Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Chesterfield
A number of companies and private individuals based in Chesterfield already use us for advanced and defensive driver training. Our advanced driving courses are based all over the UK, although we have around a number of tutors within a 20-mile radius of Chesterfield.
Our current business customers come from a range of industries, including oil & gas, construction, retail and manufacturing. For private individuals, we offer a wide range of courses, which you can learn more about below.
We cover Chesterfield and 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.
Our advanced driving courses are designed to help reduce the occupational road risk of drivers.
The key benefits to businesses are:
* Reduced fleet insurance and claims
* A safer workforce
* Improved company reputation
* Reduce fuel costs
* Improved driver morale
Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.
We look at improving a driver through one of our courses, which can be either a half-day or full-day.
We find many clients opt for a full day and then train two drivers with one tutor, so each driver receives around 3.5 hours of training. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.
For all our bespoke driving courses in Chesterfield, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – The closest motorway to Chesterfield is the M1 to the east, which is found via the A619 and the A617. During motorway training, we can show drivers a much safer way to use fast routes, from learning how to enter and exit motorway junctions at the correct speed to changing lanes and overtaking and holding back from large lorries that may block your forward vision. Motorway driving is one of the safest ways to travel but the sheer speed of travel and the higher number of vehicles across the lanes. New regulations mean that only one mile over the speed limit can find you facing points, so it is vital that you know how to maintain your speed in such a way that you do not find yourself pushing the speed limit, especially when changing lanes and overtaking.
Rural Roads – Chesterfield is completely surrounded by open countryside, and although very picturesque can be quite hazardous if you are unfamiliar with using minor rural roads. The A623 toward Arkwright is littered with accident sites and is very similar on the roads toward Slatepit Dale and Slack, with several fatal accidents noted. To drive confidently in rural environments is paramount if you live in smaller villages or use them often during your usual travel. There is always less signage on rural roads and hardly any street lighting, making minor roads more dangerous than urban or motorway driving. Due to the lack of speed cameras on rural roads, there is a temptation to speed. This can be very dangerous, especially on very winding roads.
Urban Training – The centre of Chesterfield is mostly pedestrianised with a few one-way systems, such as High Street and Knifesmithgate. Travelling in urban areas confidently requires a calm and observant driving style. Large urban roundabouts and junctions, such as the ones along the A61 and the A619, are often very busy, especially during rush hours, and the constant stop-starting can lead to impatience, and this can lead to accidents. Although accidents in urban areas tend to be minor due to the lower speeds, they can result in road closures and also be very upsetting for those involved. Understanding how to use your mirrors efficiently and give good indications so other drivers are aware of your intentions is vital in urban environments, as is learning how to anticipate the actions of other road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.
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
Get in touch:
We have a number of courses and price options. Please email us for more info, and a member of our team will be in touch. You can also book and pay online at www.driversdomainuk.com/book/ should you wish.