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Black Cat Travel set advanced standard

A family run bus and coach hire firm is putting the safety of their employees and customers at the forefront of its business.

Black Cat Travel, based in Harmston near Lincoln, has teamed up with IAM Lincolnshire to put their employees through their paces taking the nationally recognised Advanced Driving Course. So far, 11 members of the Black Cat team have successfully completed their course, with a further five signed up to start their journey to become an advanced driver in the New Year.


IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s largest road safety charity, has a mission to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads through driver education and variety of practical courses. The Advanced Driver Course, which is available to all road users, will see Black Cat’s team reach some of the highest standards of driving on our roads. 

The Advanced Driver Course is suitable for any driver and focuses on developing skills and therefore confidence and enjoyment whilst driving. The course is carried out over a number of observed drives with a qualified Observer, who already holds an advanced driving qualification.

Emma Chappell, is one of Black Cat’s drivers and passed her advanced test in 2018. “I really enjoyed the course and it has definitely improved my driving as a result. You become more observant and understand how to read hazards on road in the right way. I would encourage every driver to do the course”.  

Black Cat Travel plans to keep on working with IAM Lincolnshire throughout 2019 and beyond to ensure its team are some of the safest drivers on the road.