Once you've passed you have the opportunity to gain even more experience and learn new skills by taking a Pass Plus course.
And guess what? There's no test to take at the end, you simply have to demonstrate that you've advanced your driving to an acceptable standard.
Pass Plus is based on 6 driving modules.
I have designed the Weelz Pass Plus course to be highly practical.
You will not spend hours sat at the side of the road discussing theory, I want you to drive and to gain the advanced skills to keep you safe on the move.
I can teach you advanced driving to a level that relatively few UK driving instructors can, but unfortunately I can't control the weather. For this reason it is accepted by DVSA that the poor weather modules may be more theory than practical, but it's worth keeping in mind that poor weather is just a hazard and it can be dealt with like any other.
By taking Pass Plus not only could you become a safer driver and greatly reduce your chances of being involved in a collision, but you could also benefit from insurance discounts and save yourself some serious money.
It's worth contacting your insurance company to find out if they encourage the scheme. If not you may want to consider searching for an insurance company who do. I have known new drivers who saved hundreds of pounds through taking the Pass Plus course.
You can take Pass Plus at any time after you've passed your normal driving test, but it makes sense to complete the course as soon as you can. Your driving skills will still be fresh in your mind and the advanced training is a logical continuation of the hard work you've already done.
You can only complete Pass Plus with an Instructor who is registered and authorised to deliver the training.
Driving In Town
This module of Pass Plus is designed to give you the extra skills you need to drive safely in busy areas.
This is a highly practical driving module and you will find yourself on the move constantly, having to deal with all the dangers and hazards that busy areas bring.
It is true to say that most normal drivers do not anticipate what might happen next.
It is common for even experienced drivers to simply react to what happens in front of them.
Far too many drivers find themselves in the same dangerous situation time and time again, often being lucky to avoid a collision, because they don't see far enough or plan for the unexpected.
A hazard is anything that could case you to change speed or direction.
Do you think that hazards only appear one at a time? How can you deal with more than one hazard?
There's a simple way of dealing with multiple hazards, when it seems like everything is happening at once. Take the Weelz Pass Plus course and you'll be able to do just this.
Think . . .
What is the major difference between collisions in a town or the country?
What dangers could you find in a busy town centre that you never see on country roads?
So many drivers think that driving in rural areas is easy. Just point the car where you want to go, press the gas and you're off.
Not much happens, just some nice countryside to look at, so what could go wrong?
By far the majority of collisions that result in death or serious life changing injury happen on rural roads.
You need to know what to look for. You need to know how to look and where to look.
"It's completely normal for drivers to make exactly the same mistakes, time and time again"
Normal drivers rarely even consider the position of their vehicle and how simply changing position slightly could avoid a major collision.
When you know what to look for, when you know where to look and how to anticipate what might happen, you can prepare for anything.
So many drivers have those all too frequent "oops, nearly" moments because they simply don't interpret what is happening around them.
It's completely normal for drivers to make exactly the same mistakes, time and time again, because they often don't have a clue that they've done anything wrong at all.
They are usually lucky and simply have an unpleasant experience. One day they may not be so lucky. Roll a dice too many times and you'll get the result you really weren't expecting . . .
You don't need to be one of them. You can learn how to avoid these problems and enjoy your driving.
Think . . .
What kind of dangers could you find out in the countryside that could result in such serious collisions?
Why do collisions that happen on rural roads often lead to far more devastating consequences than those that happen in busy town centres?
How can you avoid them? What do you need to look for?
I can show you the highly advanced techniques of rural driving to keep you safe and avoid expensive and stressful collisions. I can show you where to look, what to look for and how to deal with every hazard you could possibly come across.
Do you know how to look around corners and anticipate the dangers that a normal driver would probably never see?
I can show you how to do exactly that. I can show you how to use observation links to anticipate the typical collision scenarios that happen on rural roads.
During my career I have been to the scene of hundreds of collisions on country roads. I have investigated many of them. I have seen the devastation and loss that such incidents cause. It is extremely sad but true that the vast majority of them could have been avoided.
Get the practical skills you need to stay safe and use them for the rest of your life.
All Weather Driving
Rain, wind, fog, snow and ice.
Bad weather brings its own unique set of dangers and a high chance of being involved in a collision for the unwary.
Don't be one of the unwary.
Get the skills that keep you safe and could save you a lot of time and money.
DVSA accept that this module will be theoretical in most circumstances. I can't make it foggy and I can't make it snow on the day we do this module.
But that doesn't mean you'll be unprepared.
I can teach you how to deal with bad weather, where to look and how to spot danger.
I can show you the types of collisions that occur and how to avoid them.
Psychologists call this 'pre-sensitising'.
Once you have an understanding of what might happen you can apply your knowledge in the real world when you find yourself having to drive in bad weather.
Think . . .
What are the common collisions that happen on snow and ice?
So many drivers get 'bumped' from behind at junctions when the following vehicle doesn't stop in time. There's an extremely simple way that you can almost eliminate the chances of this happening to you.
Can you think of what it may be?
Find the answers and much more on my Pass Plus or Advanced Driving course.
Driving At NIght
Driving in the dark brings a whole new set of hazards and dangers to watch out for.
Not only do you have to consider your own actions, how you position your car, your speed and acceleration and your use of headlights, you have to watch out for the mistakes and dangers presented by other drivers.
There's far more to think about when driving at night than most drivers realise.
On the Weelz Pass Plus course I can show you exactly what hazards to look for, where they are likely to happen and how other drivers tend to react at night.
Driving in the dark takes a lot of concentration. So many times drivers let their minds wander and the result can be unpleasant.
There are very specific dangers that hide in the dark, and they cause problems for drivers time and time again.
You need to know what to expect and how to deal with it.
You need to have the right skills to interpret the road and the dangers you come across.
Driving at night or in poor visibility is easy. There's nothing at all to worry about when you know exactly how to deal with whatever your drive brings.
Think . . .
What 3 kinds of road users are involved in a huge number of night time collisions?
How are they involved? In what circumstances will you find them?
How can you avoid the danger and keep yourself safe and your car undamaged?
You'll find the answers to these questions and many others on the Weelz Pass Plus course.
During your lessons before your driving test you should have been introduced to driving on dual carriageways. You may have driven on a dual carriageway during your driving test.
These very basic skills should prepare you to drive at higher speeds, using both lanes, and you should already know how to change lanes safely.
You're now ready to learn even more.
You're ready to learn how to anticipate what might happen next and how to deal with it. You're ready to learn how to drive in fast moving traffic free of worrying about whether or not you're doing the right thing, because when you know what you're doing you will be.
So many drivers make the mistake of thinking that they don't have to think once they are on a motorway or dual carriageway. There's nothing to think about, just listen to the radio and point the car where you want to go.
Dual carriageways are usually long and all the vehicles go in the same direction, so what could possibly go wrong?
An awful lot if you don't know what to look for.
For some it's quite the opposite. It's true to say that many very experienced drivers feel uneasy, even quite anxious, about driving on dual carriageways.
So much so that many take any steps possible to avoid them. They even plan their routes carefully and drive additional miles simply to avoid having to drive on a dual carriageway.
For the unwary, dual carriageways can be a real danger. High speeds, other drivers not being aware of what is happening, and bad weather all add to the stress.
Driving on dual carriageways is easy when you know how and when you know what to look for
Think . . .
Why are there more collisions on dual carriageways than on motorways? Why are more people killed or seriously injured on dual carriageways than on motorways?
What very special dangers are hiding on dual carriageways that never happen on motorways?
How can you anticipate them? How can you avoid them?
Normal drivers almost never recognise these dangers. Because they don't have a clue that these dangers are there they don't react to them until it's often far too late.
Don't be a normal driver. Take Weelz Pass Plus and learn the skills to stay safe.
Along with dual carriageways, motorways are the most misunderstood roads that you can find yourself on.
Just one long stretch of concrete usually with three lanes. Everyone going in the same direction, nothing really to think about. Nothing dangerous can happen here, can it?
Yes, it can. And very often does. With disastrous consequences.
There are less collisions on motorways than on any other type of road, but make no mistake, that's not due to driving skills, it's due to road design.
Road designers have done a great job with our motorways, allowing high speed travel in relative safety. Barriers keep oncoming traffic separate,
Unfortunately, good road design is often let down by the most dangerous thing found on any road.
Millions of pounds are spent on road design to reduce collisions but throw people into the mix and something somewhere will go wrong.
Think . . .
Listen to the news and take notice of the next motorway collision that you hear reported. Why are there often many vehicles involved in motorway collisions?
Why is it very common indeed for 20 or 30 or more vehicles to be involved in a single motorway incident?
With so many vehicles involved, what is it that each of those drivers did wrong? How can so many cars crash into each other?
They didn't all collide instantaneously, that's impossible. Even with huge numbers of cars involved, the collisions usually happen one after another, after another, after another . . . Almost all the drivers made the same mistake, can you think what they could have done differently?
Pass Plus with Weelz will give you the skills to think, to drive, to anticipate and to react.
Once you know the secrets that other drivers don't understand the mysteries are lifted and you can drive confidently, knowing how to avoid the most common collisions that happen.
You can find out more by contacting the DVSA Pass Plus team if you have any questions or concerns
DVSA Pass Plus team
Telephone: 0115 936 6504