Find a driving instructor
Choose your instructor with care. Ask them:
- Are they registered as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)?
- What grade are they rather than how cheap are they. All ADI’s are graded by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).
- Do they deliver Drive IQ Pro?
- Do they embrace client centre learning and a coaching style of teaching?
New ways to find an ADI – Get the roadio app
The app is free, both to the student and their instructor.
Through it a student has their own driver profile, interacts with their instructor and gets feedback and records progress towards the test and beyond.
From early 2014 it will also provide direct access to Drive iQ e-learning resources.
Find out more at www.roadio.com
Passing your test is just the start. An advanced driving course can help you improve your skills, anticipation and make your driving experience even more enjoyable. It could also reduce your insurance premium. There are several options for you in Gloucestershire including:
- ROADAR (RoSPA advanced Drivers and Riders).
- IAM (Institute of Advanced Drivers) for Drivers, Riders and Cyclists.
- https://www.iamroadsmart.com – Gloucestershire Group of Advanced Motorists
- Diamond (Driving Instructors Association).
- www.cirencester-advanced-motorists.co.uk – Cirencester Group of Advanced Motorists
Under 17 Car Club & Pathfinder
The Road Safety Team support the Under 17 Car Club and they offer pre driver training courses based at Throckmorton Airfield.
Pathfinder is a practical and theoretical introduction for pre-licence drivers (aged 15 -16) delivered through an intensive 5 day programme.
Pathfinder introduces the essential driving skills and knowledge needed to enjoy a safe and long driving career and delivers a valuable understanding of how to drive safely, thoughtfully and within the law.
The applicant will typically drive their family car and be taught by a parent or guardian who will be supported and guided by a dedicated team of Pathfinder instructors.
For 15 and over www.under17driver.co.uk
For Students Under 15 www.under17-carclub.co.uk
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