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Pass Plus modules

About Pass Plus

Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers. It was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience. Pass Plus builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, to help you become a more confident driver.

Who can do Pass Plus training?

You can take a Pass Plus course at any time, but it’s mainly aimed at new drivers in the first year after passing their test.

Pass Plus consists of six modules about driving in different conditions:

in town

in all weathers

on rural roads

at night

on dual carriageways

on motorways

The first module has two parts. It begins with an introduction to Pass Plus, explaining the course aims and the skills and knowledge to be covered. The second part is a practical session covering the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport. You'll focus on:

observation, judgement and awareness

eye contact

consideration for vulnerable road users

showing caution

keeping space around your car

This module will be covered as much as possible in a practical session. You’ll focus on correct speed, safe stopping distances, plus seeing and being seen in:


sleet, snow and ice

mist and fog

bright sunshine

You’ll also look at skidding, and:

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how to prevent skids

correcting slow-speed skids


This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:

observing the road ahead

making progress safely

bends, hills, uneven roads and dead ground

keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead

safe overtaking

It focuses especially on being aware and showing consideration for:

pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road

farm entrances

slow moving vehicles

It also covers the correct use of a horn, coping with mud and debris on the road and how to use passing places.

This covers the important parts of driving at night, dawn and dusk. You'll learn about:

the importance of using headlights correctly

adjusting to the dark

judging speed and distance

the correct use of lights and keeping them clean

dealing with dazzle

hard-to-see road users

parking issues

Dual carriageways are high speed roads where the two carriageways are separated by a central reservation. You’ll need to have particular skills, including:

effective observation, using your mirrors and checking blind spots

judgement and planning ahead

separation distances

joining and leaving a dual carriageway

overtaking and lane discipline

the correct use of speed

This should be a practical session if possible. If there is no motorway nearby, it will be covered in a theory session. You should drive on a motorway as soon as you can afterwards so you can put the theory into practice.

The topics covered include:

journey planning

joining and leaving a motorway, and using slip roads

safe speeds in different circumstances

effective observation

signs, signals and markings

overtaking and lane discipline

courtesy to other road users

motorway fatigue

breakdown procedures

use of lights, including hazard warning lights

debris on the carriageway