2 hours free AA motorway lesson
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2 hours free AA motorway lesson

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Found 15th Oct 2015
2 hours of free qualified driver lesson for motorway driving with an AA Driving Instructor. Funded by the AA charitable trust for improving motorway driving.
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Looks like a very good find op
This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in the middle lane overtaking nothing but air must cost the economy millions of pounds each year and cause loads of accidents. I do a lot of motorway driving and it irritates the life out of me.
Great thing I should be part off the lessons its such difrant thing to drive on a moterway and driving at night also part off lessons
Ideal Christmas present for the lady in your life
Do they do one for drifting as well?
Wadda

This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in … This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in the middle lane overtaking nothing but air must cost the economy millions of pounds each year and cause loads of accidents. I do a lot of motorway driving and it irritates the life out of me.



​i may be missing something, but if overtaking nothing but air,would that not indicate a clear Road and no congestion?
i need a lesson on how to do stunts...
violentj

​i may be missing something, but if overtaking nothing but air,would that … ​i may be missing something, but if overtaking nothing but air,would that not indicate a clear Road and no congestion?



Apart from every car behind travelling faster now has to use a three-lane motorway as a dual carriageway. Then one person has to brake because the right hand lane is congested and you have a PHANTOM TRAFFIC JAM while middle-laner carries on as though nothing is wrong.
Edited by: "MDrX" 16th Oct 2015
Just passed my test yesterday, great find! Was a little scared of trying motorways!
Wadda

This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in … This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in the middle lane overtaking nothing but air must cost the economy millions of pounds each year and cause loads of accidents. I do a lot of motorway driving and it irritates the life out of me.



I'm sorry, with this education we could learn to disregard the speed limit and move in a lane to let the queue of traffic determined to box one in behind the next lorry continue their congested procession at rakish 71mph.
you just ring the number at the bottom of the page? asking because I couldn't see a direct message for this free motorway course.
Fill out the application form which states free course
Wadda

This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in … This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in the middle lane overtaking nothing but air must cost the economy millions of pounds each year and cause loads of accidents. I do a lot of motorway driving and it irritates the life out of me.



Or even just drivers sticking to the middle lane, the middle lane safety 'myth'
They should do one specifically for Audi and BMW drivers. Teaching them where the indicators are when switching lanes, or for those that have actually mastered where they are, the art of signalling before actually moving the vehicle.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 16th Oct 2015
zaphodbb

I'm sorry, with this education we could learn to disregard the speed … I'm sorry, with this education we could learn to disregard the speed limit and move in a lane to let the queue of traffic determined to box one in behind the next lorry continue their congested procession at rakish 71mph.



No simply use the left lane when the road ahead is clear. As stated in rule 264 of the Highway code! Nothing to do with speed limits. Right hand lanes on the motorway are for overtaking.

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Edited by: "Wadda" 16th Oct 2015
violentj

​i may be missing something, but if overtaking nothing but air,would that … ​i may be missing something, but if overtaking nothing but air,would that not indicate a clear Road and no congestion?


Totally right and that means you should be in the left lane
Gentatsu

Just passed my test yesterday, great find! Was a little scared of trying … Just passed my test yesterday, great find! Was a little scared of trying motorways!



Safest place to drive. Only 3% of accidents happen on the motorway. The majority happen at junctions and roundabouts.
Not all applicants will be accepted, apparently. It will depend, in part, on your perceived need for the course:

Your instructor is a self-employed franchisee ("Your Instructor") of Automobile Association Developments Limited.
Eligibility for selection for this free course is assessed by AA Driving School based upon the information provided and includes criteria such as Your training needs. Eligibility for this offer is also based upon You submitting all Your contact details including name, address, phone number and email address and that by undertaking this course You agree that AA Driving School can send You a follow-up questionnaire at three-, six- and twelve-monthly intervals within the twelve months following completion of the course.
Wadda

Safest place to drive. Only 3% of accidents happen on the motorway. The … Safest place to drive. Only 3% of accidents happen on the motorway. The majority happen at junctions and roundabouts.



It's mainly the idea of going that fast and with a little swerve, I could have an accident. I imagine if I get used it, after a few hours, I should be fine. This is a good way of doing that in a more controlled environment, which is great!
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Love to give it a go - live in Rural Norfolk and it takes nearly 2 hours drive to get to a motorway!
Here's the form and terms and conditions:

https://www.theaa.com/driving-school/improve-your-driving/drive-motorway-course.do

Eligibility terms:

Eligibility for selection for this free course is assessed by AA Driving School based upon the information provided and includes criteria such as Your training needs. Eligibility for this offer is also based upon You submitting all Your contact details including name, address, phone number and email address and that by undertaking this course You agree that AA Driving School can send You a follow-up questionnaire at three-, six- and twelve-monthly intervals within the twelve months following completion of the course. This will be to measure how well You think You have improved Your driving skills and fuel economy. The results of this survey may be used for marketing and promotion purposes but the identity of all participants will remain anonymous. The AA Driving School will aim to contact successful applicants within 10 working days of Your initial application, to confirm if You have been successful.
Cheers!
Can I do this while being on a Provisional License?
fizzypop10

Can I do this while being on a Provisional License?



No, you can't drive on a Motorway with a Provisional licence.
fizzypop10

Can I do this while being on a Provisional License?


Not allowed to drive on motorways without a full driving licence, I'm afraid.
Thanks for this OP, hopefully will get onto it and give me more confidence on motorways in future!
Wadda

This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in … This should be compulsory. The amount of congestion caused by drivers in the middle lane overtaking nothing but air must cost the economy millions of pounds each year and cause loads of accidents. I do a lot of motorway driving and it irritates the life out of me.



or the police could just do their jobs and prosecute drivers for middle lane hogging
I would say give this to the lane hoggers on the M25, but I was raised where the nearest Motorway was 1 hour away. Maybe its just what you're taught in this area...
Can provisional license holder get this offer who already taking lesson by AA.
violentj

​i may be missing something (Such as capitalisation?), but if overtaking n … ​i may be missing something (Such as capitalisation?), but if overtaking nothing but air,would that not indicate a clear Road and no congestion?


not at all.
Left hand lane empty
Middle lane hogged by **** doing 60
Middle lane behind **** big queue
Right hand lane becomes congested by people pulling out to overtake ****.
Moron leaves it late to pull out to overtake ****, causes sensible driver to brake hard
Sensible driver hit by other car in congestion caused by ****
Queue of people behind **** & moron now going nowhere
People sat at work when **** caused all of this get home an hour later than normal due to further congestion.
**** carries on oblivious.
PLEASE ENSURE THIS OFFER REACHES ANY LANE HOGGING RETARDS YOU MAY KNOW

Motorway driving should be made a compulsory supplementary test that has to be taken within 3 months of a practical test pass.i believe this would lower the mortality figures on uk motorways
welsh ham

Motorway driving should be made a compulsory supplementary test that has … Motorway driving should be made a compulsory supplementary test that has to be taken within 3 months of a practical test pass.i believe this would lower the mortality figures on uk motorways


Sounds good in principle, the amount of people that fail to drive well on normal roads despite having passed the standard test though probably means it wouldn't help unfortunately
A lot of the "older" generation (and I'm in that category) were always advised to use the middle land for travelling on the motorway, as the inner lane was generally full of trucks and it gives you more options of where to go if things go wrong.

This is a problem, because once you're taught that way it's really difficult to change (don't preach at me, I use Lane 1 to travel in, Lane 2 to overtake, Lane 3 to overtake if Lane 2 has slower moving traffic.... and the Hard Shoulder if all three lanes are blocked )

People do need some motorway experience though, it would be quite nice if "they" (BMW drivers) used their mirrors before pulling out into Lane 3 when everybody else suddenly moves into Lane 2, there might be a reason for it.
andiejn

not at all.Left hand lane emptyMiddle lane hogged by **** doing 60Middle … not at all.Left hand lane emptyMiddle lane hogged by **** doing 60Middle lane behind **** big queueRight hand lane becomes congested by people pulling out to overtake ****.Moron leaves it late to pull out to overtake ****, causes sensible driver to brake hardSensible driver hit by other car in congestion caused by ****Queue of people behind **** & moron now going nowherePeople sat at work when **** caused all of this get home an hour later than normal due to further congestion.**** carries on oblivious.PLEASE ENSURE THIS OFFER REACHES ANY LANE HOGGING RETARDS YOU MAY KNOW



but why would the middle lane have a queue behind if the left lane is clear? not saying lane hoggers are okay but just saying
bhan

Can provisional license holder get this offer who already taking lesson … Can provisional license holder get this offer who already taking lesson by AA.



as above mentioned no provisional license holder is allowed on any motorway, your AA instructor won't take you on motorway neither any other until you pass your full driving licence.
I was coming onto the m40 from the m25 following some guy, and he pulled into the 3rd lane of a 4 lane motorway, swerving around too. I felt the need to undertake with a one lane gap as I felt this was the safest option for me, only time I have ever done it
Force your way onto the motorway without indicating to other motorists as you join then sit in the middle lane for your entire journey whilst doing no more than 50mph...........just like everyone else .
Banned
marty-401

Do they do one for drifting as well?



​in tokyo its compulsory
Banned
I wanted to give this a go - I've never been on the motorway
It seems you have to open up your details to marketing, though, unless you write to the Data Protection Office at AA to opt out. Is there an easier way out of this? Can you book over the phone without giving consent?
Thanks
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