Locations in Swindon:
We offer advanced driver training in all areas of Swindon.
Typically our courses are designed to offer training on a wide range of roads including motorway, urban and rural roads, all three being covered in one session.
We cover Swindon + 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.
Due to Swindon’s location we offer the motorway portion of our training on the M4. Depending on your location in Swindon (and we come to you) we head as further west as Bristol, or if we decide to head east, we can drive along as far as Reading. The route we take for motorway training is based on your own specific needs and requirements. With the motorway training part we focus on forward planning, observation, rules of the motorway, and how to enter and exit these roads safely and under control.
We tend to provide the urban driving element in and around the centre of Swindon. There are many roads we focus on here, including Fleming Way, Princes Street, Islington Street and many more. Depending on traffic and your location in Swindon, we sometime head out towards less congested areas like Westlea, Gorse Hill, or Stratton. Exact locations vary. With urban training we focus on lower speed limit appreciation and how to safely deal with cyclists and pedestrians, along with advanced traffic management.
For this portion of the course we head out of the centre of Swindon to a range of areas including Wootton Bassett, Fairford, sometimes up towards Cirencester on the A419, or south towards Marlborough on the A346. All these roads and the route we take are designed to be challenging and provide the best learning environment for you as a driver. With rural driving we look at car control and how to anticipate and plan more effectively. The route to Marlborough has a number of challenging roads we particularly like so often you may find yourself heading out in this southern direction.
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