What is Advanced Driving?
“Advanced driving is the ability to control the position and speed of the vehicle safely, systematically and smoothly, using road and traffic conditions to progress unobtrusively with skill and responsibility. This skill requires a positive but courteous attitude and a high standard of driving competence based on concentration, effective all round observation, anticipation, and planning. This must be coordinated with good handling skills. The vehicle will always be at the right speed with the correct gear engaged and can always be stopped safely on its own side of the road in the distance that can be seen to be clear.”
The benefits to becoming an Advanced Driver
RoADAR advanced driver:
I have been driving for years, what can you teach me?
A comment that has been heard by many RoADAR Tutors over the years. In truth, for many people, it is not about teaching you anything new it is about improving the skills that you already have. Many people do not realise the potential consequences of their acquired habits until they are pointed out.
Smoother safer progress
By helping you to improve your observation, planning and vehicle control you can progress in a safer, smoother and easier manner. This will reduce stress and fatigue for yourself and your passengers and reduce wear and tear on your vehicle. Who knows it may one day save a life, possibly yours or someone dear to you.
Enjoy Your Driving
You’ll enjoy driving more and feel much less stressed. Good observation and planning enable you to deal with situations in a smooth and controlled manner, avoiding excessive braking and acceleration. In so doing not only will you reduce your fuel consumption you will also make the drive safer and more comfortable for yourself and your passengers.
Improve Your Confidence
You’ll feel much more confident, both in your own driving and in your ability to deal with the behaviour of other road users.
Reduce Your Collision Risk
It will help you to avoid making mistakes and mis-judgments that lead to crashes, and help you cope with the mistakes of other road users.
Improve Your Fuel Consumption
You’ll spend less money on fuel, and cause less harm to the environment, because your driving will be smoother and more systematic, with progressive acceleration and braking together with appropriate use of gears.
Ensure Less Wear and Tear on Your Vehicle
Your car (possibly the second most expensive item you own) will last longer and may have a higher resale value.
Lower Your Insurance Premiums
You may be eligible to receive insurance discounts – make sure you tell your insurer what extra training you’ve taken.
By joining a driving group, you can meet other like-minded people.