Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Lincoln
Lincolnshire had the most road casualties by severity out of all the local authorities in the UK. The county also ranked 10th by the number of casualties by population, according to the Department for Transport. We don’t just provide advanced driving courses; we also provide a wide range of bespoke courses to private customers too.
Due to our training’s bespoke nature, we have a driving course ideal for everyone. While many of our courses for business and private customers overlap, all courses are available to either.
We cover Lincoln and 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.
We offer advanced driving courses in Lincoln which are designed for companies that want to lower the road risk of their drivers. We offer training for van and car drivers. Training can be based on a 1:1 or a 2:1 basis. 1:1 is when one driver will go out for a full day with a tutor, and a 2:1 format, is when one driver goes out in the morning for 3.5hrs, and another driver goes out for 3.5hrs in the afternoon for the same period.
Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.
Benefits of our courses:
* Increased driver safety
* Demonstrates your Duty of Care
* Flexible training options
* Training can start and finish from your office
* Fully qualified DVSA-registered advanced driving tutors
* National coverage, local service
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, and planning)
* Anticipation – Learning to see and not just look
* Understanding other road users and their intentions
For all our bespoke driving courses in Lincoln, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – The M1 motorway is the nearest to Lincoln and is linked via the A57 to the west through Worksop. According to statistics, motorways are the safest roads to travel, but the speed of travel and more lanes to navigate can worry some drivers. New drivers and drivers who have had to take over family driving will most likely feel overwhelmed with motorway driving. Still, these fears can be overcome relatively quickly with some extra training. We teach advanced driving systems, from commentary driving to car control systems such as IPSGA – information, planning, speed, gear and acceleration. By using the junctions of the motorways, we can practice entering and exiting at the correct speed along with safe lane changing and overtaking high-sided lorries, so you have a better forward vision. Once you have mastered a few advanced driving systems, you will find motorway driving far less challenging.
Rural Roads – Lincoln is set in a very rural area between Sheffield and the east coast toward Mablethorpe and Skegness. Driving in rural situations can be hazardous, especially during the winter months when many lanes can be impassable with flooding or tree falls, and in the summer months, the lanes can be clogged up with farming and tourist traffic. Because there are fewer warning signs, no street lighting and hardly any speed cameras, there is the temptation to speed in these rural environments, and statistics show it is young drivers who come to most harm. There are many things to watch out for on country roads, such as horse riders, cyclists, and the possibility of loose animals, especially around farming areas. Still, good rural driver training can help you become a safer, more skilful driver in countryside settings.
Urban Training – Lincoln is a busy city and is often gridlocked at certain times of the day, especially the A1434 and the adjoining routes into the city centre. There is a possibility of accidents when drivers are less observant and more impatient in urban areas, so it is vital that you are fully aware of your surroundings. Most accidents in urban areas tend to be around traffic light junctions and roundabouts, which can be due to driver impatience and poor signalling. If you worry about driving in a busy urban environment or are considering perhaps a delivery position where your driving may be assessed, then taking some extra training can be very beneficial. Looking out for pedestrians and cyclists, being speed aware and perfecting your mirror and indication routines can drastically improve your urban driving confidence.
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.