VW Driving Academy

Volkswagen Driving Academy will help to increase your awareness on the road when you are faced with day-to-day driving situations. You'll also learn how to predict, identify and negotiate possible road hazards.

How to book a course
Book your seat and improve your driving knowledge and awareness and earn Vitality Drive points.

The Discovery Insure safety driving course is offered in Gauteng only. Courses are offered at the Zwartkops Raceway. Below are other important details you need to know about the course.

The next Volkswagen Driving Academy courses will take place on these dates. If you would like to make a booking enquiry, please click here to send them an email and include the following details:

Confirm your details:

  • The date of the course you wish to enquire about
  • Your name and surname
  • Your Discovery Insure Plan, Vitality drive or ID number
  • Your cellphone number
  • Your home or office number

Lastly, tell us if your immediate family or friends wish to join you on the course, and include the following details for them:

  • Name and surname
  • Cellphone number
  • Home or office number.
  • Which Volkswagen they prefer to complete their training in, if applicable.

Course enquirers can be directed to:

About the course
The courses cover practical on-road driving, with an instructor carefully watching every manoeuvre.

The Discovery Insure Safety course is a full-day course which includes a Skidpan session, Defensive Driving and Hi-Jack Prevention.

Skidpan session

In depth theory session on Safe Driving including different types of skids, weight transfer and safety systems in the vehicles, Collision Avoidance and Slalom. You will also learn about ABS Emergency Lane Changes, ESC Emergency Lane Change and Braking without ABS.

Defensive driving

In depth lecture on Defensive Driving, recognition of hazards, following and stopping distances and general road rules. You will get an understanding of how to conduct an exterior vehicle inspection, Interior vehicle inspection, correct seating position and a driving evaluation (you will receive an evaluation sheet after completing the driving evaluation)

Hi-Jack Prevention

An informative theory session that will cover Hi-Jack prevention tips, statistic on hi-jacking's, types of hi-jacking's and prevention techniques. You will see a Hi-jack prevention demonstration and learn how to safely remove yourself and other passengers (including babies and children) from the vehicle, in a Hi-jack situation. The course will also provide detailed information on vehicle jamming, tracking device and what to do if you are hi-jacked.

The Safety Driving course is a full day course. You will earn 150 Vitality Drive Points for completing this course.

This course is offered in Gauteng only.

Need to know
Product rules and terms and conditions apply. Find out all you need to know about the BMW Driving Experience's terms and conditions.
  • Courses are offered weekdays only and take place at the Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion, R55 Pretoria, Johannesburg, unless otherwise stated.
  • Full payment must be received to secure your booking.
  • Discovery Insure clients may be accompanied by family or friends who are not Discovery Insure clients but who may complete a course at Discovery Insure rates.
  • All participants must have a valid South African driver's license on the day of the course, and must have at least one year's driving experience.
  • Participants will be asked to sign an indemnity form on the day of the course.
  • Light refreshments are included.
  • A maximum of 18 people can attend the course.
  • Courses may be rescheduled if there are not enough participants.
  • Any postponements will only be accepted in writing seven days before the course date. Failure to do so will result in a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Course cancellations will only be considered in extreme circumstances.
  • Courses may be postponed or cancelled by Volkswagen Driving Academy under special circumstances.
  • No spectators will be allowed on any of the courses.
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