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advanced driving

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
all these threads about safe driving got me thinking.....

how difficult is it to do an advanced driving course. i dont mean difficult as in how hard is the test i mean how would i go about doing it? is it expensive? take a long time? do you have to go to specialist driving schools to do it? do you have to be a certain age/held a lisence for a certain amount of time or anything?

anyone here done it? do you think it was worth it?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmmmmm.... well it does sound like it would make you a very good driver but what about the course? is it expensive? take a long time? etc......
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by giggles3
    I heard that an advanced driving lisence thingy- will only last for a couple of years and that you have to keep retaking it-not sure if this is true or not though.

    well its not so much for the license cause thats pretty meaningless in the real world i just think it might be a good idea to be a better driver than most of the morons on the road and maybe protect myself.

    also doesnt it push your insurance premium down a little?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by octopus of doom
    well its not so much for the license cause thats pretty meaningless in the real world i just think it might be a good idea to be a better driver than most of the morons on the road and maybe protect myself.

    also doesnt it push your insurance premium down a little?

    can do if the insurance company recognises IAM membership.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There are two different tests - the IAM (the best known one) and the somethingsomething prevention of accidents one.

    The IAM is £85 altogether. http://www.iam.org.uk/
    Never done it, would like to, but I still suck.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Smash
    There are two different tests - the IAM (the best known one) and the somethingsomething prevention of accidents one.

    The IAM is £85 altogether. http://www.iam.org.uk/
    Never done it, would like to, but I still suck.

    hmmm.... is that £85 for just the test, or for a course?

    cause i couldnt just do the test id need to learn first. otherwise theres no point.

    if its £85 for a whole course thats really not that expensive.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Click the friggin' link! :razz:

    Yes, it's 85 squids altogether.
    *gets ideas*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would like to do something where they teach you how to control situations in the car, like how to deal with skids and stuff on icy conditions and things like that, and if the tire explodes. That would be useful stuff to know.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmmm the link is quite vague but i think its 85 for the test. it says to prepare for it you should contact your local IAM group or something so im guessing theres courses you can go on with them but im sure they cost extra.... i might have to do some research. even if its a couple of hundred quid total its still probably worth it, appart from anything else it would probably pay for itself in the money you would save on insurance not to mention the extra safety could be invaluable.

    and mist i would hope thats the kind of stuff they would teach you. thats half the point as far as im concerned.


    i should really learn something about car maintainence as well, i know absolutely nothing about whats inside my car. you turn the key and press the accelerator and it goes and tahts about the extent of my knowledge, it would be very helpful to know at least how to do basic stuff like jump starts and all the rest. see i cant even give examples of what i should know cause i dont even know that!

    last time i broke down the RAC were very good and helpful but still i felt very stupid when i couldnt even tell them what was wrong. just "er... i was driving and then it stopped and now it wont start again... fix it please!"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yah but then on a lot of modern cars there is fairly little the layman can do to fix things. They are designed to be maintainance free for the most part except oil and stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mist
    Yah but then on a lot of modern cars there is fairly little the layman can do to fix things. They are designed to be maintainance free for the most part except oil and stuff.

    well luckily or unluckily my car is far from modern.
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