pass Plus Statistics show that newly qualified drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first 2 years of driving than at any other time in their driving career. Drivers become safer by driving more miles and by experiencing a wider variety of driving situations.

Pass Plus is a voluntary scheme that offers newly qualified drivers professional instruction, helping them to,

  • Gain quality driving experience safely
  • Become a more skillful driver
  • Develop a positive driving style
  • Reduce their risk of being involved in an accident

When you successfully complete PASS PLUS you will usually qualify for a substantial discount on your motor insurance policy. Motor insurers who support the scheme offer discounts on

  • Comprehensive.
  • Third party fire and theft.
  • Third party only insurance policies.

Pass Plus, the syllabus.

Module 1: Introduction, (part 1).

Your instructor will introduce the course and outline the disciplines and benefits of the course.

Module 1: Town Driving, (part 2).

Town This is a practical session concentrating on observation, judgement and awareness eye contact, being cautious, but not unnecessarily hesitant, keeping space around the car, multi-lane junctions and unusual roundabouts, over - and underpasses, bus and cycle lanes.

Module 2: All Weather Driving.

All Weather This may be a theory session. The aim will be to discuss safe driving in extreme weather and road conditions. Topics will include: seeing and being seen, using appropriate lights, safe speed and distances, anticipation, causes and how to correct skids.

Module 3: Out of town driving & Rural roads.

Rural This will be a practical session featuring driving on all types of rural roads endeavouring to include:- bends, hills and uneven road surfaces, safe overtaking. Observation and making progress safely, with emphasis on: Farm entrances, animals and slow moving vehicles, mud on road, sharp bends, use of horn/lights.

Module 4: Night Driving.

Night Time This will take place after lighting - up time. It will cover: the correct use of lights, seeing and being seen familiarisation of reflective signs, markings, etc. judging speed and distance of self and others, adjusting to dusk and dawn (theory) being prepared for pedestrians and cyclists, and parking.

Module 5: Dual Carriageways.

Dual Carriageway Topics include:- effective observation and use of mirrors/blind spots joining, and leaving carriageways judgement and planning safe distances, overtaking and safe speeds in different circumstances, signs, signals and road markings.

Module 6: Motorways.

Motorway Where possible. this should be a practical session on a motorway and will cover, joining and leaving carriageways, forward planning and observation, overtaking, and breakdowns and safety procedures. N.B. These modules may not necessarily be taken in the above order, and some may overlap, depending on the previous experience of the candidate.