All courses will include an introduction which will stress the target of improvement to observation, judgement and decision making! The course will include six modules, which will be repeated and may overlap to a degree but each part will also have to be discussed and practiced within the course. However, most discussion can take place whilst on the move.
- Module 1 – Town Driving. If you live, learn and pass in Sheffield, you are likely to have some experience of driving in Sheffield city centre. If not, this will be your chance. If you have experience of driving through the centre of Sheffield, then your instructor will take you to another town and encourage you to show independence in dealing with one way systems, dense traffic, confusing road layouts etc.
- Mod 2 – All Weather. We can’t book the weather, so if we’re mot “lucky enough” to have rain, fog, snow, ice and low sunshine in the same course, this will be a discussion on how to drive in these conditions, which lights to use, how to keep windows clear etc.
- Mod 3 – Out of Town / Rural. Winding, narrow or long straight country roads are mile for mile the deadliest roads. Anticipating bends, tractors, animals, hill crests whilst making good progress are key parts to this section. Sheffield is surrounded by such roads and a trip to Manchester via the Snake or Woodhead would be a great way to cover these elements.
- Mod 4 – Night Driving. A pass plus course in June might mean no actual night driving, but in December, most of the course will be in the dark. Things like dealing with junctions, parking and judging speed in the dark will be covered here.
- Mod 5 – Dual Carriageways. We’re not talking about Halifax Rd or Prince of Wales Rd here. Although such roads have a lot to teach you, this module is best covered on the A1, the East Lancs Road or other high speed routes. Planning ahead and judging whilst turning are among the main points to be covered.
- Mod 6 – Motorways. Learner drivers aren’t allowed on Motorways by law. Hopefully, you will book your pass plus to ensure your first drive on a M road is with your JDM instructor. A good long session means that you could well drive on several different M’Ways like the M1, M18 and M62.