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Available for people that have passed their driving practical test within the last twelve months the PassPlus course is offered to improve the skills of just-passed drivers. I'm taking my test shortly and found this available from my local council for young drivers 17-24 in an attempt to reduce accidents.

The course is 6 hours and should reduce insurance premiums by more than the cost to the driver - this obviously depends!

£75 off when booking through their panel of instructors - total cost should be around £65-80

edit: list of supporting councils: (from http://www.passplus.org.uk/sponsors.asp )

Aberdeenshire
For application forms:
Lauren Petrie
Tel:01224 664799
Email: [email protected]
Website: Aberdeenshire Young Drivers

Angus
Tel: 01307 473193
Email:[email protected]
Website: Angus Council Pass Plus Grants

Argyll and Bute
June Graham - Assistant Road Safety Officer
Tel: 01546 604182
Email: [email protected]
Website:Argyll-Bute Road Safety Pass Plus

Bath and North East Somerset Council
Road Safety Officer; Traffic and Safety Team
Tel: 01225 394 203;
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk

Bristol City Council
Tom Southerby-Road Safety Officer; Road Safety Team
Tel: 0117 9224383
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/roadsafety

Buckinghamshire County Council
June Howlett
Tel: 01296 382338
Email:[email protected]

Cornwall County Council
Tamsin Ferris, Project Co-Ordinator, Pass Plus Subsidy Scheme, Road Safety Unit,Cornwall County Council, CTO Building, Radnor Road,Scorrier, Redruth TR16 5AZ
Email:[email protected]

Cumbria Road Safety Partnership
Rob Lewis
Tel: 01228 673075
Email:[email protected]
Website:http://www.saferroads4cumbria.org.uk

Derby Council
Aidan Ryrie - Road Safety ETP Team Leader | Regeneration and Community Department | Derby City Council, Roman House, Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1XB
Tel: 01332 715023
Email: [email protected]

East Dunbartonshire Council
Caroline Brown, Road Safety Training & Education Officer
Tel: 0141 574 5766
Email: [email protected]

Fife
Pass Plus Initiative; Jane Greer - Road Safety Manager
Tel: 01592 418511
Email: [email protected]

Hampshire County Council
Road Safety Team; Chris Collins
Tel: 01962 874 600
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.hants.gov.uk/roadsafety

Herefordshire Council
Barbara Isle - Road Safety Officer
Tel: 01432 260946
Email: [email protected]

Highland Council
Lisa MacKellaich - Road Safety Officer
Tel: 01463 702690
Email: [email protected]

Inverclyde
Louise McVey, Safer Communities, Inverclyde Council, 40 West Stewart Street, Greenock PA15 1YA
Tel: 01475 715 913
Website: http://www.inverclyde.gov.uk

Kent County Council
Carol Collen - Road Safety Officer
Tel: 01622 798361

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Gail Wickenden - Driver Training Manager; Highways Safety
Tel: 01484 221155
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership
Kelvin Allman
Tel: 01522 805800
Email:[email protected]
Pass Plus - London

Marilyn Cranfield - Road Safety Officer
Tel : 0845 230 1725
Email: [email protected]

North Somerset Council
Liz Mapstone, Road Safety Officer
Tel:01934 426910
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roadsafety

Perth and Kinross
Mr McKeown - Road Safety Officer
Tel: 01738 476500
Website: PKC Roads Pass Plus

Poole
Mrs Lesley Hart, Road Safety Officer, Transportation Services, Borough of Poole, St. Johns House, Serpentine Rd, Poole BH15 2DX
Email:[email protected]
Website:Borough of Poole

Shropshire County Council
Eileen Taylor, Road Safety Officer
Tel: 01743 254962
Email:[email protected]

Somerset County Council Rina Cameron,Coordinator,Somerset Road Safety Partnership,Somerset County Council
Tel:01823 423430
Email:[email protected]
Website: http://www.roadsafetysomerset.org.uk

South Gloucestershire Council
Alan Hale Road, Safety Officer
Tel:01454 863607
Email: [email protected]

South Lanarkshire Council
Eleanor Gibson
Tel: 01698 453617
Email: [email protected]

Staffordshire
Kevin Wilcox - Road Safety officer; Travelwise Staffordshire County Council Road Safety & Sustainable Travel Unit
Tel: 01785 276617
Email:[email protected]

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership
PO Box 2094, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6XT
Neil Hopkins - Communications Manager

East Sussex Tel.01273 481441; West Sussex Tel.01243 382016; Brighton and Hove Tel.01273 292258
Email:[email protected]

WALES
All Local Authorities in Wales are offering discounted Pass Plus courses which include a 3 hour Workshop Discussion. For further information about the courses and how to book click on
Website:www.dragondriver.com/ppcindex.htm
West Dunbartonshire Community Safety Partnership
Emma Macdougall - Community Safety
Tel 01389 742544 ; Fax 01389 742453
Email:[email protected]
West Lothian Council - Westdrive Pass Plus
Ellen Slattery - Road Safety Officer;Lothian & Borders Police Road Safety Unit
Tel: 01506 654867
Email: [email protected]
Worcestershire County Council
Diane Hall
Tel: 01905 766825
Email:[email protected]
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#1
check to make sure it will lower your insurance though...as some companies disregard it :)
#2
damn rite didnt do anything for me tryed so many companys. but not all bad tho got learn to drive in diffrent conditions and different types of road conutry motorways etc.
#3
Completely agree with the above comments. At any rate it's 6 hours of tutition including things like motorway driving which this insane country doesn't allow you to learn from a professional any other way. At £75 for 6 hours it's only £12.50 hour for an expert to show you how... if only you could get a taxi at those prices! :)
#4
Would you have any idea as to where I should ring to see if there are any of these courses in my area. thanks for any info.
#5
Pass plus seems like nothing more than another way to squeeze a little extra money out of new drivers. Playing on their apprehensions and lack of confidence about being on the roads by themselves for the first time + the illusion that this will drastically reduce their insurance. As if the months of driving lessons and the tests weren't expensive enough!. The best way to build up confidence is just to go out on your own and get used to it. If you've managed to pass the current driving test (which is damn strict) then I say you'll be fine. This is all just my opinion of course ;-).
#6
Just looked on the 'pass plus' website and there is a long list of areas, mine is not one of them, thanks anyway.
#7
I done Pass Plus about 8 years ago, just through my then driving instructor, and didn't actually find it too much different to other lessons, except the motorway part.

They say driving in different weather conditions etc, but how do you know when it will rain lol, and surely people have had to do this in normal lessons, and night driving, etc.

That said though, i found it worthwhile, as it DID reduce my premium when applying for insurance, and sometimes the with or without quotes, were significantly cheaper!

So, i don't know how much extra knowledge i gained from course, but as far as insurance purposes went, it DID help me! :thumbsup:
#8
Tony Harrison
Pass plus seems like nothing more than another way to squeeze a little extra money out of new drivers. Playing on their apprehensions and lack of confidence about being on the roads by themselves for the first time + the illusion that this will drastically reduce their insurance. As if the months of driving lessons and the tests weren't expensive enough!. The best way to build up confidence is just to go out on your own and get used to it. If you've managed to pass the current driving test (which is damn strict) then I say you'll be fine. This is all just my opinion of course ;-).



All depends on the driver - some are over confident and some are not confident enough. There's no real way to 'ease' yourself into motorway driving - I still think it's insane that we can't learn motorway driving on the road in the UK. One day you can't drive on your own at all, let alone in adverse conditions (tests are cancelled due to heavy rain, snow and strong winds) - the next you can drive at high speed on ice... without any skills having been learn in between! Madness!

It's available with discount - that doesn't mean it's a good idea for everyone... it does, IMHO, make it a HOT deal!
#9
Nice deal, when I lived in Manchester it would have set me back £200+. When I moved to Wales however I found the course was just £20! For a 3 hour theory session, and a 6 hour day drive. After I'd done it I found I could have even got it for free if I'd applied to my local council, I felt so cheated :p
#10
just check car insurance for the last couple of days, Tesco give up to 40% discount, depend on age. My husband is 28 and he's got 40% discount. Other company, ie: Churhill, direct line only give 5%.
#11
Damn, I have just finished my pass plus last week, looking though Nottingham isn't included

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