Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses York
We offer advanced driving courses for companies based in York and nearby areas including Strensall, Huntington, Copmanthorpe, Stamford Bridge and Elvington. We have a number of tutors within a 60-mile radius of the city.
We cover this location + All of the UK – We come to you for the training.
Whether you are a business client or a private individual – we have a number of specialist courses to increase the skill and safety of a driver. Our courses are available for car and van drivers:
3.5hr – Around 30% opt for this course. The benefits of this course are that it’s the cheapest, and is only 3.5hr, disadvantages are that for some drivers it’s too short. Ideal mainly for companies training 4 or more drivers.
2 x 3.5hr – This is advantageous for customers that can’t drive for 7hrs and need the split to reflect. Often a driver gets homework on this session, so they can practice what has been taught on session 1, to help them with session 2. Older drivers often opt for this course.
7hr full day – Although it is hard work for some, a full day is cheaper than 2 x 3.5hr. It’s good for those who are time-poor. Maybe your company has asked you to do this course, or maybe you feel a 7hr will work better for you. Talk with us if you are unsure.
We understand not all drivers want a half, full or 2 half days. Some need or want longer. That is why we offer 3,4 and 5 x 3.5h sessions. These courses are often run over a few weeks, and are mostly designed for drivers who have significant issues, such as a driving phobia, or need confidence training after a serious road traffic collision.
Our advanced driving courses are split into three areas based on road types, all of which are covered in a day:
Urban Driving – We use the centre of York for the urban part. We look at how to deal with vulnerable road users, and how to keep out of bus lanes (which in York has been a real issue for many drivers) and how to be aware of the varying speed limits, which often catch people out. Urban driver training is all about being aware of your immediate surroundings and looking forward and planning at all times.
Motorway Driving – In York, we have the M1/A1(M) for motorway driving, and so that is where it takes place. We often head north towards Darlington direction or south towards Doncaster. We focus on long-distance planning and observation and also outline the rules of the motorway, and how to generally remain safe on these roads.
Rural Driving – York has an excellent network of rural roads. We always ensure rural roads are covered due to the high-risk nature of them. Many times we often head out towards Bridlington on a range of rural A,B and sometimes unclassified roads. Sometimes we head towards Hull. The exact location does depend on the time of day, and traffic conditions.
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.