Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Herefordshire
To receive a quote for providing advanced driver training for yourself or your staff if you are a company, please complete the contact form on the right of the screen, or call or email us. Herefordshire has an excellent range of roads that allow us to provide a high level of advanced driver training for clients. We have provided training for clients in Hereford, Kington, Ross-on-Wye and other areas in the county.
We cover Herefordshire + All of the UK – We come to you for the training:
Our training covers a range of roads, including the M50, A49, A466, A4137 (which is one of the most dangerous roads in the UK) and a range of other roads. The rural nature of Herefordshire means advanced driver training is of vital importance for drivers.
Rural roads are where sadly, most fatal car collisions occur. During our advanced driving course, we can venture out into Mid Wales on a range of roads. Sometimes we can head north into Shropshire or south towards South Wales.
During driver training in Herefordshire, 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, and planning)
* Anticipation – Learning to see and not just look
* Understanding other road users and their intentions
Deciding to use us for your driver training needs comes with a number of advantages that include:
- One-to-one driver training
- Full UK coverage
- We only use DVSA-registered fleet/advanced driving instructors
- You have a personal account manager to arrange your courses and look after you before, during and after a course
- All training is bespoke to the driver’s needs and requirements
- Full reporting for each driver, which measures their driving before and after the training
We have a number of course options designed to cater for drivers of all levels and experience:
- 1 x 3.5hr session – Ideal for a spring clean of ones driving or if you are training a number of drivers back to back
- 2 x 3.5hr sessions – Ideal for those that want more in-depth training but want this over two sessions
- 1 x 7hr session – For those that want an intensive single session. Ideal for businesses with one driver who needs specific help or someone who would have a course compacted into one day
- 3,4 or 5 x 3.5hr sessions – Designed for those that want the most detailed one-to-one training possible, which can be taken at intervals convenient to them
For all our bespoke driving courses in Herefordshire, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Hereford is a picturesque county situated above Gloucestershire and borders Wales to the west. The only motorway dedicated to Herefordshire is the M50 from Rudhall which links to the M5 at Upper Strensham. We use these routes when undertaking advanced driver motorway training for drivers based across Herefordshire. There are many reasons drivers fear motorway driving, mainly because of the added traffic and the speed they travel. We teach several car control systems from IPSGA (Information-planning-speed-gear-accelerate) and other advanced driver techniques to help you to feel confident and safe when using motorways to travel. We use other faster dual-carriageway routes around Hereford, such as the A49 from Ross on Wye to Ludlow and the A4103 directly to Worcester. We can create a course for your needs; perhaps you are now using motorways more for work. For new drivers and drivers that have not used motorways very much and have lost confidence, we can make sure you understand all the regulations of motorway driving, and so use them worry-free.
Rural Roads – Hereford is a very rural county and contains many minor roads and lanes. Driving in rural settings can be stressful if you are not used to them. Rural roads are very often single-track, very winding and can be hazardous at certain times of the year, depending on the weather. According to statistics, rural roads are by far the most dangerous routes to travel; many drivers speed in rural areas knowing there are fewer speed cameras. The A4110 from Hereford to Leintwardine is a particularly dangerous route seeing many accidents, much like the B4348 from Hereford to Hay on Wye and the A4137 – one of the most deadly roads in the UK. We can help you to become more confident when driving in rural areas, from understanding the ‘Limit Point’, a system of car control to help when driving on winding roads and helping with your forward planning observations, even learning to look at your headlight reflections on the hedges when there is little street lighting.
Urban Training – the largest town in Herefordshire is Hereford, followed by Leominster and Ross on Wye. Urban driving comes with frustration, especially in rush hour traffic, and many accidents are seen each week in busy urban areas. Although the accidents tend not to be serious, they are mainly the result of impatience and are at lower speeds. Knowing how to drive safely in urban surroundings is vital. We can help you understand many things like one-way systems, ring roads, large urban traffic junctions, and roundabouts. If we take Hereford as an example, we will use Victoria Street and Edgar Street to the west of the town centre and bring you into the centre and the one-way system. We will also help with parking on busy streets and show you how to anticipate the actions of pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users. Urban driver training will significantly impact your confidence and safety, so if you struggle with these areas, then a little extra training can make a world of difference.