Young Aberdeenshire drivers have given their approval of the Pass Plus course
and they have explained the benefits that they see for other young drivers.
Read Callum's Story
Callum Ross, a young Aberdeenshire driver, has written a detailed story of his experiences
in taking tha Pass Plus course. Read Callum's Story
Read Other Young Drivers' Comments
Rosie Lawson from Alford says:
Doing Pass Plus was an invaluable experience to take part in. Before I did
Pass Plus, I was still unsure about the right ways to do things and would often
get into a panic thinking I was doing something wrong. However Pass Plus gave
me confidence in my driving and has taught me many ways to be a safer driver. I
do believe I am now a safer driver as I learnt new skills that I hadn't learnt
in my initial driving lessons. It was also great to have someone to clarify
contradictory road rules that I was getting confused about. All in all, I am so
grateful to have been given the opportunity to do Pass Plus, I think it is an
excellent resource for new drivers, and I only hope that other drivers will be
given this opportunity. I will definitely be recommending Pass Plus to all my
friends. Thank you for giving me this chance!
Fiona Bell from Inverurie says:
Completing the Pass Plus driving course was an invaluable experience.
When you prepare to pass your driving test that is all you do "prepare to pass"
where as Pass Plus goes that one step further. Pass Plus goes past the manoeuvres
and faces the reality of driving. I gained a lot of confidence in my driving as
well as learning to take in everything around me, not just the road in front.
Pass Plus also gave me advice on how to cope with different driving conditions
and on the whole taught me how to be a more careful, confident and considerate
driver. This has been reflected by the fact my insurance has almost halved showing
that Pass Plus is very highly thought of. I would recommend it to any young driver!
Robert Klinck from Kemnay says:
I think that more young drivers should undertake the Pass Plus driving
scheme as it makes you a more able and confident driver. The experience gained
from the Pass Plus is beneficial particularly in the Aberdeenshire area due to
all of the twisty country roads which are so common. The price of the course is
more than made up for in reduction of insurance premiums, I saved around £300 more
than worth while in my opinion.
Julie Farquhar from Huntly says:
I was fortunate enough to be given the chance to take part in the Pass
Plus driving course through The Gordon Schools. I found the course to be a
great experience, which has increased my awareness on the road and has also
given me confidence in different driving situations, for example on busy dual
carriageways, in towns and on rural roads. I feel I have improved as a driver,
as when I am on the road, the safety of myself and others around me is always
in mind. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity and would highly
recommend the Pass Plus driving course to all!
Rona Nealgrove from Westhill says:
I found that the Pass Plus gives a greater experience of varied
driving conditions - such as driving at night, and on motorways. This is an
excellent way of improving and developing driving skills under controlled
conditions with an Approved Instructor.
Already, in my short career as a driver I have witnessed some unsafe driving
and I believe that every driver should take the opportunity to improve their
driving skills, observation and awareness of road hazards and conditions by
attending courses such as the Pass Plus and Advanced Driving.
There is an extra bonus to those who have sat their Pass Plus. Not only does
it give the extra skills and experience, but it is recognised by many insurance
companies who offer reduced premiums by up to 30% for young drivers with this
qualification. This can amount to a saving of up to £400. Grants are available
from local councils to assist with the cost of the Pass Plus course, the cost of
which is really outweighed by the benefits obtained.
I am convinced that ALL young drivers should undertake this training following
their Driving Test in order to improve road safety.
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