Readers ask: how long is the advanced course?

It includes a focus on control, observation, timing, positioning, and the ability to handle unpredictable roads to name a few. The course lasts three to six months completed and once done you will become a full IAM member, another benefit is that you can get a discount on your car insurance.

How long does an advanced driving test take?

What does the advanced driving test look like? It is usually a practical test of 1-1½ hours with someone who has a police driver’s license. He or she is often a current or retired Class 1 Police Driver. It covers the main areas of Roadcraft and includes city, country and highway driving.

Is the driving course worth it?

If you’ve proven you’re an advanced driver, auto insurance companies can reward you with a discount. From an insurers perspective, once you complete a driver training course, you are less likely to be involved in a collision and therefore pose a lower risk to them.

What does the advanced driving test include?

An advanced driving test covers a range of city and country roads and, if possible, motorways. You will learn advanced control, observation, timing, road positioning and how best to deal with unpredictable roads and other road user behavior. See the IAM or RoSPA websites for details on advanced testing.

How long does driver training take?

The attendance phase of driver training is at least 32 hours and cannot be completed in less than 16 days. The in-car phase consists of 7 hours of driving behind the wheel, 7 hours of observation in the car and a further 30 hours of driving practice, of which 10 hours must be completed at night.

Does Advanced Driving reduce insurance?

Passing an advanced driving test can lower your car insurance premiums, but is not guaranteed. However, it could potentially make you a safer driver who is less likely to be involved in an accident. Fewer accidents mean less damage – and could mean cheaper premiums in the long term.

Is Pass Plus an advanced driving course?

The Pass Plus program is a 6 hour advanced car training course. The course is designed to improve your driving skills in various road and weather conditions.

Is the advanced driving test difficult?

As expected, the test is somewhat harder than the normal driving test. If you fail, you’ve wasted today’s cost of the test, but it won’t affect your license (or pass).

What is the advanced driver’s license?

The advanced driving test is a special test for drivers who have a driving ability well above average, and candidates who pass are called advanced drivers. The examiners all have a police Advanced Driving Certificate.

What are some advanced driving skills?

We will teach you advanced vehicle control skills such as:

  • Correct steering and posture for optimal control and comfort.
  • Braking capabilities (threshold, ABS, cornering braking)
  • Reaction maneuvers at speed (slalom and emergency lane change)
  • Cornering technique and driving vision.

What do I need to know for my extended driving test?

Drivers completing the extended road test must complete the following:

  • make lots of left and right turns.
  • Dealing with through crossings.
  • stop at pedestrian crossings.
  • Entry and exit from high-speed roads.
  • lane change.
  • Dealing with controlled and uncontrolled crossings.

Do I have to retake my driving test at 70?

Do drivers over 70 have to retake their driving test? In short, no. However, drivers must reapply for their license at the age of 70 and every three years thereafter. A medical examination is only required if people over 70 want to drive a medium-sized truck or minibus.

Can I learn to drive in a month?

While actual learning time is similar to weekly classes, you can learn to drive in a month – or less! Keep in mind that while most people pass within 12 months, 18.5% of learners of all ages receive their full license within six months.

Are 20 hours of driving lessons enough?

The average learner driver needs 20 hours of practice to pass the driving test, in addition to 45 hours of driving instruction. It is recommended to book at least one two-hour lesson per week at the beginning of the driver training. As you progress, you may find that two or more classes per week suit you better.

When is the best time to learn to drive?

If you’re new to driving, new to driving, or your first driving lesson, it’s best to take a driving lesson when the roads are quietest. This can vary a bit depending on where you live, but for weekday classes, ideally aim for late morning or afternoon (around 2pm).