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Kirklees? Enhanced Pass Plus Scheme

Young Drivers, 2007

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).

http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/ answers/roadsafety/driverscheme.shtml