Exeter is a popular location for our advanced and defensive driving courses. We help both private and business customers.
Our courses are designed to help businesses:
* Lower the collision rate of their drivers
* Reduce their fleet insurance
* Demonstrate Duty of Care
* Boost driver morale
* Improve company image
* Reduce fuel costs
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 courses take place on a range of roads in and around Exeter including:
Motorways – We use the M5 for all advanced driver training that starts from Exeter. Once on the M5, we head north towards Taunton where we focus on developing a driver on these specific roads. Every driver is different, and our training reflects this. Sometimes we need to focus on space management, other times confidence is an issue, and so we adjust to the drivers needs.
Rural roads – Sometimes we conduct the rural training before the motorway element, or sometimes after. If it is after and we have used the M5 to get towards Taunton, we often come back towards Exeter via a range of rural roads such as the B3227, which is a particularly challenging road.
During rural road training we help a driver deal with varying road surfaces, which on rural roads do vary somewhat. We also look at the unique dangers associated with rural roads, such as mud on road from farm machinery, large farm machinery themselves, which often take up a huge proportion of the road, and the varying cambers and corners, which are common place on these roads.
Urban roads – In the centre of Exeter we look at training drivers to become safer and more observant. We often use a range of roads including Fore Street, North and South Street, Western Way and many other roads.
If the centre of Exeter is too busy, we may avoid the centre and head towards more suburban areas just out the centre such as Heavitree, Marsh Barton and 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