Our advanced and defensive driving courses in Portsmouth are designed to help drivers improve their overall driving ability.
Key Benefits of Advanced Driver Training:
* Lower accident rate
* Reduced fleet insurance
* Lower fuel costs
* Improved company reputation
* Morale boost for drivers
We cover this location + 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.
Our courses take place on a range of roads in and around Portsmouth, below are a few of our routes and roads we cover:
Motorways – We often use theM275 leaving Portsmouth, and then sometimes North West on the M27, or alternatively on the A3(M) past Waterlooville. The M27 takes us towards Southampton where we can complete the motorway element and head for more rural driver training…
Rural Roads – If we have headed towards Southampton on the M27 we use a range of rural roads for rural training. The B3354 is a popular rural road we use, heading though villages such as Colden Common and Twyford.
If we are staying more local to Portsmouth, rural training is focused more towards Waterlooville, where we continue northbound towards Hambledon on the B2150, or as far as Petersfield on the B2070.
All the rural roads we select provide the best experience to learn advanced and defensive driving techniques. They also provide a mix of both fast, and slow moving rural roads. Some twisty with varying road surfaces, other faster moving trunk roads.
Urban Roads – Southampton and Portsmouth are both used for urban training. Depending on duration of course, route and traffic conditions we spend time on training drivers in urban environments. In Portsmouth we head into the city and cover a range of roads including Kingston Road, Easter Road, Burrfields Road and many more.
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
If the centre of Portsmouth (and Southampton) is too busy, we often head to slightly more out of town areas for urban training.