What is Advanced Driving?

The advanced driving test is a special exam for motorists who can drive to a skill level substantially above average, and candidates who passed are called advanced drivers. It does not affect the driver’s own licence. The test is available for cars and motorbikes. (Our group only tutors car drivers at the moment…)

Most candidates need advanced lessons before the advanced test. By joining our group – you get a free initial assessment test and a written report. You then get allocated a “GOLD” standard tutor – who will offer you up to 10 sessions (free of charge) in your own car, somewhere away from your home address.

It is based on Roadcraft, the police driving system. It was introduced in 1956 to improve driving standards, following principles set out by the Metropolitan Police. It is open to anyone who has passed the standard driving test, but only a small fraction of drivers choose to have advanced driver training or take an advanced test

Examiners all hold a Police Advanced Driving Certificate. The test covers 30 to 40 miles on different types of road, from town to country, city and country. Students will have trained in all areas and have to demonstrate the techniques and methods they’ve learned.

Advanced driving, is defined as “The ability to control the position and speed of the vehicle safely, systematically and smoothly using road and traffic conditions to make reasonable progress unobtrusively, with skill and responsibility. This requires a positive but courteous attitude and a high standard of driving competence based on concentration, effective all round observation, anticipation and planning co-ordinated with good handling skills. The vehicle should always be at the right place on the road at the right time, travelling at the right speed with the correct gear engaged and can always be stopped safely in the distance that can be seen to be clear.