Dora is based on a set scoring criteria, where points are added for more “at-risk” responses. The questions vary in weighting. Some only have a light weighting, others have significant weighting, and some have no weighting at all.

The weighting is based on what we determine real world risk factors that increase the road risk of a driver.

In designing Dora there were two critical elements we worked hard on refining, to ensure an accurate, and most important of all, a realistic, real-world risk assessment of a driver.

These two elements were based on our extensive experience of delivering on-road advanced and defensive driving courses across the UK, and having a detailed understanding of what really increases the road risk of a driver.

The Two Critical Elements:

  1. The appropriate risk grading for each question
  2. The point separators set to determine Low, Medium and High risk

A Few Example Questions:

Attitude based:

* It is sometimes perfectly safe to exceed the speed limit (agree/disagree)

Driving Law:

* Various road sign tests (multiple choice)

Emergency Situations:

* One of your front tyres suffers a blowout when you are traveling at speed. What should you do? (multiple choice)


* Your age
* How many at-fault collisions have you had in last 3 years?
* Annual Mileage
* Have you been banned from driving in the last 5 years?