Essential Driver Training Dunshaughlin
Essential Driver Training (EDT) Dunshaughlin from €25 p/h
Attention all new learner permit holders !
Have you a driver theory test coming up ?
All new learner drivers who receive their first learner permits on, or after 4th April 2011 will be subject to 12 hours of Essential Driver Training (E.D.T.) before sitting their driving test
On applying for your driver theory test you should receive an Essential Driver Training booklet. This should provide the student with all relevant information on E.D.T.
As an E.D.T. candidate you will also need to contact your local A.D.I. (Approved Driving Instructor) Only a registered A.D.I. can issue you with your Essential Driver Training Logbook. This logbook needs to be filled in & signed off after every E.D.T. lessons by your instructor.
The R.S.A. (Road Safety Authority) recommends that E.D.T. Lessons 1-12 should be spread out over the first 6 months of your new learner permit. They also suggest that the student takes atleast 3 hours to practice in between each E.D.T. Lesson with either their A.D.I. or, a sponsor i.e. parent,guardian or family friend who is also a fully licenced driver.
It is extremely important to note that these E.D.T. lessons are not 12 steps to making a fully licenced driver. They are mere steps a new permit holder must now take in order to make them a safer, more compotent driver. Ultimately, the bigger picture is to reduce the number of accidents on Irish roads and to save lives. Who wouldn't want that ?
Now let's take these steps together !
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EDT Lessons 1-12
LESSON 1: CAR CONTROLS AND SAFETY CHECKS
LESSON 2: CORRECT POSITIONING
LESSON 3: CHANGING DIRECTION
LESSON 4: PROGRESSION MANAGEMENT
LESSON 5: CORRECT POSITIONING
LESSON 6: ANTICIPATION AND REACTION
LESSON 7: SHARING THE ROAD
LESSON 8: DRIVING SAFELY THROUGH TRAFFIC
LESSON 9: CHANGING DIRECTION (MORE COMPLEX SITUATIONS)
LESSON 10: SPEED MANAGEMENT
LESSON 11: DRIVING CALMLY
LESSON 12: NIGHT DRIVING
N.B. Lessons 1-8 must be taken in order, by the time you've completed these lessonsyou will have built up skills & experience, therefore lessons 9-12 can betaken in any order
After you finish your EDT course, you may still need additional lessons with an ADI to improve your driving skills. Additionally, you should practice with your Sponsor as much as possible in order to gain more confidence & to feel more comfortable behind the wheel.
On the day of your driving test, you should bring your completed logbook with you, as you may be required to show it to the examiner.