Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Ely
We offer advanced and defensive driving courses in Ely, Cambridgeshire to a range of business and private customers.
We cover Ely + 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 all our bespoke driving courses in Ely, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – The M1 motorway is situated west of Ely and is linked via the A412 and the A411 toward Huntingdon. Motorways are the quickest routes to travel but can be stressful for many drivers due to the extra lanes and faster travel speed. Using some great advanced driver techniques, motorway driving can become a much calmer and smoother exercise and can be taught relatively easily with a professional tutor. When taking motorway training, you will start slowly with dual carriageways and faster roads, then, when ready, onto the motorway junctions. You will learn how to speed up for entering, indicate and slow for exiting, and ensure you are in the correct lane in good time. With better powers of observation and learning how to scan the road ahead, motorway driving will be much less worrying and will allow you to venture across the UK motorway systems in confidence.
Rural Roads – As Ely is set in the centre of rural Cambridgeshire, it has hundreds of miles of minor roads and country lanes. Often many are single-track and serve the farming communities and surrounding pretty villages. If you are unfamiliar with driving in rural locations, they can be very hazardous as there is always less signage and streetlighting and often very winding roads with poor forward vision. Learning how to position yourself for the best view of the road ahead, holding back to allow other vehicles to pass, and reversing safely on single-track lanes are all things we cover. The main rural road that is often used to link the M1 at Huntingdon is the B1381 Via Sutton, joining the A1123, and this has seen many severe collisions that may have been avoided with better observations. The temptation to speed in rural areas also contributes considerably to rural accidents.
Urban Training – Ely is a picturesque cathedral city with a thriving tourism economy, and many drivers during the summer months are unfamiliar with the area, add this to normal rush hour traffic, which can be frustrating. Most accidents occur around roundabouts and traffic light junctions, such as the Ely Southern Bypass and the A10, and may result from poor observations and no or limited indications. When driving in busy urban environments staying calm and composed is essential as there are so many extra factors to consider, such as public transport routes, pedestrians, and cyclists. Being fully aware of your surroundings and anticipating the actions of other drivers can be the difference between arriving safely at your destination and not.
Remember – All of our on-road driving courses are bespoke to your own needs. This relates to both business and private customers
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
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.