Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Luton
We have worked with a number of companies and private customers based in and around Luton that wants to reduce the road risk of their company car and van drivers or, indeed themselves.
Advantages of training with us:
We’ve worked really hard to provide a service which best helps you, our customer; these points include:
* A personalised service
* Full UK coverage
* We only provide experienced DVSA tutors
* Driving and road safety is our passion
* Each customer is assigned s personal account manager
* After each course, we provide a full driving report which includes written notes from the tutor
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.
Our courses are built around the needs and requirements of the driver. Unlike other providers, we don’t have a rigid format but a format designed to get the very best out of each driver, regardless of their level of experience.
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
We score a driver in over 20 areas of driving both before and after a course, from Excellent to Poor, so you can see the areas of improvement and in what areas, along with handwritten notes from the tutor. Each driver taking the training will also be graded an overall road risk from low to high.
Remember – We build all our driving courses from scratch and are built around your specific needs. This applies to both business and private customers all over the UK.
For all our bespoke driving courses in Luton, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – the M1 motorway serves Luton, and to access it is via the A1081, and this route has been used many times when training drivers with motorway confidence issues. Most accidents happen near motorway junctions, so it is essential that you understand the regulations of motorway driving, how to enter and exit at the correct speed and know how to overtake safely, change lanes and avoid being boxed in by large HGVs. Many severe accidents have been seen around the large urban roundabout that leads the M1 from the A1081, and many of these may have been avoided with better forward planning observations. During driver training, we teach many systems of car control as used by the police and paramedics, such as IPSGA – information, planning, speed, gear and acceleration, and learning how to use motorways confidently is easily achieved and tailored to your exact needs.
Rural Roads – Luton is set in a fairly rural area with many miles of open countryside roads to travel. Still, they can be worrying if you are unfamiliar with using them regularly. If we take, for example, the lanes between Wandon End and Knebworth, many severe accidents have been recorded much the same as the roads between Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard. With few speed cameras, fewer warning signs and hardly any street lighting, rural driving can be hazardous at the best of times, but in adverse weather, many lanes may be flooded or blocked with fallen trees. With the temptation to speed in quiet areas, many rural accidents involve younger drivers taking silly risks, which can be fatal. Learning how to drive rurally needs good observations (reading the road ahead), knowing when to hold back when forward views are obstructed, and a good level of vehicle control.
Urban Training – Luton is a bustling town littered with accident sites, and these tend to happen in rush hour traffic and are mostly found around busy roundabouts and traffic light junctions. Many accidents can be due to driver impatience and unawareness of their surroundings. If we look at the A505 and the A6 ring roads, there have been many crash sites, and the large roundabout junctions have seen the worst. The roads leading into the town centre, such as Dunstable Place and Upper George Street, have also seen accidents that may have been avoided with a few advanced driving systems to help with observations and indications. It is crucial to be aware of the intentions of other road users, pedestrians and cyclists, understand public transport movements, and be mindful of passengers alighting in front and attempting to cross a busy road. Good urban driving is a must, especially if you want to perhaps take a delivery driver position (where often your driving will be assessed) or are now taking over driving for the family. Whatever your reason, we can help you.
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.