Did you know that the most dangerous roads to drive on according to the Department of Transport Statistics 2016 are rural roads? You can experience many hazards on this type of road such as farm vehicles pulling out from fields / side roads, mud on the road, no kerbs or street lights which hide dangers on the road, not to mention pedestrians walking in the road due to having no footpaths to use!
In Great Britain in 2016, 51% of fatalities occurred on rural roads compared with 5% on motorways and 44% on urban roads. Serious injuries were 72% on urban roads. Apparently the Fire Service attend a lot of accidents in urban roads whereby a student has walked out in front of a vehicle as they are used to looking the other way to walk across, as in their country their drivers drive on the right! Urban areas have more ‘low impact’ accidents but a high percentage of accidents within urban routes happen whilst emerging from a junction and where motorcyclists and cyclists can be hidden from view by the motorist.
Research shows that we look more at our Satellite Navigation system when driving rather than looking out for pedestrians. This is where advanced driver training techniques can refresh your skills and demonstrate where and how you should be looking when driving and reinforces those skills that you were given when you initially passed your driving test.
Don’t you find that the hardest speed to keep to in an urban area is 30mph? Why is this? Do you use 4th gear when driving your motorhome or campervan in a 30mph limit / downhill and find that you go over the 30mph limit? Why is this? A lot has changed with driver training from when we initially passed our driving test and these are things that we can help and train you with.
Your Driver Trainer will be Anita Haddon-Davies who not only has extensive experience of driving Campervans and Motorhomes, but she is exemplary at writing driver training reports and a ‘Driver Report’ and ‘Certificate of Competence’ leading on from your driver training session will be supplied to you.
You may be purchasing a new campervan or motorhome, long wheel base or short wheel base, and require some instruction on how to manoeuvre your vehicle correctly from a right reverse to a bay park, motorway driving, urban driving. Whatever your driving needs, we can help you. Training is charged on an hourly basis recommending either a half day or full day’s training, with a qualified Driving Instructor.
Training would be for either a half day (3 hours – may be longer if 2 people sharing training e.g 4 hours) or a full day (6 hours) on either a 1-1 or 2-1 basis – it’s up to you.
£30 per hour. Please contact Anita on 07983 881013 to discuss your needs further.
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to check that your Campervan or Motorhome is covered for driver training and confirmation of this will need to be provided to us from your insurance company. Some campervans and motorhomes are insured for ‘Business Use’ in order to carry out driver training in YOUR vehicle OR you may be using a leased vehicle that will be covered for the purposes of receiving driver training.
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I have had fantastic tuition from your company today. The Driving Instructor was so helpful, patient, and gave me great tips to avoid crunching those gears. Would highly recommend your Campervan and Motorhome driver training sessions. Thank you!
Driver One: I was pleased to find a driving instructor who could help me to understand the different techniques I would need to drive this 24 ft long motorhome. I have found the training immensely useful and I am most grateful for Anita’s teachings and advice. Thank you, I now have more confidence in keeping myself and others safe!
Driver two: First class training, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Learnt a lot, especially that I need to re-read the Highway Code! Thank you very much