Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Exeter
Exeter is a popular location for our advanced and defensive driving courses. We help both private and business customers. We have a range of courses which are designed to fit the exact needs and requirements of the driver, whether that be a comprehensive training plan for many or a one-off session for just one.
Advantages of training with us:
* We have a range of bespoke courses
* We care for you before, during and after a course
* Your course manager will get to know you, and your specific needs
* Driver progress is recorded and detailed on our bespoke driving reports, sent to you by email after the course, so you can see progress and overall risk of a driver
Courses for Private Clients:
• General car advanced/defensive driver training
• Refresher driver training
• Confidence driver training
• Pre-Court advanced driving courses
• Post-RTC driver training
• New car familiarisation
• Young driver training
• Mature driver training
• Motorway driver training
• Performance car training
• Driving course vouchers for all the above
Courses for Business Clients:
• General car and van advanced/defensive driver training
• New employee induction training
• Post-RTC training for employees returning to a driving role
• Confidence driver training for employees
• Speed awareness courses
• HGV driver training
• Online risk assessments
• Road safety presentations
• Fleet management
• More bespoke/specialist courses (road rage, phobia, high-risk etc.)
Our bespoke training is what separates us from other training providers. The thought of a rigid tick box, one size fits all driving course fills us with dread. They’re uninspiring, boring and rarely get the most from a driver. So when we talk about “bespoke training”, what do we actually mean?
We look at training the same way we look at our customers, whether business or private; each one is unique. Every driver is different with regard to driving, based on both internal and external elements. Internal elements are things such as personality type, attitudes, and concentration. External elements are things such as years of driving experience, mileage covered, positive and negative experiences etc.
We cover this location + All of the UK – We come to you for the training
Remember – All of our on-road driving courses are bespoke to your own needs. This relates to both business and private customers
For all our bespoke driving courses in Exeter, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Exeter is the gateway to Devon and Cornwall and is served by the M5 from the midlands and links the A30 to Penzance, the A377 to Barnstaple and the A38 towards Paignton. Motorway driving can be stressful for many reasons, including the speed of travel and the number of vehicles on the same road simultaneously. Often accidents happen near junctions on motorways, which may be due to many reasons. Helping drivers gain more confidence when using motorway travel is very common, and with a few driver techniques such as forward planning and improved observations, understanding the regulations of speed and keeping a good position can benefit not just motorway driving skills but your overall driving style for any road.
Rural Roads – Exeter is surrounded by large expanses of rural countryside, and there are many hundreds of rural roads to navigate, especially toward the coastal regions in the high tourist seasons. For example, the A3052 from Clyst St Mary into Sidmouth is a particular accident-prone route similar to the A379 to Starcoss and Cockwood. We have used similar routes to teach drivers better rural driving habits. These include understanding how to drive smoothly on winding roads using improved forward planning, holding back if your view is obstructed, and taking extra care around villages and farming communities where slower speeds are vital. With fewer signs and no street lighting, rural roads can be treacherous, especially when there is more tourist traffic, caravans, and campervans, with drivers who are unfamiliar with the area. Statistics show that young drivers will be caught up in accidents on rural roads, and this can be down to the temptation to speed in quiet areas with few speed cameras combined with a lack of experience.
Urban Training – The city of Exeter is a very busy urban area, and being the gateway to Devon and Cornwall can be extremely hectic during the summer months with visitors to the area. Good urban driving takes confidence to not give in to pressure from other drivers to move faster than you are comfortable with. You are more likely to make silly mistakes and can find yourself in situations that can be costly and, sometimes, upsetting.
By using the ring road of Magdalen Street and Western Way surrounding the city centre, we can help drivers to become more aware of surrounding vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and anticipate their movements. Good observations are critical to urban driving, and allowing other drivers to see your intentions with good indications is vital. Although most accidents in urban environments may be less served due to lower speeds, they are usually found along routes with many traffic light junctions and roundabouts.
We have a range of courses designed to help drivers of all ages and experience:
1 x 3.5hr course – Designed for companies training drivers back to back, or if a private client wants a short session, with a view to a longer course, or just to have a taster to our courses
2 x 3.5hr sessions -If you don’t want a 7hr session but more than a 3.5hr session, this course is great – lots of learning can take place on these courses, which are suited to drivers who need time to reflect after a course. Also ideal if a driver gets tired quickly or who simply don’t want a 7hr session
1 x 7hr session – This is an intensive session, and great for those that want to get a course completed in one day. Ideal if you are pushed for time.
3,4 or 5 x 3.5hr sessions – These courses are for those, mostly private customers that want a more in-depth, longer-term training plan.
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.