Now you have your independence it can also be a costly issue.
The cost of car insurance is based on not only the car you are driving but the actual drivers. New drivers may find that the cost of insurance is high in the first few years until you can prove that you have reached a high level of experience. Costs are also based on age and therefore a younger inexperienced driver will have to pay a high premium.
So what can you do about this?
Pass Plus is a six module course designed by the DVSA to help achieve a higher level of experience. The modules consist of the following:
- Module 1 – Town/city driving
- Module 2 – All weather driving
- Module 3 – Out of town/rural roads
- Module 4 – Night driving
- Module 5 – Dual carriageways
- Module 6 – Motorways
The cost of Pass Plus is £170.00 and this will be taken over a minimum of six hours. This can be completed in 1 day or over a course of several days depending on how you wish to complete this. Once completed you are sent a certificate which can then be handed to your insurance company.
You may wish to check with your insurance company to see for yourself who much this course may save you long term before making the decision to complete this course.