Advanced Drivers

Would you like to improve your driving ability?


Do You Want To

  • Get More From Your vehicle
  • Achieve Better Fuel Economy
  • Hace Less Tyre, Brake & Clutch Wear
  • Make Safer Progress Through Bends
  • Master The System Of Motorcycle Control
  • Improve Your Hazard Awareness And Forward Planning
  • Prepare For An Advanced Driving Test
  • Just Become More Aware to be a better & safer driver


All of these things can be achieved with the correct training and willingness to learn.

The Driving Academy is offering advanced driver training at our training facility in Dundalk.

If you have ever wondered what you would have done differently or how you could have reacted to a hazard or sticky situation then maybe this could be the training you require to become a better and safer driver.


What is advanced driving?

It is a deliberate, skilful and responsible driving technique admired by others. As an advanced driver, you are able to anticipate and control situations to reduce your accident risk. An Advanced driver is equipped with the knowledge and skill to drive safely and effectively in all conditions. Advanced driving is based upon the 'System of vehicle control' as detailed in Roadcraft - The Police Driver’s Handbook. It is unlikely that anyone will gain a high grade without a good knowledge of the current editions of The Highway Code and Roadcraft.

Unlike car drivers who can rely on in-car protection in a crash, the only thing that really keeps us safe on two wheels is what's between our ears, our knowledge, our skills and the attitudes we take with us out onto the road. You may think that you are good but the really good driver is the one that admits that they can never afford to stop learning.


What are the benefits?

  • Reduce the risk of having a crash
  • Advanced drivers and riders have been proven less likely to be involved in a road traffic incident!
  • Improved Fuel Consumption
  • Advanced driving and riding techniques teach you the most cost effective way to drive, to keep fuel consumption to a minimum!
  • Less wear and tear to your vehicle
  • By using the 'system of car control' techniques, your driving will be smoother, resulting in less wear and tear! If you want to go further with your development as a driver, there is the option of taking the RoSPA advanced driving test.

The RoSPA test

The RoSPA advanced test is regarded as the most comprehensive and challenging available to the public. It is monitored and approved by the Driving Standards Agency.

The test lasts around 90 minutes, and is taken with a RoSPA Examiner, all of whom are serving or retired Police Officers.

The RoSPA Advanced Driving Test is unique as it is graded Bronze, Silver or Gold. A RoSPA gold is the highest civilian driving standard available and the holder will be a master of his or her art.

The cost of the advanced riding test for drivers 25 years and younger is £47.00 inc VAT.

The cost of the advanced driving test for riders 26 years and over is £57.00 inc VAT.

Unlike other Advanced Driving and Riding organisations, we also demand 3 yearly re-tests, to ensure that excellent riding standards are maintained. The re-test fee is included in your yearly subscription costs.

How do I apply?

Once you feel you are ready, complete an application form HERE and post off to RoSPA HQ or return by email to

We will then allocate your test to an examiner in your area. The examiner will be in touch to arrange a convenient date and location

The test will take place using your OWN vehicle, which must be fully insured and legally roadworthy.