Pass Plus gets the thumbs up
from young Aberdeenshire drivers
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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 One Young Driver's Story
A young Aberdeenshire driver, has written a detailed story of his experiences
in taking the Pass Plus course. Read His Story
Read Comments from a Parent
Read comments from a parent
Read Other Young Drivers' Comments
Thank you very much to the Westhill and Elrick Community Council for the pass plus grant.
I found that it helped with my confidence driving. It also gave me the opportunity to do
a motorway with a driving instructor so I did not have to experience a motorway by myself.
I would recommend it to other new drivers who think they would like a bit more experience or
if they would be doing a lot of driving by themselves.
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!
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. I would recommend it to any young driver!
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.
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!
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.
I am convinced that ALL young drivers should undertake this training following
their Driving Test in order to improve road safety.
A Parent's Comments
From a parents perspective, I was very grateful for the grant. Driving lessons are
very expensive and even once young drivers pass their test they are still learning
and haven't a great deal of experience doing long distance driving, and on motorways.
I was pleased my son had the opportunity to complete this course with his driving
instructor for more experience as he does do a lot of driving out with the city
centre and Westhill. It is my understanding that all new young drivers these days
go on to complete this course.
Had we not received the grant, it is unlikely my son would have done this so soon
after passing his test with a trained instructor due to funding. My son and his instructor
had a very good long distance drive, taking in new routes and experiences. He was very
tired by the end of the day but certainly worthwhile and a confidence builder for sure.
Thanks again for supporting new young drivers.
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