Kirklees? Enhanced Pass Plus Scheme
Kirklees Council uses a ground breaking driver training strategy to target high risk driver groups including its subsidised Enhanced Pass Plus scheme which aims to reduce this crash involvement by:
- Increasing the drivers’ awareness of human factors that effect driving performance and their particular impact on novice drivers.
- Improving their ability to analyse near misses and self-evaluate driving performance, thereby becoming self-improving.
- An improvement in attitude towards the driving task.
The Kirklees scheme is based upon the Driving Standards Agency’s (DSA) Pass Plus Scheme. The main incentive for a novice driver is a reduced insurance premium.
Kirklees has enhanced the DSA’s six modules: motorways, night driving, dual carriageways, all-weather driving, driving out of town, and town driving with three further enhancements.
Only 6% of the Kirklees Enhanced Pass Plus participants reported being involved in a collision 3 months post-course compared to 23% of the control group (which consisted of clients from the standard pass plus scheme).