Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Greenwich
We offer advanced and defensive driving courses for companies and private clients in and around Greenwich for a number of years now. A number of our clients are large operators who have in excess of 3,000 vans and cars. Others have less than 5. Although Greenwich is in a highly urbanised area, we ensure that all delegates taking our course have a wider range of training as possible.
We cover Greenwich + 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 Greenwich, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – The M25 is the closest motorway to Greenwich and is linked via the A2, and knowing how to drive efficiently on these busy routes is vital if you intend to travel across or out of London. The M25 is famous for traffic jams, and relatively minor accidents can cause traffic build-up for miles. Along with the high number of lorries and high-sided vans, commuter traffic is also very high, and it is the motorway junctions and large urban roundabouts that see the majority of accidents. With motorway training, we introduce the driver to several car control systems such as IPSGA – information, planning, speed, gear and acceleration. This will help with your observations and can help you avoid problematic situations when using busy motorways or fast dual-carriageway routes.
Rural Roads – You have to travel at least 14 miles out of Greenwich to find rural roads, such as the A233 towards Biggin Hill or the A12 past Brentwood, north of the river. Rural roads see the worst accidents, often resulting in fatalities, and sadly it is young drivers who come to the most harm, with the temptation to speed in quiet areas with very few speed cameras. Rural driving requires excellent observations, good car control, knowing when to hold back when you have obstructed views, and how to reverse safely to allow other vehicles to pass on very narrow lanes. Although there may not be as many pedestrians as in the more urban areas, you have to take extra care as the likelihood of horses or farm livestock using the lanes increases, plus there will be many more cyclists, especially on the weekends. Rural driving can be a great pleasure as you get to see some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, so understanding the regulations of safe rural driving can be a great idea.
Urban Training – Greenwich is served by the Blackwall Tunnel and the Blackheath Road, the A2, and these have seen many accidents, especially around the junctions and large roundabouts. Because Greenwich is an extremely busy part of the Capital, the urban environment is particularly stressful to navigate. The A206 linking Deals Gateway to Woolwich is a prime example of a busy, more minor route that has been littered with accidents, causing not only problems to the vehicles and drivers involved but can generate traffic backing up for miles. Driving in these environments demands much better observations and indications to show other drivers of your intentions. Many people living in highly populated areas tend to use public transport for their usual commutes and so may not be as confident as they need to be when they venture out in their own cars. Taking some driver training with us can really help you.
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.