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RoSPA Training with Colm Branigan


What is advanced driving?roadcraft 1

Advanced Driving is the ability to control the position and speed of the vehicle safely, systematically and smoothly, using road and traffic conditions to progress unobtrusively with skill and responsibility. This 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 will always be at the right speed with the correct gear engaged and can always be stopped safely on its own side of the road in the distance that can be seen to be clear.

Advanced Driving is based upon The System of Car Control as detailed in Roadcraft – The Police Driver Handbook. To gain a high grade in the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test. You will require a good knowledge of the current editions of Roadcraft & The Rules of the Road.



What are the benefits?

Reduce the risk of having a crash
Reduce the risk of having a crash Advanced drivers have been proven less likely to be involved in a road traffic incident.benefits 1

Improved Fuel Consumption
Advanced driving techniques teach you the most cost effective way to drive, to keep fuel consumption to a minimum.

Insurance Discounts
Most insurance companies will offer a discount on your private motoring premium when you achieve this standard.

Less wear and tear to your vehicle
By using the 'system of car control' techniques, your driving will be smoother, resulting in less wear and tear. 




The RoSPA Advanced Driving Test Gold Silver Bronze

RoSPA advanced driving test is regarded as the most comprehensive and challenging available to the public. It is monitored and approved by the Driving Standards Agency. The test lasts around 90 minutes, and is taken with a RoSPA Examiner, all of whom are serving or retired Police Officers. The RoSPA Advanced Driving Test is unique as it is graded Bronze, Silver or Gold. A RoSPA gold is the highest civilian driving standard available and the holder will be a master of his or her art. To see more about what is expected, download the Car Test Guidelines (PDF 127kb).

Unlike other Advanced Driving organisations, RoSPA encourage 3 yearly re-tests, to ensure that excellent driving standards are maintained. The re-test fee is included in your RoSPA yearly subscription costs


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