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. This 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 will 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.
Benefits of Advanced Driving
A lower accident rate, an advanced driver is less likely to cause an accident, and is also more able to spot the accidents that somebody else is trying to cause, and avoid them!
Cheaper Insurance, the various advanced driving organisations have negotiated either lower rates or better terms for their members. (It is possible that you may find an insurance company that does not offer a discount that is cheaper)
Advanced Drivers are more likely to have full no claims bonus, because of their lower accident rate.
Safety, for you, your passengers, your car, and other road users sharing the road with you.
Increased awareness of what is happening around you, and the ability to look and think further ahead will improve your ability to anticipate events rather than react to them, this enables you to make brisk progress with safety, making driving less stressful and more enjoyable.