We offer advanced and defensive driving courses in Ely, Cambridgeshire to a range of business and private customers.
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 take place on a range of roads including:
Motorways – From Ely we often head south towards Cambridge, and get onto the M11 for the motorway training part. On our way towards the M11 we take advantage of the other roads, mostly of a rural nature for maximum training benefit.
Motorway training is designed to increase the level of skill and safety of a driver, and to help them understand the unique requirements and features of these roads. Part of the motorway training goes from M11 onto the busy A14, heading northwards.
Rural roads – As mentioned, we do ensure rural roads form a large part of the training. Heading towards Huntingdon on the A14 we return back to Ely on a range of challenging rural roads including the B1090 and A1123 through a range of challenging roads, though villages such as Earith, Sutton, Witcham Toll and many more.
Sadly most fatal collisions occur on rural roads, so we always take the time to provide the very best driver training on these roads. Car control, use of gears, advanced steering, managing differing road surfaces, adverse weather on poor road surfaces are just a few things we cover during our advanced driving courses.
Urban roads – We slow it all down a bit with urban driving, and place an emphasis on identifying vulnerable road users, space management in traffic, working with various traffic signs and lanes, and much more. We do most of the urban training in the centre of Ely including Lynn Road, Chapel Street, High Street, St Mary Street and more – the exact roads and routes depend on your specific location in Ely.
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