Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Preston
Our tutors who provide our advanced driving courses in Preston are often local and know the Preston area well. Furthermore, they are all highly experienced in delivering advanced courses for a range of drivers of all ages and abilities. As Preston is near a range of motorways, including the M55, M65, and M61, we ensure a proportion of our courses expose drivers to motorway training, where we work on making them safer and more observant on these busy roads.
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We provide bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals using our national network of DVSA-registered advanced driving instructors.
Our courses – the difference:
Our courses are designed to provide advanced driver training to drivers of all abilities and ages. However, as opposed to other providers, our courses are designed with the driver in mind, and as a result, our courses are flexible and built around the needs of the driver. If we find a driver is having an issue with speed, we will focus on this. If another is having a serious phobia of motorways, we will focus much more on dealing with this.
Our flexible approach to training, we feel, is the very best way to get the best from each driver we train. For all our bespoke driving courses in Preston, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Preston is a city between Blackpool and Blackburn in Lancashire and is served by the M6 to the east and the M55 west into Blackpool. These are very busy routes, and knowing how to drive safely on motorways is vital. Some drivers will avoid motorway driving at any cost, down the worry of extra speed and high traffic volume, but with some simple advanced driver training techniques, they can be used without fear. Learning how to enter and exit busy junctions, being able to change lanes and overtake high-sided lorries and how to hold back for the best forward vision will help immensely with motorway confidence. We have helped young drivers with their first motorway journey, drivers who may not use motorways regularly and have lost confidence, and thousands of company drivers around the UK.
Rural Roads – There are many miles of rural roads around Preston, and during the tourist season, they can be very busy with drivers who are unfamiliar with the area, especially the A584 towards Lytham and up along the coast past Blackpool and Fleetwood. These routes sadly have seen many collisions, which may have been easily avoided with better forward observations and driving at the appropriate speed. Rural roads have much less signage than major A roads, minimal street lighting and often winding narrow lanes that can often be single-track. More care and attention must be taken to the possibility of horse riders, cyclists around the corner, or loose animals from nearby farms. Unfortunately, many rural accidents happen to young drivers who take needless risks with speed due to fewer speed cameras being present, so it is essential that all drivers recognise and respect the regulations of rural driving. These basic techniques can save lives.
Urban Training – Preston has a hectic urban environment and also has much through traffic from Blackpool and Blackburn, and the A59 and A6 skirt the retail centre with minor one-way streets leading into the town. The worst area for accidents within Preston is Church Street and the A6 roundabout, most of which have happened at traffic light junctions and roundabouts. Urban accidents occur when drivers are impatient and may make moves without giving other drivers enough indication, so learning how to anticipate the actions of other road users, including bikers, cyclists, and pedestrians, is essential. This also includes considering public transport routes and the passengers leaving and crossing a road. Urban driving is a skill that can easily be transferred into every area of your driving. Being confident and calm in complicated situations will be the difference between arriving safely or being caught up in a chaotic situation.
During a session, we typically look at the following:
* 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
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.
Get in touch:
Please email us for more info, and a member of our team will be in touch. We can answer any questions you may have. Remember, we can provide a bespoke course if needed, based on what you require. You can also book and pay online at www.driversdomainuk.com/book/ should you wish. After booking, a member of our team will be in touch within 1hr during working hours.