Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Maidstone, Kent
Maidstone is one of the most popular towns in Kent for advanced driver training for us as a business. We already help a number of companies and private customers located in the town that want to lower the road risk for themselves or their drivers.
We cover Maidstone 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.
Advantages of training with us:
* We have a range of bespoke courses
* We care for you, before, during and after a course
* Your course manager will get to know you, and your specific needs
* Tutors are available for a call before and after your course
* Driver progress is recorded and detailed on our bespoke driving reports, sent to you by email after the course, so you can see progress and overall risk of a driver
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
For all our bespoke driving courses in Maidstone, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – The M20 skirts Maidstone to the northeast and links the A229 at junction 6, and this is a particularly busy route but vital for quick access to London in the north and Folkstone in the Southeast. Motorway driving is statistically the safest route to travel, but due to the number of vehicles on the road and higher speeds, they can be pretty severe when things go wrong. Many accidents happen at the junctions, and this is often due to poor use of speed and/or observations. By learning some advanced driving techniques, you can hone your motorway driving skills by being much more aware of the road ahead and seeing an issue before you get caught up in one. Many drivers will avoid motorways entirely, but with just a small amount of training, you can start to use motorways confidently and in turn, this will help all other aspects of your driving style too.
Rural Roads – Maidstone is in a rural area, and rural roads link some lovely villages and small towns, but although these roads are very picturesque, they can be hazardous with minimal street lighting and very few warning signs. Rural roads are statistically more dangerous than other routes, such as motorways and town driving, because of a few issues, such as the temptation to speed with hardly any speed cameras and winding, challenging roads where drivers are often caught out. If we look at the A20, Ashford Road and Willington Street, there have been many accident sites very similar to the B2010 linking East Farleigh and Teston. Understanding when to hold back on very winding roads or reverse safely to allow other drivers to pass is essential for safe rural driving.
Urban Training – Maidstone is a very busy town, and the ring road linking the A429 and the A229 to Fairmeadow and the bridges across the river Medway have seen accidents that may have been avoided with a little patience and better observations. Urban driving can be very frustrating, especially in rush hour traffic, and this results in accidents that may be a little less severe than motorway accidents due to lower speeds. Still, they can lead to road closures and costly insurance claims. Understanding the theory of urban driving is vital if you travel in such areas. Understanding the correct use of mirrors and indicators is crucial to inform other drivers of your intentions before moving or changing speed or direction. There is also the risk of pedestrians, motorbikers and cyclists all using the same routes. Taking extra care around traffic lights and junctions can be the difference between arriving safely or being caught up in the chaos of a road traffic accident.
Our bespoke training is what separates us from others. The idea of a tick box, one size fits all course fills us with dread. They’re boring and rarely get the most from a driver. So when we talk about “bespoke training”, what do we actually mean?
We look at training the same way we look at our customers each one is unique. Every driver is different with regard to driving, based on both internal and external elements. Internal elements are things such as personality type, attitudes, and concentration. External elements are things such as years of driving experience, mileage covered, positive and negative experiences etc.
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.
Please contact us via the web form on the upper right. We can then help you and listen to your specific needs. If you are ready to book, great! You can do this online at www.advanced-driving.co.uk/book where you can select a wide range of courses, for both private and business clients.