Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Swindon
Drivers Domain UK provides a range of fully bespoke driving courses to companies and private individuals across the UK. For companies, we also provide a range of fleet support services. We have a friendly and flexible approach to training and have a genuine passion for improving driving standards and road safety in the UK.
We have a range of courses designed to help drivers of all ages, experiences and budgets
* 1 x 3.5hr course – Designed for companies training drivers back to back, or if a private client wants a short session, with a view to a longer course, or just to have a taster to our courses.
* 2 x 3.5-hour sessions -If you don’t want a 7hr session but more than a 3.5hr session, this course is great – lots of learning can take place on these courses, which are suited to drivers who need time to reflect after a course. Also ideal if a driver gets tired quickly or who simply doesn’t want a 7hr session.
* 1 x 7hr session – This is an intensive session and great for those that want to get a course completed in one day. Ideal if you are pushed for time.
* 3,4 or 5 x 3.5hr sessions – These courses are for those mostly private customers that want a more in-depth, longer-term training plan.
For all our bespoke driving courses in Swindon, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Swindon is located along the M4 and is joined via the A419, one of the most hazardous fast routes in Southern UK. Motorways and fast dual carriageways can be frightening if drivers are unfamiliar with using them. Joining and exiting motorways often involves large roundabouts, and knowing what lane you should be in and using the correct speed is crucial for safe motorway driving. Still, it can be worrying, so we have helped many drivers learn to use motorways safely and confidently. As Swindon and the M4 carries much traffic from the South West into London, it can be hectic, and with the added speed, accidents can be severe when they happen, but with easy-to-understand driving techniques, you can stay away from issues such as being boxed in by high sided lorries, being tailgated by drivers and responding late to slowing traffic. With better forward planning skills and significant observations and indications, motorway travel will become much less stressful and has allowed many drivers the freedom to travel quickly and directly across the UK safely.
Rural Roads – Swindon is set near the Wilshire and Gloucestershire borders and is surrounded by beautiful Cotswold landscapes, which are busy year-round with not only a thriving farming community but also many tourists. Rural driving is essential for any motorists who live in out-of-town areas and small villages, and unfortunately, young drivers and tourists tend to come to the most harm when using quiet country lanes. This is because of a few issues unlike any other types of roads, such as the possibility of horse riders or cyclists around every corner, plus seasonal issues that can result in lane closures and diversions. As most rural roads do not have many speed cameras, excess speed can be tempting and with less streetlighting and very few signs. The narrow lanes between Ashton Keynes and Cirencester, for example, have seen some severe accidents, especially the Spine Road towards South Cerney, which is very similar to the A4261 towards Marlborough and Tidworth.
Urban Training – Swindon contains one of the most complex roundabout routes in the world; it consists of 5 mini roundabouts circling a centre roundabout and is called the Magic Roundabout by locals. We use this for most drivers who live or work in the Swindon area, as it is a highly challenging route situated on the A4289 on the outskirts of Swindon. Most locals would have encountered it, so understanding the layout and staying safe is essential. Other problematic routes are the A4289 Kingshill Road and the larger roundabout of Commercial Road and Princes Street. Driving safely and confidently across busy urban routes requires great patience and a good mirror, signal, and manoeuvre process that is always used. These are essential requirements for driving but are the first things to be forgotten once passing the driving test. Urban driving can be frustrating in rush hour, and the highest accident sites are always around roundabouts and traffic light junctions. Taking added training for urban driving is very beneficial for all who are driving in busy town environments regularly.
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 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
All our courses are bespoke to the needs of the driver, whether that’s a session for one or 100+. As a result, we can provide a course which best fit’s your needs. Please call us or use the contact form upper right for more information.