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.

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