Pass Plus lessons can be taken by any full licence holder at any time. Pass Plus will give you a positive driving style, helping you gain a quality driving experience. The course will help you in areas where you may have had little or no driving experience and will reduce the risk of you being involved in an accident.
By choosing to take part in the Pass Plus course and intensive driving courses from Wests School of Motoring you have shown that you want to be a skilful and responsible driver.
Pass Plus is a training scheme linked to insurance discounts that will benefit you. It can save you money on your car insurance premiums. Useful books and videos include: The Highway Code, The Driving Manual, Know your Traffic Signs, drive video and more
Module 1: Introduction
Your instructor will introduce the course and outline the benefits of the course.
Module 2: Town Driving
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 3: All weather driving
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 4: Rural and out-of town driving
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 5: Night driving
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.
Module 6: Dual carriageway and motoring driving
effective observation and use of mirrors/blind spots, joining and leaving carriageways, judging and planning safe distances, overtaking and safe speeds in different circumstances, signs, signals and road markings
These modules may not necessarily be taken in the above order, and some may overlap, depending on the previous experience of the candidate