PASS PLUS - Driving Lessons - Harrogate
What is PASS PLUS?
PASS PLUS is a voluntary scheme designed by Driving Standards Agency. The aim
is to develop the knowledge and skills of newly-qualified drivers
and broaden their driving experience.
The course consists of at least 6
hours of driving covering subjects such as dual carriageways,
motorway driving, driving at night
and in all weathers. There is no test at the end of the
course. On successful completion of the course, the relevant paperwork is sent
to the DSA and a DSA certicate issued.
Enhanced PASS PLUS scheme
North Yorkshire County Council's (NYCC) scheme is targeted at the dangers new
drivers face on North Yorkshire's roads.The course costs £174 but all you pay is
£87 because NYCC subsidises half the cost.
To qualify for the subsidy you must be resident in North Yorkshire, have
passed your test in the last 9 months and attend a 2 hour new driver discussion
For those who do not qualify for the enhanced Pass Plus
scheme, the standard Pass Plus scheme is available at the normal rate - still
the best value PASS PLUS course around! If you pass your
test with IDRIVE and commit to PASS PLUS a discount is available.
Benefits of PASS PLUS
Once you have successfully completed the course you will receive a PASS PLUS certificate which may entitle you to
a car insurance discount with selected insurance companies.
you will have developed your driving experience on hazardous city, dual
carriageway motorway and rural roads making you a safer, more confident driver
Find out more?
To book a PASS PLUS course or to
find out more information, speak to your qualified iDRIVE PASS PLUS instructor
on 0843 289 1423 .
Refresher Courses - Driving Lessons - Harrogate
- When was the last time you looked at
the highway code (last revised September 2009)?
- How much has changed since you passed your test?
you feeling out of practice behind the wheel?
iDRIVE can help you build your confidence and get you
safely back on the road with a series of refresher lessons. We
really enjoy helping people get the most out of their driving
experience, and feel that we are particularly strong in this
area of driving expertise.
With roads becoming busier and busier everyday, it is important that you feel confident and comfortable whilst driving. If you haven't been behind the wheel for a while, or just want to
improve your driving skills, a tailored course of refresher lessons may be just what you need.
Refresher driving lessons will benefit you greatly if:
- You passed your test quite a while ago but have not driven much or at all since.
- You have had a break from driving due to circumstances or health.
- You have let your driving skills get slightly out of practice.
- You are an international driver who needs to become accustomed to driving on the left
- You were involved in an accident either as the driver or passenger.
- You have maybe lost your confidence.
We have had a lot of success helping
people to gain confidence in themselves and their driving ability.
However, most drivers would benefit from a Refresher Driving Course. Driving safely and competently actually saves you money by reducing wear and tear on your
car. Over time we all develop our own driving style
and bad habits and many drivers would actually admit they would fail the Driving
Test if they re-took it today. All iDrives Refresher Courses are designed on an individual basis after assessment by a
professional instructor. Book a two hour assessment, where we can start to work on getting you
confident and generally improving your driving skills, any further sessions can
be arranged on an individual as needs basis.
Need more information?
iDRIVE for more details about our refresher driving courses in Harrogate.
Motorway Training- Driving Lessons - Harrogate
Once you have passed your driving test you are legally able to drive
on motorways, having had no previous experience. Motorways can seem daunting even to experienced drivers
and to people who simply don't need to use them very often – but the principles of
driving on them are quite simple.
Motorways and dual carriageways have the highest speed limit of all
UK roads. The speed limit on a motorway is 70mph, and too many people drive along
at even faster speeds at times. Unfortunately, there are a large number of drivers on the road today
who don't cope well with driving on motorways.
People pass their test, go on the motorway for the first time where the
speed and volume of traffic can be frightening. Quite a number of drivers feel very
uneasy about driving on motorways, and avoid them. iDrive believe that this fear
is often simply caused by lack of driver training.
Hence we recommend drivers to have at
least two hours of motorway training, covering:
- Preparing for and understanding motorway driving
- How to Join a motorway
- Lane discipline on a motorway
- Overtaking on a motorway
- Leaving the motorway
- Understanding motorway
traffic signs an road markings
- How to deal with emergency situations
Need more information?
iDRIVE for more details on our Motorway Training in Harrogate.
Fleet / Advanced Driver Training - Driving Lessons - Harrogate
iDrive is aware of the dangers drivers face today on our busy
roads today, whether driving for pleasure or for business.
Our Fleet / Advanced
driver training aims encourage a safe driving culture within a company and
All of our courses have been designed to improve driver
safety and also incorporate the latest driving techniques in order
to reduce vehicle-running costs.
These courses are aimed at reducing the personal and
financial costs to a company or organisation of road traffic
incidents involving staff and the public.
Approximately 65% of road traffic accidents involve a vehicle driven on company business.
Companies can be seriously impacted by the costs of accidents involving staff
whilst driving in their own time or on
business. Together with the personal suffering of employees and
families, organisations can suffer significant financial loss
when an employee is involved in a road traffic incident.
Advanced Driver Training incudes:
Road risk assessment
Improved hazard awareness
ECO safe driving
Successful completion of the course should lead to reduced
vehicle running costs and fuel consumption. This may also
entitle you to a car insurance discount with selected
Do you drive over 10,000 miles per annum? Within 12 months
you could re-coup the cost of this training.
For information regarding Fleet / Advanced Driver Training schemes -
SAFED vans - Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving (ECO Driver Training):
Designed as a single course aimed at improving the safe and fuel efficient driving techniques for van drivers.
UK Road Safety Ltd ECO Driver Training programmes benefit both drivers and organisations as follows:
Reduced crashes by the fleet with the associated reducuction of costs
Reduced fuel costs through more efficient driving styles
Motivated drivers who have received high quality training
Introduction to improved fuel management practices to help improve fleet management
Reduced maintenance requirements through improved vehicle use
No impact on journey times
Reduced Fuel consumption -
typically around 10%
For further information regarding the SAFED scheme -
Find out more?
To book any of these courses
or to find out more information, speak to your qualified iDRIVE instructor
on 0843 289 1423 .