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Mate just passed his driving test, he's 22. Instructor recommended he do Pass Plus, as its subsidised by the council so it'll only cost £70... is it worth it? Read More
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
Mate just passed his driving test, he's 22.

Instructor recommended he do Pass Plus, as its subsidised by the council so it'll only cost £70... is it worth it?
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I did it and learnt a lot, especially about driving quickly, but safely around country roads and also motorway driving. It never saved me any money on my insurance but I'd definitely recommend it.
#2
It'll probably cut the cost of his insurance down, so that might mitigate the £70.
I personally didn't do it, and of my friends that did the reviews are mixed, but it's always good to get as much practice as possible and it's nice having someone with you the first time you go on a motorway so I'd say go for it.
banned#3
Not a driver myself, what exactly is pass plus? (as im going to start lessons in the near future)
#4
I did it when i passed. I did it with the same guy that taught me. And i thought it was really worth it.
#5
I'd save your money and put your £70 to your first years insurance. I found it made little or no difference to my quotes when I was looking for my first years cover.
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DangerGod
Not a driver myself, what exactly is pass plus? (as im going to start lessons in the near future)


Pass plus is a few additonal lessons, after passing your driving test, with a qualified driving instructor who take you on the motor way, fast country roads, stuff that you don't really do or aren't aloud to do while you have a provisional licence
banned#7
MDMSM
Pass plus is a few additonal lessons, after passing your driving test, with a qualified driving instructor who take you on the motor way, fast country roads, stuff that you don't really do or aren't aloud to do while you have a provisional licence


Ah i see, thanks! Repped
#8
danmc;6378681
I'd save your money and put your £70 to your first years insurance. I found it made little or no difference to my quotes when I was looking for my first years cover.


Alot of countries already have motorway and other skills in their driving tests.
UK has a good record on safety, but it could easily go further I would hope what is taught in pass plus will be included in driving test today, but no doubt it'll make the driving test over £100 but considering the benefit it's worth it.

How can someone who has never been tested on a highspeed road be allowed on it???

Pass Plus is worth it just for the extra experience, skills and confidence.
#9
schizoboy


How can someone who has never been tested on a highspeed road be allowed on it???



Crazy, innit?

Not as bad as Spain where you are restricted to 55mph after passing - makes new drivers even more dangerous IMHO...









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banned#10
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Crazy, innit?

Not as bad as Spain where you are restricted to 55mph after passing - makes new drivers even more dangerous IMHO...


i dont understand how that would make it MORE dangerous?
#11
danmc
I'd save your money and put your £70 to your first years insurance. I found it made little or no difference to my quotes when I was looking for my first years cover.

+1
banned#12
lol we didnt (me and everyone else i know) actually do the lessons...just got the certificate signed at a low cost :-)

most of us were driving on prov anyway (this would be about 1-2 years ago)
#13
danmc
I'd save your money and put your £70 to your first years insurance. I found it made little or no difference to my quotes when I was looking for my first years cover.


Surley the test is not about lowering your insurance?, If the course gives the driver essential skills and tecniques on the road this will make them a safer and more confident driver, it could be a life saver.... Worth the £70 i'd say!
banned#14
barriey
Surley the test is not about lowering your insurance?, If the course gives the driver essential skills and tecniques on the road this will make them a safer and more confident driver, it could be a life saver.... Worth the £70 i'd say!


actually...it is. it lowers it by about 10 percent me thinks and this is the one and only reason people do it.

i dont think it teaches you anything you wouldnt already know or grasp on your own after youve passed..but then again women need as much help as they can get so....

worth it!! :-D
#15
kapows
actually...it is. it lowers it by about 10 percent me thinks and this is the one and only reason people do it.

i dont think it teaches you anything you wouldnt already know or grasp on your own after youve passed..but then again women need as much help as they can get so....

worth it!! :-D


:w00t:ROTFL! :whistling:
banned#16
barriey
:w00t:ROTFL! :whistling:


lollll :-D :-D :-D
#17
i bought my pass plus certificate looool
#18
Don't waste time or money! If they're doing it just to lower the insurance, there's no point, it won't. If he's doing it to learn to be a better driver, fine. A friend is a high speed pursuit traffic cop who went through months of training and has done it for years... They get absolutely no discount whatsoever!!
banned#19
it does lower the discount slightly depending on who you go with
#20
schizoboy
Alot of countries already have motorway and other skills in their driving tests.
UK has a good record on safety, but it could easily go further I would hope what is taught in pass plus will be included in driving test today, but no doubt it'll make the driving test over £100 but considering the benefit it's worth it.

How can someone who has never been tested on a highspeed road be allowed on it???

Pass Plus is worth it just for the extra experience, skills and confidence.


You learn on dual carriage ways, so you should have experience on quick roads.
#21
[email protected]
Crazy, innit?

Not as bad as Spain where you are restricted to 55mph after passing - makes new drivers even more dangerous IMHO...i


DangerGod
i dont understand how that would make it MORE dangerous?


Because if you are on a road where the speed limit is over that then going slow will cause problems like other cars trying to overtake etc. It can be just as dangerous going too slow as it can going too fast

I did pass plus and was glad I did. Its 6 hours extra tuition and can be any area of driving that you want a bit of extra help in (e.g. night time driving, country lanes, motorway). I concentrated on motorway driving. Until my pass plus I did not go on a motorway, since doing the pass plus I am confident driving on a motorway.

Motorway driving is not just about going faster, you need to understand about how and when to change lanes, entering and exiting the motorway, reading the signs etc. Is something you should be taught IMO, I think everyone should have a motorway lesson

Dunno about insurance cost (I have a motability car so they sort the insurance out) but it will bring my excess down to the same as an experienced driver over 25, whereas it would be double without the pass plus certificate (22yr old new driver)
#22
I did Pass Plus a couple of years ago. I found it helpful for the extra driving experience, particularly going on the motorway for the first time. We went for a nice trip to the seaside, out on the motorway and back on country roads.

It didn't help with my insurance, though, because only a few insurers consider it, and I got a better deal elsewhere.
#23
i never done it and i only pay £551 insurance fully comp per year and im 18 :) i did look at doing the pass plus but it was only taking the insurance down by about £50 so i didn't think it was worth it. HTH
banned#24
pass plus is only worth it if your still not very confident

on the insurance side of things some insurers dont alter a quote for pass plus and the ones that do are usually more expensive in the first place so in the end your not really making a saving

my advice would be save 70 quid and put towards insurance and take a family member with a full license and experience with you on your first drive and motorway trip:thumbsup:
#25
rm13_hammer
pass plus is only worth it if your still not very confident

on the insurance side of things some insurers dont alter a quote for pass plus and the ones that do are usually more expensive in the first place so in the end your not really making a saving

my advice would be save 70 quid and put towards insurance and take a family member with a full license and experience with you on your first drive and motorway trip:thumbsup:

Totally agree :thumbsup:
#26
hmmmm... I never did it myself.

I just wondered that if it would make any difference to insurance at all, as he's 22 now... I would have thought it'd be more worthwhile for someone 17/18... any thoughts?
banned#27
paperclip
hmmmm... I never did it myself.

I just wondered that if it would make any difference to insurance at all, as he's 22 now... I would have thought it'd be more worthwhile for someone 17/18... any thoughts?


dont bother

or check quotes with and without it for comparison

wouldnt make a diff much tho so dont bother

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