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All about Pass Plus

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Pass PlusPass Plus – the scheme that is designed to make young drivers safer on the roads, giving them more experience with a driving instructor present as well as lowering insurance costs. Sounds like a win-win all round.

Statistics show that younger drivers (under 25) make up those more likely to be involved in accidents and incidents, mainly due to their lack of experience on the road. After they have passed their driving test, they are left to themselves and this can sometime cause problems. On the road, confidence is a big thing. Of course, all drivers are prone to getting too complacent after their tests, but the Pass Plus scheme is designed to counter this and instil more knowledge, awareness and confidence.

According to government data, young drivers are involved in the following statistics:

• One in five young drivers are involved in car crashes and accidents within a year of passing their driving tests

• Males under 21 are most likely to be in a car accident, and 10x more likely than an older man

• Younger drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident at night versus experienced drivers

Pass Plus offers additional road experience under the watchful eye of an approved driving instructor. Anyone is able to take part in the Pass Plus scheme, not just new drivers, although it is apparent that they would be ones that would get the most benefit from it.

Pass Plus includes: 

• Driving in a busy town centre

• All weather driving

• Driving on rural roads

• Driving at night

• Dual carriageway driving

• Driving on motorways

Many driving instructors offer the scheme, but it does come at a cost as well as a cost for the final test. It is worth investigating to see whether your local council offer a discount. 

Additional driving experience coupled with the potential to have cheaper insurance should sound like a scheme worth taking up. 

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