The Arrive Alive website has received an email with a link to some amazing driving skills on display! How fewer accidents would we have if all of our drivers undergo advanced driver training?
It is estimated that 80% of drivers regards themselves as “good drivers”. Many have never been confronted with sudden emergency on the roads – and they will most likely lack the necessary skills to avoid the dangers…
What is advanced driving?
Advanced Driving has been described 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. The 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 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.”
We have emphasized on the Car Insurance Blog that you may reduce your accident premiums by focusing on the way that you drive. Many insurance companies will reward the client who can prove that he has made the effort to become a safer driver and is able to present an advanced driving certificate from an accredited driving school or academy.
Driver instructors across the globe aim to raise driving standards by increasing the competence of drivers. Even though most drivers think they are both safer and more skilful than the average driver, in 95% of accidents human error, mainly unsafe driving practices, is the major cause.
Advanced Driving Courses and Tests were designed to contribute to road safety and reduce the likelihood of an accident. By working on the skills of drivers, these drivers re-evaluate their ability to spot hazards early and this leads to safer driving. Advanced drivers are also less prone to the frustrations that lead to road rage.
What are the advantages of Advanced Driving Training for Road Safety?
The most important advantages of Advanced Driver Training are:
- It makes motorists better, safer and more competent drivers.
- Drivers will be more confident as their driving will be safer and more systematic.
- Reduced motoring costs with less wear and tear on your vehicle.
- Usage of the brakes, clutch, gears will be smooth and in sync with the car, and the road.
- Possible lowering of insurance premiums.
- Reduced levels of driving stress.
- Improved fuel consumption
We would like to urge all drivers to enquire about the availability of safe and advanced driver training. You may not only be able to reduce insurance premiums – but also avoid the trauma of serious and fatal accidents!