While the traditional elements of the advanced driving style are retained, progress is evaluated in terms of efficient journey planning and use of the vehicle in a smooth and measured driving style. This presents a far greater challenge to the driver who will need to be very aware of their personal driving traits, their vehicle and how to bring all the required elements together in harmony.
The advantage is that the driver will be better prepared for their future driving intentions rather than those demonstrated simply for the purpose of a test. The Advanced Driving Diploma aims to significantly reduce risk in any driving situation by enhancing personalised components of driver attitude, behaviour and competence to an advanced level.
Each driver will develop their own personal strategies supported by the knowledge and skills required to maintain the Advanced Diploma standard post-test. This includes the development of personal tools and techniques to overcome their personal barriers for their driving career.