No matter what your experience, drivers always have to be aware of what is going on around them. Day-to-day travelling can present us with various challenges which sometimes may take us by surprise and in some cases cause collisions.
The Neath Port Talbot Road Safety Team has joined with the Driving Standards Agency to provide training to suit the needs of the driver who may been away from the wheel for a period or someone who may feel that the busier roads are getting more difficult to handle.
We have produced the Drive For Life Course. A refresher experience that has been tailored to suit people ranging from drivers who have not been on the road for some years to those who do not drive regularly, and only then short distances. People are often aware that their knowledge and skills may be in need of improvement and this is often identified by the individual themselves or maybe a concerned friend or even a relative.
The Drive For Life course consists of a morning in a relaxed discussion period with a Driving Standards Agency fleet driving instructor who is a former Police advanced Instructor. It looks at the topics you want to learn more about and topics may include:
- Choice of speed
- Seasonal driving tips
- The latest changes in the rules of the road
- Looking ahead to plan your driving at hazards
- Safer and fuel efficient driving
- Motorway driving
After the morning session you are introduced to your on road Approved Driving Instructor. You will be given practical coaching in a car provided to develop your skills on a variety of road types. Some may wish to concentrate on an area of driving or a particular road, for example a motorway, so time is allocated to accommodate your individual needs.
The course raises drivers confidence and driving ability and may even attract a discount from insurers. Those attending have a greater awareness of what is needed from them to drive safely and they in turn will help keep the roads of our County a safer place to use.
When is the course?
The course is one day and is held on weekdays and aims to deliver the advice needed by each individual who attends. Up to ten drivers are trained per course. There is no minimum or maximum age range and everyone is welcome to come along and benefit from this initiative to improve road safety.
How much is the course?
The course is free to Neath Port Talbot residents or to drivers who work within the County Borough.
How to book?
To reserve a place on the course, please contact the Road Safety Team: