What is advanced driving?


It may surprise you that there is an agreed definition of advanced driving. In 2000 DSA agreed (with IAM, RoSPA, and DAM) the following definition of advanced driving:

"Advanced driving is the ability to control the position and speed of the vehicle safely, systematically and smoothly, using road and traffic conditions to make reasonable progress unobtrusively, with skill and responsibility. The skill requires a positive but courteous attitude and a high standard of driving competence based on concentration, effective all round observation, anticipation and planning. This must be co-ordinated with good handling skills. The vehicle should always be at the right place on the road at the right time, travelling at the right speed with the correct gear engaged and can always be stopped safely in the distance that can be seen to be clear."

So much for the definition. Below we aim to explain advanced driving a little further.

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