We already help a number of companies based in Dagenham that require advanced and defensive driver training for their car and van drivers.
We cover this location + 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 (sometimes referred to as defensive driving courses) are designed to improve the skill and safety of a driver.
We conduct training on a usually a 2:1 basis. This is where one driver is taken out for 3.5hrs in the morning with one tutor, and another for the same period in the afternoon, per tutor. We can supply many tutors at a given site, or number of sites for a training schedule.
Are courses are split to cover three main road types for maximum training benefit:
Motorways – From Dagenham we can gain quick access onto the A13 and then M25, where we either go clock wise or anti-clockwise depending on the traffic. We take the time to really understand the driver and how they behave on these fast moving, busy roads and adjust the training to their needs.
Rural training – Dagenham is not ideal for rural road training. However, we can quickly escape to the countryside by heading east on the A127 into Essex. We use a number of rural roads heading towards Billericay on various B roads, up towards Chelmsford or continuing east towards Burnham-on-Crouch. Rural training takes place on a range of rural roads, all of which provide the best learning environment for a driver.
Urban driving – Dagenham is a highly urbanised area, and so we always ensure training on urban roads takes place during a course. We sometimes head towards Central London although avoid going into the centre for obvious reasons of time and congestion.
Urban driving really helps develop a drivers appreciation for speed awareness, and appreciating and looking out for other road users. This includes cyclists and also how to effectively deal with congestion and teaching the “Tyres and Tarmac” rule for advanced traffic management.
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
After the course there is a full debrief where feedback from the tutor is given, and feedback from the driver is encouraged. After the course a report is created for each driver and emailed to the person who has organised the course. This is usually kept on their HR file for future reference and acts as documentary evidence of Duty of Care taken by the company.