Pass Plus has been designed by the Driving Standards Agency and is backed by the insurance industry. Participating companies will offer new drivers who successfully complete the course discounts on their car insurance premiums and there is no further test to sit.
Pass Plus offers new drivers professional instruction and supervision in circumstances where they will have little experience and at a time when they are most vulnerable.
Its primary aim is to develop the attitudes and skills that are essential for Safe Driving for Life.
There is no substitute for experience, but good professional instruction can accelerate the acquisition of skills and knowledge for the new driver
Drivers aged 17 -21 make up 10% of all licence holders but are involved in 20% of all injury incidents, with young male drivers being the most likely to be involved in a serious crash. However, it’s not only young drivers who are vulnerable, older people who take the driving test later in life are also at risk and they can also benefit from a PASS PLUS course.
Most drivers become safer by driving more miles - by experiencing more driving situations and learning by their ‘experiences’. Learning by experience is not the ideal method when the consequences of error can be very serious.