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Since 2003 we have been providing defensive and advanced driving courses in and around the area of Durham for companies of all sizes. We have also provided advanced driver training for a number of private individuals who wish to improve their driving.

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.

  • For Companies: We offer a range of driving courses for businesses:
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    a. Advanced/Defensive Courses – Multiple Drivers – More Info
    b. Advanced/Defensive Courses – Single Driver – More Info
    c. Advised by Employer to do a Course – More Info
    d. Van Driver Training – More Info
    d. Online Risk Assessment (meet Dora!) – More Info
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  • For Private Individuals: We offer courses for those that wish to improve their driving for a range of reasons:
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    a. General Advanced/Defensive Driving Course – More Info
    b. Pending Speeding Conviction – More Info
    c. Advised by Solicitor/Insurance Company – More Info
    d. Nervous Driver/Driving Phobia – More Info
    e. High Performance Car Owner – More Info
    f. Young/Inexperienced Driver – More Info

 

Benefits of Defensive Driver Training:

* Increased driver safety
* Improved fuel economy
* Increased driver skill
* Demonstrates your Duty of Care
* Motivates your drivers

Our courses are conducted on the following roads:

Motorways – In Durham we use the A1 and A66(M) for motorway training. From Durham we often head south on the A167 and pick up the A66(M) which leads onto the A1(M). 

Rural Roads – Sometimes we use the A167 en-route to the motorway as mentioned above. We often divert off onto B roads. Sometimes we divert off the A167 at Croxdale and head more cross country on the B6288 though various villages such as Tudhoe and Spennymoor as part of the rural training element.

These roads provide an excellent opportunity to introduce advanced driving techniques such as The System of Car Control, and The Limit Point.  Sometimes we leave Durham and head north on the B6532 past Saciston towards Edmondsley. The exact route depends on your location, length of course, weather, and traffic. 

Urban training – The centre of Durham provides a good location for urban training, which looks at developing a safe driver in restricted areas with slow moving hazards, bus lanes and dense traffic.

In the centre of Durham we often use roads such as South Street, Hallgarth Street, Crossgate Peth and similar. If the centre of Durham is too busy we head to more out of town areas like Gilesgate Moor, Brandon or similar. 

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