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Many thanks to instructor Steve Clouder of Biggin Hill who took me out today after a nine-year absence from driving … He was very patient, had a great sense of humour, and put me at my ease immediately. This is such a brilliant idea, so many thanks to the AA for making it all possible.
Development of a free driving course for nervous drivers has won the AA Charitable Trust a prestigious road safety award.
If you're a qualified driver who'd like refresher driver training to increase your confidence on the road, you could be eligible for free training with one of the AA's qualified driving instructors.
Many inexperienced drivers will risk new fines for careless driving on motorways. The AA Drive Confident course can ensure that you're aware of the issues involved with the careless driving penalties, and have enough driving skill and confidence to avoid them.
Apply for a free Drive Confident course
The AA Charitable Trust for Road Safety and the Environment is offering free courses of two hours' guided tuition for qualified drivers who need refresher training.
The in-car sessions will include:
There's no test at the end of the course – the sessions are simply about helping you become a more confident driver.
The two hours of training are totally free of charge. We'll assess your details to see if you meet the criteria and if you're successful we'll phone you to arrange your driving sessions.
If you've passed your test but you're not sure about driving on motorways, refresh your skills and increase your confidence with our motorway lessons.
You can book a minimum of two hours with one of our fully-qualified driving instructors, who will give you valuable guidance and feedback. You’ll have in-car lessons supported by an accompanying motorway driving workbook.
Driving on a motorway may seem daunting, but our instructors aim to give you the confidence and skills to tackle any route.
We'll help you to:
The government has announced that they are to introduce new penalties to tackle tailgating and middle-lane hogs under a new careless driving fixed penalty offence.
The changes will give the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for some forms of careless driving, freeing them from resource-intensive court processes. The fixed penalty will also enable the police to offer educational training as an alternative to endorsement. Drivers will still be able to appeal any decision in court.
Our motorway lessons will cover the awareness and skills you'll need to avoid these new penalties.
Motorway lessons are charged at our standard post-test rates. For more information about motorway lessons and costs, call one of our advisers on 0330 100 7474.
Once you pass your test you can drive on the roads unaccompanied, but it’s important to remember that you are still an inexperienced driver.
Pass Plus is a scheme designed by the Driving Standards Agency, with the help of the motor insurance and driving instruction industries, to help new drivers to gain confidence and experience after they pass their test.
Pass Plus pupils display green 'P plates' on their vehicle and receive in-car tuition on:
With Pass Plus, you could reduce your car insurance premiums or get an extra no-claims bonus.
Our Drive Smart Charity helps new drivers who have passed their test in the past year and who have had an accident or licence penalty points during that time.
Free places are still available - find out more here.
If you're a qualified driver, find out how you could save money by improving fuel efficiency, as well as having a refresher in driving safety, take a look at our Drive Smart initiative.
Apply for a free Drive Smart course
Whether you’re a new driver or an experienced one, Drive Smart can help you to:
You can sign up for more Drive Smart lessons if you think you have more to learn.
For more information about Drive Smart lessons and costs, call one of our advisers on 0330 100 7474.
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