Once you have passed your test you are safe to drive on the
roads unaccompanied. But you must remember that you are an inexperienced driver.
Statistics show that new drivers are around 10 times more likely to be involved in
an accident, and regrettably, two drivers under the age of 25 die every day in crashes
in the UK.
Roughly 20% of new drivers will be involved in an accident during their first year
behind the wheel – that's why insurance premiums are so high!
What is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is a scheme designed by the Driving Standards Agency, with the help of
the motor insurance and driving instruction industries.
The scheme helps new drivers gain valuable experience to help develop existing skills,
learn new skills and techniques, improve anticipation and awareness, learn how to
reduce the risk of accidents and maintain a courteous and considerate attitude on
Pass Plus pupils have a series of six modules of at least one hour each. These cover:
Town driving, all weather driving, out of town driving and rural roads, night driving,
dual carriageways, motorway driving
While you will have covered these topics during your driving lessons the Pass Plus
course emphasises a positive approach to driving. The focus is on attitude and skills
and gives a different perspective on these topics and will enhance your abilities.
Pass Plus results
As an indication of the effectiveness of the scheme, recent survey carried out for
the Driving Standards Agency showed that 93% of people who had taken Pass Plus felt
more confident on the road, and 80% considered that their driving skills had improved
as a result of taking the course.
Discounts on car insurance
With Pass Plus, you could reduce your car insurance premiums or get an extra no claims
bonus with some insurance companies.