The Advanced Driving Test

There are advantages to continuing to study driving by means of a course like the advanced driving test, because it will help to give you the chance to develop your skills even further than you had to to pass the driving practical test.

The first thing to consider is the pass plus scheme, and there are a couple of articles on this site that outline in more detail what the pass plus scheme is, why it is a good idea to take it, and what exactly is featured on the course.

There are also many organisations that offer an advanced driving test, and this will look at your ability in certain areas.

These include whether or not you are able to control the position and speed of your vehicle in a safe manner, and whether you are able to react to road and traffic conditions to progress reasonably. Other elements looked at include your co-ordination and handing skills and ensuring the right speed is travelled at and that you select the correct gear too. Safe stopping is also assessed and it will also like at your concentration, observation, anticipation and planning.

There are several organisations that the DSA endorses to undertake an advanced test that will at least reach or exceed the standards it agreed when talking to the providers. Here are some of the organisations that you might like to contact if you are interested in the advanced driving test:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/Passplusdrivingcoursefornewdrivers/DG_182847

Just scroll down the page and there is a list of telephone numbers and addresses for various companies outlined there.

Related Articles...

driving theory test
Driving Theory Test
Until relatively recently in driving history, there was no theory test. From the time the first person passed a driving test in the UK in 1935 through to 1996, there was no separate theory test. ...

What to do if you breakdown at a level crossing
Driving is potentially dangerous, but it is important not to worry about things that could happen when driving but at the same time you should know what to do in the unlikely event that something...

Your driving licence: getting it back
As the New Drivers Act article outlines, if you get six penalty points or more in the first two years of having a licence, then it is revoked and you have to retake both tests: the theory and the...

Your car and the lights on it
We are all used to seeing cars in the dark, and also seeing their indicators in the day to communicate to other car drivers. But what must you ensure with regard to the lighting of your...

Your ignition warning light
When you turn on the electrical circuits in your car, then the ignition warning light will come on: make sure that this does indeed happen. Once the engine itself is started, then the ignition...

How hazard perception scoring works
For each hazard there is a possible score of zero to five that is available. With a total of 15 hazards to find that makes a total possible score of 75 being available on the hazard test. The...

How does the hazard perception test work
The hazard perception test is the second part of the driving theory test, and it was introduced towards the end of 2002. There are two parts to the theory test, and the second part of the test...

Risks when driving: bright or low sun
When the sun is low and bright, it can be very hard indeed to drive. This is because we may have to squint and the bright light can make it hard to pick out objects and to see, sometimes right in...

Selecting low gears when driving
When you are driving, you will just learn to change gears without really thinking about what you are doing and when. But generally you will change up gears the faster you are going, and this is...

Professional driving instructors
When you learn to drive, you have the choice who teaches you. The majority of people decide to learn through a professional driving instructor and often through a major school of...


Back to home page of driving theory test questions