Driving for survival

Young drivers can cut the cash and crashing with a Driving Works Pass Plus course

The statistics are shocking. Young people account for half of Lincoln’s road deaths. A fifth of new drivers are involved in a crash during their first year behind the wheel. Every day in Britain, two under-25s die in road accidents.

Yet despite these frightening figures, only a tenth of novice motorists choose to take further training after passing their tests.

The Driving Standards Agency’s Pass Plus scheme aims to slash these statistics, providing inexperienced drivers with an opportunity to improve safety, boost confidence and save money.

Aimed at anyone who’s recently taken to the roads, Pass Plus makes perfect sense. By building on existing skills and knowledge, it’s an incredibly practical way to cut the cost of car insurance.

Lincoln driving school Driving Works offers a complete Pass Plus course for only £170, which includes a minimum of six hours behind the wheel. Catering for anyone who’s gained a full UK driving licence within the past year, the training comprises six separate modules of driving in town, all-weather driving, rural roads, night driving, dual carriageways and motorways. There’s no test at the end but pupils are continually assessed to ensure each module is completed to an achieved or exceeded standard.

Driving Works instructor Martin Wake encourages every novice motorist to consider the benefits of Pass Plus. He says, “Once people have passed their tests they wonder why they need further lessons. But this is when you properly start learning how to deal with real roads.

“Pass Plus teaches you how to plan journeys, anticipate hazards and think about safety. It gives you training for life, and often saves more on your insurance premiums than the cost of the course.” And that’s a real plus point! Driving Works provides driving lessons in Lincoln, Gainsborough, Newark and the surrounding villages. Lessons and courses are offered during weekdays, evenings and weekends. For more details, call 01522 720745 or 07813 043897 or contact us.