Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Doncaster
Doncaster is one of the most popular towns in South Yorkshire for us as a business. We have already helped many companies and private individuals in Yorkshire with advanced and other bespoke driver training courses.
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 Doncaster, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Doncaster is served by the M18 and the A1 motorway linking at the large urban roundabout at Whitecross. Using the M18 routes towards Rotherham and Sheffield and the A1 towards Knottingley, we can create a specific route for your tailored motorway training, often using stressful routes for your everyday journeys. Motorway training involves higher speeds and good lane discipline, which can be addressed with extra training. Entering and exiting motorway junctions at speed, plus the higher amount of traffic to navigate, can be worrying for those who are unfamiliar with using motorways often. Motorway training will show you how to make the most of motorway travel using car control systems used by confident drivers, to use all lanes effectively and indicate in good time allowing other drivers to know of your intentions.
Rural Roads – The north, east and south of Doncaster are quite rural, and driving on such roads can be hazardous if you are unfamiliar with the area. During the winter months, many narrow rural lanes can be impassable with flooding or tree falls, and in the summer, they can be frustrating if you find yourself behind farming vehicles that often leave mud or hay on the road surface. Understanding how to leave plenty of space for forward observations on winding roads and lanes, how to reverse safely to allow other road users to pass, and how to overtake safely and slowly if there are loose farm animals or for passing horses. Rural road accidents are amongst the most severe when they happen, as drivers are often tempted by the lack of speed cameras and are unsure of the roads, plus the fact that rural roads can be seen as a fun challenge to drive, especially with younger drivers. With fewer signs and hardly any street lighting, they can be deadly. The B1596 from Blaxdon and the A614 from Finningley have seen some of the most severe accidents in the area, which may have been avoided with a little extra care and attention.
Urban Training – Doncaster is a bustling town in South Yorkshire, and the urban roads from the outskirts into the centre are particularly accident-prone. The A18, A640 and the one-way system along the High street have seen many accidents, and some have been very severe. Although, on the whole, urban accidents are usually less severe due to lower speeds but can be very upsetting and costly. Urban roads require a particular set of driving systems, such as confident indications, all-around views with great mirror observations and an understanding of how other road users may react, including cyclists and pedestrians. Public transport routes require the understanding of holding back when pulling out or ensuring that pedestrians are not crossing the road in front of them when they have made a stop. Most urban accidents result from impatience, especially during rush hour traffic, so staying calm and composed in heavy traffic is essential. Our training will help you with this.
After the training – After the training, you will receive a full driving report, which will outline the driving standard both before and after the training. We measure a driver in 25 key areas and score them either excellent, very good, good, adequate or poor. We do this at the start and the end, so you can see the improvement and in what areas. There will also be notes from the tutor too.
This report will be proof the driver has received professional driver training from a DVSA-registered advanced driving instructor. The tutor DVSA registration number will be recorded on this report.
We have a number of course options designed to cater for drivers of all levels and experience:
- 1 x 3.5hr session – Ideal for a spring clean of your driving or if you are training a number of drivers back to back
- 2 x 3.5hr sessions – Ideal for those that want more in-depth training but want this over two sessions
- 1 x 7hr session – For those that want an intensive single session. Ideal for businesses with one driver who needs specific help or someone who would have a course compacted into one day
- 3,4 or 5 x 3.5hr sessions – Designed for those that want the most detailed one-to-one training possible, which can be taken at intervals convenient to them. Please use our course duration explainer for more help with the best duration for you.
All our courses are bespoke to the needs of the driver, whether that’s a session for one or 100+. As a result, we can provide a course which best fit’s your needs. Please call us or use the contact form upper right for more information.