Pass Plus is a training scheme for new drivers. Its aim is to improve your driving skills and make you a safer driver. It can also lead to insurance discounts.
The scheme has been designed by the Driving and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA), with the help of motor insurance and driving instruction industries, to develop your skills and knowledge in areas where you may have limited experience.
Pass Plus consists of a minimum of six hours´ training and the emphasis is on developing your practical driving skills. There is no test at the end. Instead, you´ll be assessed throughout and you must achieve the objectives within each module to complete the training. Motorway driving is included as one of the Pass Plus modules.
Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Road Safety Partnership (CRSP) encourage drivers aged 17-24 years old who live in Cumbria and have passed their test within the last 12 months to register for Pass Plus by contributing part of the cost. Funding towards this varies depending on annual budgets. For the current position please click on the CRSP link.
Pass Plus courses with Drive to Arrive in & around Grange-over-sands
So.. you've passed your driving test and can now drive by yourself. This is an exciting time! Driving gives you freedom and independence, however, it can also be VERY expensive!
for new drivers are often more than the value of the car being insured.
SURELY THAT'S NOT FAIR?
Unfortuantely, statistics show that new drivers of any age are more likely to have a collission within the first two years of passing their test than at any other time in their driving career. While this is really just down to a lack of experience insurance premiums merely reflect the increased risk.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THIS?
Take a Pass Plus course in Grange-over-sands, a training scheme for new drivers. It is designed to develop your skills and knowledge to make you a safer driver.
INTERESTED? READ ON
EXTEND YOUR DRIVING EXPERIENCE SAFELY
Your initial driver training should provide you with a varied range of road and traffic conditions, however, this training often takes place on familiar roads around Grange-over-sands or other areas we cover, as there are time constraints and lesson objectives to consider. Pass Plus provides the opportunity to drive out of your this area, extending your driving experience safely.
BUILD ON YOUR EXISTING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
You already know how to drive so your Pass Plus sessions will be different to your previous driving lessons in Grange-over-sands. You will develop your confidence and ability to deal with unfamiliar road and traffic conditions under the guidance of your Drive to Arrive instructor.
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR INSURANCE PREMIUMS
Some insurance companies offer discounts to new drivers who have completed the Pass Plus course, so it is worth shopping around for the best deals. Although the discount is only offered on the first year‘s insurance, if you stay claim free, you will begin to build your no claims bonus, leading to lower premiums year on year.
PASS PLUS MAKES SENSE FINANCIALLY AND COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
Designed by the Driving Standards Agency, Pass Plus aims to develop a positive approach to driving through two key factors - your attitude and your skills.
The course is organised into 6 modules
PASS PLUS - YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE...
- Introduction and town driving
- All weather driving
- Out of town driving and rural roads
- Night driving
- Dual Carriageways
Drive to Arrive offer Pass Plus courses in and around Grange-over-sands,Arnside,Milnthorpe,Kendal,Cartmel,Flookburgh,Lindale,Haverthwaite,Backbarrow,Witherslack,Levens,Holme,Burton-in-kendal,Endmoor,Allithwaite,Kents Bank,Ravenstown,Cark,Holker,Heversham,Newby Bridge,High Newton,Natland,Sedgewick,Beetham
Useful links & videos
No matter how long ago you passed your test we have some videos and links to sites that could really help you improve your driving, increase confidence and make you more aware of your driving environment.
Useful sites for newly qualified drivers..
Don't text & drive!
Road Respect campign
DONT PANIC! What to do when you hear emergency service sirens
When being approached by an emergency vehicle with it's sirens blaring can cause panic. Knowing what to do can save lives and the 'Blue lights aware' site offers some great advice.
REDUCE YOUR RISK OF BEING IN A COLLISION