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How do you define a good driver?

One who is courteous to pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists on the road? One who respects the communities they drive through? One who drives with care?

We think all of the above. A good driver – or perhaps we should call them a social driver – is someone who drives from A to B and no one notices that they have ever been on the road.

Here at the Road Safety Team we have a range of services and courses to help and support drivers – regardless if you have just passed your test or if you have been driving for years. We are also here to help you when things go wrong for not just drivers but passengers too.

We don’t teach people to drive.

We leave that to the professionals – instructors registered with the Driving Standards Agency.


Find out all you need about learning to drive by clicking here.

For the most up-to-date information about Gloucestershire’s roads, click here.

You and your Licence

Road Legal

As a driver you are responsible for ensuring that the vehicle you are using is legal and that all of the documents are available. Make sure that documents with a time limit are still valid, such as the road tax....

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Help When Things Go Wrong

Help when things go wrong

Sometimes things can go wrong. When that happens we are here to help. If you have been involved in a collision or a near-miss you may need someone to turn to for advice and support.  By changing your behaviour you...

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New Driver

New Driver

Drive for Life is our programme for new drivers and passengers. We know that getting your license will be one of the best things that ever happens to you. With a license, you have freedom, independence and a space of...

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Travelling as a car passenger is something which thousands of people in Gloucestershire do every day and part of that experience is to avoid distracting the driver and always wear the seatbelt. Wearing the belt became law in 1983 and...

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