Fact sheets Child Seats (new rules)
There is no magic to 'Advanced Driving' - Drivers already possess the knowledge and skill otherwise they would never get from A to B. Advanced driving is just honing those skills with a more in depth study of methods, combined with concentration and observation. The main objective is to become more aware of other drivers, your capabilities and to promote road safety.
One of the major organisations to promote this skill is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) through its Advanced Drivers and Riders (RoADAR). Groups of like-minded drivers exist all over the country, each with the same aim -- to share their knowledge and give their time freely to prepare prospective advanced drivers to take the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test. Join our group and, as soon as we are able, we will allocate an Approved Tutor to you who will accompany you in your own car and who will pass on to you the skills and techniques necessary to pass the Advanced Driving Test.
The test is conducted in your own car by an examiner who is either a retired or serving Police Officer holding a Class 1 Police Driving Certificate. Passes are graded as Gold, Silver or Bronze and a detailed written report on the test is given to you. Gold and Silver grades are subject to a retest every three years but Bronze holders are encouraged to re-test every twelve months until the Silver or Gold standard is achieved.
What does this all cost?
To join the local group the cost is currently £30.00 and £12 per year thereafter. The fee for taking the car test is £62.00 age 26 yrs and over and £57.00 age 25 yrs and under, and you pay this directly to RoSPA when you book your advanced test. When you have passed your advanced test and are a full member of the RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders, an annual fee of £30.00 is payable. This gives you a bi-monthly news magazine and covers the cost of your retest every third year.
On a lighter side? The Norfolk and Norwich Drivers group meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Cringleford (excluding August and December). The meetings usually centre around a speaker, generally having a topic associated with driving, road safety or local interest. We have a chat, a raffle and refreshments, we have a laugh or two and share our problems and opinions.
So why not fill in the application form and take another step along the road to becoming an Advanced Driver? If you want to know more please feel free either to email or phone me (preferably in the evening).
Please note that we do not provide Advanced Motorcyclist training at this time; however, a new Norfolk RoSPA Motorcycle Group has recently been formed. Please visit their website here:
RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders - Norfolk and Norwich Drivers
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