Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Chelmsford
We offer advanced driving courses in Chelmsford for companies and private individuals that want to become safer drivers. Our courses for designed for both car and van drivers.
We make high-quality, bespoke driver training convenient and easily accessible for customers.
With a focus on exceptional quality, we provide a personal, one-to-one service supported by a talented team of professionals who love what they do. For driver training, we take the time to handpick the best tutors to ensure our customers receive the best training possible. Our flexibility means we can tailor a driving course to a customer’s specific needs.
We cover this area + All of the UK – We come to you for the training:
We provide bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals using our national network of DVSA-registered advanced driving instructors.
A typical advanced driving course day:
Introductions – Most sessions start from a client’s office in or around Chelmsford, although they can be wherever you wish, as we have over 200 tutors around the UK. Once the tutors have introduced themselves, a quick eyesight test and vehicle check, and then the initial drive can start.
Initial Drive – We spend around 20 minutes at the start, so the driver can relax and just drive how they normally do. This gives the tutor a feel for the driver and key strengths and weaknesses. A debriefing takes place where constructive feedback provides insight into the ability of the driver. What is discussed here forms a key part of the training during the main part of the training.
Main Part – This is where the training takes place. We look at training drivers on a range of roads that cover:
Debrief – At the end of the course, we provide constructive feedback on the day and take time to listen to feedback from the driver. After the course, a driving report is sent so you can see what has been taught and how the driver has progressed.
Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.
During a session, we typically look at:
* Forward planning and observation
* Speed Awareness
* Developing a positive attitude towards safer driving
* How to become a safer driver on all roads
* Car or van control (gears, steering, foot controls, signals)
* Rules of the road
* Dealing with road rage
* Reversing and manoeuvres
* Dealing with adverse weather
* Town and urban defensive driving
* Driving in heavy traffic and allowing adequate space
* Skid control theory and learning what causes skids
* Eco-safe driving (effective use of speed, gears, planning)
* Anticipation – Learning to see and not just look
* Understanding other road users and their intentions
For all our bespoke driving courses in Chelmsford, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Chelmsford is served by the M11 and the M25; these are reached by the A414 and the A12 along London Road. Motorway training is vital if you intend to use them regularly, and many new drivers, business drivers or drivers who have lost confidence are the main reasons for seeking extra help. Accidents on motorways can be very serious due to the speed of travel, but they mostly tend to happen at junctions, where drivers think they have missed an exit and make moves across lanes without care and attention, or entering junctions too slowly, causing traffic to slow unexpectedly and this can cause issues and possible pile-up situations. Advanced driver training can help with many aspects of motorway driving. Showing drivers some techniques to help with forward planning and observations can make motorway driving much more stress-free and safer.
Rural Roads – Chelmsford is surrounded by open landscapes within a few miles of the town centre, and unfortunately, accidents in rural areas often involve younger drivers and can all too often be fatal. The B1008 towards Little Waltham and Ford End have seen many accidents that may have been avoided with some rural advanced driving techniques; it’s a similar case to the triangle of roads between Perry Green, Great Leighs and Rivenhall. Rural roads will have much less signage and very little streetlighting, and due to the lack of speed cameras, there is always the temptation to speed. Rural roads have a specific set of challenges, especially at certain times of the year due to flooding, ice or fallen trees. Knowing how to navigate rural roads will give you the confidence to re-route if needed and follow other directions when necessary.
Urban Training – Situated northeast of London, Chelmsford is a very busy city with many urban environments. The town centre is mostly pedestrianised with a one-way system including Tindal Street and Bellmead, and the Victoria ring road roundabout has seen accidents that may have been relatively minor due to less speed but still are very upsetting and costly. Springfield Road and the roundabout have also seen very similar accidents. Urban driving requires extra observations and using all-around mirror work, and good indications can allow other drivers to become aware of your intentions. As slow-moving urban traffic can be frustrating, especially in rush hours, understanding the actions of other drivers is a skill that can lessen your chances of being caught up in needless accidents.
For more information on our courses and for a quote, please contact us.