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Specials driving

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I believe you have to have a specific training course to use blues and two's. you'll get a standard response car but won't be t-pac trained or advanced driving trained. There is the talk of it happening, though, but not sure when or if it'll actually happen.

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Unless it's changed recently Specials in South Yorkshire will be allowed to drive A to B with out exemptions (so no blue lights) and can go on to do Blue Light Complaint Stop. A to B driving requires a couple of hours with a driving tutor and the BLCS is a two day classroom based course. Without A to B you won't be allowed to drive any vehicles. If you want to drive anything other than a car you will have to go on separate familiarisation drives (if you have the right categories on your licence).

There has been talk for years of allowing Specials to do response driving, ie driving to an incident on blue lights, but seeing as this is a 3 week full time course very few Specials have time to complete it, and you need to do regular blue light driving to remain competent, as driving on blue lights is significantly more complicated that just 'driving fast'.

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