We do offer a very bespoke motorway driving course, which is designed for newly qualified drivers.

The key difference with this course for younger drivers is that the focus is more on introducing a driver to these roads, and helping them get used to the differences compared to driving on slower roads.

We will look at:

  1. How to safely enter and exit motorways
  2. Learning how to deal with higher speeds – speeds, which a driver may not have driven at before
  3. Understanding the need for looking much further ahead than usual
  4. Become aware of inpatient drivers and how to avoid them
  5. HGV blind spots – and avoiding them
  6. Learning to cope with monotonous driving – especially true on long journeys
  7. Coping with an emergency on a motorway
  8. Learn to safely overtake slower vehicles
  9. What is getting boxed in, and how to avoid getting boxed in
  10. Safe following distances

There are many more things we cover, the points above just tend to be more relevant with newly qualified drivers. With older and/or more experienced drivers, there tends to be a lot of work on ironing out ingrained bad habits. This is not as much of an issue with a newly qualified driver.

However, that’s not to mean there isn’t the need to identify any characteristics, which over time may help form bad habits.

Motivations for younger driver motorway training:

Younger drivers tend to contact us for driver training for a number of reasons, which include:

  1. They need to drive a specific route (i.e to and from University or work), and need to increase their skill and confidence
  2. They have driven on a motorway for a short time but find it daunting
  3. They’ve had an RTC on a motorway and, as a result, have lost their confidence
  4. Their parents want to safeguard them when driving on motorways

Newly qualified drivers tend to experience the following benefits after training with us:

  1. More confidence using motorways
  2. They generally feel safer and in more control
  3. Find driving to locations much less anxiety-provoking
  4. More responsibility when driving on not just motorways but all roads
  5. A much better understanding of how motorways work and how to stay safe
  6. A better understanding of blind spots on large vehicles
  7. Increased levels of planning and observation

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