Bespoke Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Chichester
We have a number of highly qualified advanced driving tutors located in and around Chichester who can provide an advanced & defensive driving course for both private clients and business clients.
We cover this location + All of the UK – We come to you for the training.
We have a range of courses designed to help drivers of all ages, experiences and budgets
1 x 3.5hr course – Designed for companies training drivers back to back, or if a private client wants a short session, with a view to a longer course, or just to have a taster to our courses.
2 x 3.5-hour sessions -If you don’t want a 7hr session but more than a 3.5hr session, this course is great – lots of learning can take place on these courses, which are suited to drivers who need time to reflect after a course. Also ideal if a driver gets tired quickly or who simply doesn’t want a 7hr session.
1 x 7hr session – This is an intensive session and great for those that want to get a course completed in one day. Ideal if you are pushed for time.
3,4 or 5 x 3.5hr sessions – These courses are for those, mostly private customers, that want a more in-depth, longer-term training plan.
Our advanced courses are designed to help a driver:
* Become safer and more observant
* Have a better appreciation of potential dangers
* Develop a better understanding of why accidents occur
* Have improved car control
* Gain an insight into the psychology of driving
* Develop advanced forward planning and anticipation
* Adopt a more proactive, positive approach to driving
Remember – We build all our driving courses from scratch and are built around your specific needs. This applies to both business and private customers all over the UK.
For all our bespoke driving courses in Chichester, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Chichester is situated beneath the South Downs in West Sussex, and the A27 is the main route in and out of the city, with the A259 leading east toward Bognor Regis at the coast. By taking the A27 west, you can join the M27 and the A3(M), and this is a well-travelled route that our tutors use when helping drivers gain more confidence for motorway travel. The speed of motorways is the main reason drivers fear them, along with the higher number of vehicles on the same route. Statistically, motorways are the safest way to travel and can be essential to travel quickly to your destination. Motorway courses include safe lane changing, better forward planning and observation techniques for scanning the road and how to enter and exit junctions at the correct speeds.
Rural Roads – As Chichester is en-route to the coast, it sees a lot of tourist traffic through the summer months. The A286 that splits between West Wittering and East Wittering is particularly hazardous and has seen some severe, even fatal, accidents, which are all too common in rural areas. The B2166 cross country to Bognor Regis is also littered with serious accident sites. Rural driving includes some narrow lanes, often single track, less lighting and signs and can be very winding, obstructing forward views. Knowing how to drive in rural areas is essential if you really want to see the beauty of the open countryside, but it’s crucial to know that other drivers may not be paying as much attention, plus there could be a temptation to speed in such environments, causing further issues.
Urban Training – Chichester is a busy and interesting city with a large tourism economy, and during the tourist season, it can be very busy, slowing down slightly in the winter. The urban environment around Chichester is the ring road linking to the A27 created to take through traffic towards Worthing and Brighton, but the busy roads into the town centre are hot spots for accidents. With busy urban roads, extra care should be taken as there are often several traffic light junctions or roundabouts along the same routes. In busy times such as rush hour or in the busy tourist period, there are more accidents, but few are severe due to lower speeds. Many urban accidents can be avoided with good mirror observations, better indication and staying calm in frustrating traffic. Impatience or cutting another driver up are the main causes of urban accidents, and although not as severe, they can still be costly and upsetting.
“As part of my job, I needed to do a lot more motorway driving. I hated motorways! My training gave me the confidence to tackle them, and I now no longer dread them”
Ms A. Jennings, London
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
How we score a driver:
We score a driver in over 20 areas of driving both before and after a course, from Excellent to Poor, so you can see the areas of improvement, and in what areas, along with handwritten notes from the tutor. Each driver taking the training will also be graded an overall road risk from low to high.
Please contact us via the web form on the upper right. We can then help you and listen to your specific needs. If you are ready to book, great! You can do this online at www.advanced-driving.co.uk/book where you can select a wide range of courses for both private and business clients.