Scotland and its range of roads make an excellent location for advanced driver training. Due to its huge network of challenging rural roads, which typically are much more dangerous than motorways and urban routes, we see a lot of people, both companies and private individuals alike, investing the advanced driver training, to help them become safer drivers on these roads.
In Scotland, we mainly provide driver training in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, and Aberdeen. We do not have coverage in the Highlands. However, if you are looking at training a large number of drivers, we will be able to assign a tutor to any part of the country if needed.
Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.
For motorway training, we can use the network of motorways, in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh, such as the M9, M80, M73 and M74. For more rural road training we often head north if the training starts from Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Why are rural roads so dangerous?
The twisty, turning nature of rural roads instantly make them riskier than a motorway or urban route. Combine this with the relatively high speeds, close proximity of oncoming traffic, varying road surfaces, farm machinery, mud on the road, obscure entrances all add up to more danger.
You are around 11 times more likely to be killed on a rural road than on a motorway. Furthermore, during the winter, Scotland typically gets more severe weather than other parts of the UK too, which further adds to be risks.
During our driver training in Scotland, we cover a wide range of elements, including:
- Creating improved powers of observation and anticipation
- Being more aware of speed limits and controlling speed
- Looking at ways to change negative attitudes to driving
- Create a safer way of driving on motorways, town and rural roads
- Identifying and educating drivers about various rules of the road
- How to identify and defuse road rage
- Manoeuvres, parking and driving in tight spaces
- Driving in challenging weather such as rain, snow and ice
- Understanding the dangers of urban driving and being aware of vulnerable road users
- Learning the difference between under, and oversteer, and how to reduce the chances of a skid occurring
- Learning to drive in a more environmentally friendly way
- How to anticipate the actions and potential actions of another motorist
If you are looking at advanced/defensive driver training as part of a fleet driver training plan, the advantages include:
- Increase safety in your fleet
- Demonstrate your Duty of Care
- Potentially lower your fleet insurance costs
- Boost morale among your drivers
- Provide added skill and confidence for your employees
- Lower your fleet fuel costs
Why take training with us? (Personal advantages)
- Boost your levels of driving confidence
- Single out and remove any bad habits
- Face up to issues that may be impacting your driving
- Improve all elements of car and van control
- Reduce wear on your vehicle
- Learn how to get more miles from your tank
Talk with us:
You can book a course online at www.advanced-driving.co.uk/book/ or please call us or send us an email. We aim to reply to all emails within 1 hour during working hours. Whether you are looking for a quote, based on a large number of drivers, or simply have a few questions, (private and business customers) our team are here to help you.