Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Somerset

We cover all towns in Somerset and have some outstanding tutors who can help you become a better driver. 

We offer training on a range of Somerset’s roads, including the A361, which has a relatively high accident rate and also the A378 and not forgetting the busy M5. 

Please get in touch, and we can discuss your training in more detail. 

We have a number of courses:

3.5hr – Ideal for a refresher or if you are training a number of drivers back to back

7hr – Suited for drivers who want a more detailed training session
2 x 3.5hr – Ideal for those who want more in-depth training over 2 sessions 
3 x 3.5hr – Ideal for those who want more in-depth training over 3 sessions. We also offer 4 and 5 x 3.5hr sessions. 

During a session, we typically cover:

* 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

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.

We currently work with a range of businesses that have drivers all over the UK. This is something we are highly experienced in organising. When it comes to a national advanced driving course, we are the experts.

There are a number of benefits of taking driver training with Drivers Domain UK:

* Bespoke training based on a driver’s specific needs
* Personal account manager
* Handpicked fleet/advanced tutors who are all registered with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
* Detailed reporting for each driver – with notes from the tutor who provided the training
* National coverage
* We come to you for the training

For all our bespoke driving courses in Somerset, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:

Motorway training – Somerset is the gateway to Devon, Cornwall and Dorset and can be a bustling area, especially in the summer months. The M5 from the midlands through Bristol and towards Exeter merges into the A30 that then takes you into the heart of Cornwall. This can be a very frustrating motorway to travel as it carries all the local traffic and also many tourists in the summer. A few faster routes can also be used when taking motorway courses, such as the A361 that arrives in Barnstaple and cuts through somerset into Street and Glastonbury. The M5 will always have many HGV vehicles at all times, and avoiding being boxed in by them or ensuring you have a clear forward vision if they are ahead of you is vital. Our training helps you with this. 

Rural Roads – The majority of Somerset is rural, and tiny narrow lanes connect the many small villages. Rural driving has its own challenges, from farming traffic, muddy roads, loose animals, or no road lighting, and it can be perilous when not navigating the lanes correctly. Rural driving can be the most hazardous driving conditions, much more than motorway or urban driving, because of the hidden issues you may come across, such as local flooding or trees across the roads or untreated icy roads in winter. We teach many advanced driver systems, including the ‘limit point’, which will help immensely with rural motoring and improve your driving to enjoy the lanes instead of fearing them.

Urban Training – The busier towns in Somerset are Weston Super Mare and Minehead on the coast, Bridgewater and Taunton along the M5 and the smaller towns of Yeovil and Frome to the south and east of the county. Urban motoring, once learned, can help with many aspects of your driving. Often town and city driving will be much slower due to rush hour traffic, and there will be more hazards, such as cycle lanes and pedestrians. You need to have a clear all-round vision and be able to anticipate the actions of other drivers. Forward planning with your directions is a must, and should you come across an unexpected diversion, you must know how to follow it without worry. There are specific driving systems that seem so obvious once you are aware of them. Extra training will show you these and improve your driving confidence.


Get in touch:

We have a number of courses and price options. Please email us for more info and a member of our team will be in touch. You can also book and pay online at should you wish.