Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Norfolk
Norfolk has its share of challenging and dangerous roads. Because of this, advanced driver training is of significant benefit. Our advanced driving courses in Norfolk are designed to make drivers safer and more observant motorists.
We provide our training on a range of roads around Norfolk including the A11, A47, and B1149, along with many more, depending on your location. Once an advanced driving course is complete, you will receive a fully documented report outlining what was covered during the day.
We cover Norfolk + 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 have already helped a number of companies train their drivers in Great Yarmouth, Norwich, North Walsham, Attleborough, Kings Lynn and Cromer, all of which had between 1 and 50 drivers to train.
We can provide advanced driver training for just 1 or 1,000+ drivers, often at multiple locations.
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.
During a session, we cover some or all of the below:
* 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 Norfolk, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – The closest motorway to Norfolk is the M1 at Peterborough, but there are many faster dual-carriageway routes, such as the A11, Wymondham Bypass and the A47, that we also use when training drivers with motorway confidence issues. Although motorway driving is statistically the safest route to travel, the higher speeds and added traffic could be problematic for many drivers. Many advanced driving techniques can help with motorway driving, such as better forward planning and observations, IPSGA – information, planning, speed, gear and acceleration, enables you to enter and exit busy motorway junctions at the correct speed. No two drivers are the same, and all have individual reasons for wanting to take further training, from needing to use faster roads for work purposes, new drivers who have yet to train on motorways or those who are now doing most of the driving after a partner’s illness.
Rural Roads – Norfolk is a very rural area, with a great deal of the county being coastal to the northeast. Wherever we start a course in Norfolk, we can take rural routes; for example, by joining the A148, we can use many rural and coastal routes, from linking to the A149 and following it around the coast and then using the B1105 at Wells Next The Sea to improve rural driving skills. Rural driving has many issues, from hardly any signs and street lighting along with very windy lanes, and they can often be single track, which can be worrying if you have to reverse to allow other cars to pass, there may be deep potholes and covered ditches to be aware of. It is clear that rural driving is the most hazardous, beating motorway and town driving, with severe collisions happening all too often. By taking extra driver training, you can help yourself to become confident on any road, and rural driving will become a pleasure rather than a stressful chore.
Urban Training – Although most of Norfolk is rural, there are a few larger towns, such as Norwich and Kings Lynn, and we have helped hundreds of drivers, both private and business drivers, across the entire county. Norwich has a ring road circling the town centre, the A417, and it has many urban junctions and traffic light systems to allow you to skirt the town centre and drive across the town in good time. From this ring road, we can take you into the town centre and give you more training, especially anticipating the actions of other road users and looking out for pedestrians and cyclists. Urban driving is very frustrating at times like rush house or school runs, and it is at these times when most accidents occur. Although accidents in urban settings tend to be less severe and at lower speeds, they can slow up already jam-packed roads. Most accidents in urban environments are mainly from impatience or just not paying enough attention in slow-moving traffic.