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Smart Motorway Refresher Lesson
We have Created A Smart Motorway product for FULL Licence Holders
This single lesson, Smart Motorway Refresher driving lesson program is perfect for someone who is nervous about Smart Motorways, worried about "All Lane Running Motorways" and doesn't know what to do with a "Dynamic hard shoulder" not withstanding what to do if you break down on a "Smart Motorway" All compiled into a single driving lesson.
Smart motorways are being rolled out all over the country with 488 miles currently and another 300 miles opening by 2025. A Smart motorway is designed to help increase capacity, whilst minimising infrastructure changes.
Reduce Motorways Anxiety
Understand All Types of Smart Motorway
Practical Skills For Safely Dealing With A Breakdown
Keep Your Family Safe
Smart Motorways - The difference is subtle but very important.
Smart Motorways created a very different type of road requiring a new skill set and bring new risks. The Smart Motorway relies heavily on TWO factors;(One) The technology - Firstly technology, cameras spotting broken down cars and incidents using road sensors and speed sensors. (Two) The human factor - The drivers need to be able to spot regular signage changes including speed and lane closures, look at the traffic density dynamics and keep an eye out far ahead for stranded cars, incidents and crashes that may have been missed by the cameras. The technology currently takes up to 14 minutes to spot and react to a incident, so for the first 13 minutes it's up to the drive to spot a stationary car in an active lane and this is where the problems really start.
The challenge with Smart Motorways comes when someone has a breakdown; having no hard shoulder immediately available means that broken down cars quickly become a hazard in an active lane, creating serous issues that was quite rare on standard motorways.
Before the head shoulder was used for most situations but now it's gone for the most part. This driving course will educate you through every aspect of the Smart Motorways and use practical on road driving to help reinforce the new skills, while actually driving on Smart Motorways
What do I do if I see a stranded car ahead in an active lane?
What do I do if I break down and busy?
What do I do if I can't get out of my car after an incident?
What do I do if I have my dog in the back and I have to get out?
Not So Smart
A Smart Motorway is a relatively new type of motorway system in the UK. Smart refers to its ability to scan and track traffic speed and density, helping to spot incidents and breakdowns. However the technology is new and the name "Smart" unfortunately gives the wrong impression to many road users. Smart Motorways are actually split in to 3 categories
'Dynamic hard shoulder'
Each works in a slightly different way, which is fuelling a lot of the current confusion; but all of which require an even more increased level of vigilance by all road users. This course will help increase your understanding, increasing your ability to observe, assess and adapt to deal with any situation you come across on a smart motorways platform. You will have practical skills to deal with breakdowns in active lanes, awareness to spot situations ahead and understanding how to safely drive on Smart Motorways.
Smart Motorway Anxiety
Motoways have always created large amounts of anxiety but now with the addition of Smart Motorways, anxiety is on the rise. Not having any hard shoulder immediately available fuels concerns, added to by the unknown of how other drivers would react if you did have to stop results in motorway anxiety is at a peak. This course will give you information and increase practical knowledge. I will give you practical skill for every situation that could arise will massively reduce your anxiety.| Do I get out if I break down?
| Should I ring the police if I stop in an active lane?
| I've got 3 kids & a dog in the back and I've broken down?
| I've seen a bad crash, should I pull over and help?
If Break Down
The worse nightmare for any driver with their family in the back or simply on their own is a breakdown on a 70mph motorway, but on a smart motorway there is an extra level of concern for good reason. You don't actually have a hard shoulder to stop in, you will be stopping an active lane. Smart Motorways have "Emergency Refuge Areas" but this isn't constant like on a standard motorway, often they are more than 1.5 miles apart, which for most breakdowns is almost irrelevant. On our course we will cover what to do in ALL situations related to a breakdown or incident, increase your practical knowledge so you can safely adapt to any situation that may well develop on any of the Smart Motorway platforms .
Standard Refresher Smart Motorway Lesson
Only £75A 1hr30min lesson on around 30 miles of Smart Motorway, we will cover the 3 types of smart motorways, how to read the road ahead making you prepared and able to avoid incidents. What to do if you breakdown and how to keep you and family safe in a incident.
To book a lesson or get more details call07513 193969 or drop us a message on our contact page, quoting the reference code ‘SMART WEB.TD.2020’ and we can get you booked in for a lesson!* *Full Licence Holders Only
Max Refresher Smart Motorway Lesson
Only £120A 2hr30min lesson Max package covering around 50 miles of Smart Motorway, driving on the M3 'All Lanes Running', M25 Smart Motorway and the "in construction" M4 vastest 'All Lanes Running'. The additional time will help consolidate your new knowledge and skill, whilst giving you more time to practise infield with myself assessing and help breakdown and digest what you need to know.
We will cover the understanding of the 3 types of smart motorways, how to read the road ahead making you prepared and able to avoid incidents. What to do if you breakdown and how to keep your and family safe. To book a lesson or get more details call07513 193969 or drop us a message on our contact page, quoting the reference code ‘SMART WEB.TD.2020’ and we can get you booked in for a lesson!* *Full Licence Holders Only
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