Pass plus for young drivers

Helping new drivers become better drivers

The scheme was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry.

Young drivers are much more likely to be involved in a crash on the roads, often due to inexperience and a lack of knowledge of the risks. About 1 in 4 deaths on the road are drivers aged 17 to 24.

Hampshire's 17 to 24 road casualty figures from 2010 - 2014

What the course covers

The course consists of six driver training sessions, to develop your skills in:

  • town driving
  • driving in all weathers
  • countryside and rural road driving
  • driving at night
  • driving on dual carriageways
  • motorway driving
How to qualify for the scheme

You must:

  • live in the Hampshire County Council local authority area (this excludes the City of Southampton, the City of Portsmouth and IOW)
  • be aged 17 to 24
  • have passed your driving test within the last 12 months
  • use one of the instructors on our list
Cost of scheme

Hampshire County Council will pay £75 towards the cost of your Pass Plus course directly to your instructor, on completion of the 6 modules. You pay the remainder of the fee to the instructor at the beginning of the course.

Register for the scheme

You must first register for the scheme using the form below.

Once your registration has been authorised you will be sent:

  • a list of approved instructors that are eligible to deliver the scheme
  • your authorisation number which your instructor will ask for