Course overviewBecause you are young you must be a bigger risk at the wheel – that is the commonly held belief, but at IAM RoadSmart we don’t believe it’s necessarily true.
Younger drivers have a lot going for them: keener eyesight, quicker reactions and a more recent knowledge and understanding of the Highway Code to name just three advantages. But what the younger driver does lack is the experience gained from years on the road.
That’s where we come in. Our Younger Driver Assessment is for drivers under 26, who perhaps have a passion for driving and who want their abilities rated, or who require some training before being allowed on to a company car scheme. Maybe you’ve had an accident or a near miss and have lost a little confidence, or you are worried about a particular aspect of your driving.
The YDA comprises of two parts: after booking you will be sent a confirmation email which includes a link and a password to access our library of seven online modules, which can be completed at your leisure, usually costing £5 each these modules cover the most frequently asked about scenarios that young drivers face - motorways, in-car distractions and country roads for example. Each module will only take around ten minutes - if you find them useful then please pass on the details to your friends.
Then the on-road assessment will be at a time convenient to you and is in your own car. An enjoyable and educational session that will enable you to gain hints, tips as well as have the opportunity to talk through with the examiner their assessment of your driving skills and how you might improve them; you will also receive a written debrief. You will emerge with greater confidence in your driving and an understanding of the techniques required to be better at the wheel.