Improve skills, new drivers advised

Young drivers would be well advised to improve their driving skills once they have passed their initial test, a car insurance provider has said.

According to Norwich Union, successfully passing post-test driving courses can have both financial and physical safety benefits.

Pass Plus – a scheme set up by the Driving Standards Agency – is one such programme, teaching advanced and consolidated skills to drivers that have just passed their test.

A spokesperson for Norwich Union said the company recommends ongoing and regular training for all new drivers.

“It can help them with their road safety skills,”, he said, adding that many insurers offer a discount for successful completion of such courses.

“We give a ten per cent discount for people that have taken the Pass Plus scheme – a lot of insurers will be offering some kind of discount,” he said.

According to the Department for Transport, road casualties are down four per cent this year, compared to 2006.

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