Essential Driver Training Course (Intensive)

€460 purchases the course for you for a manual car and €460 for an automatic car. This course meets the strict rules of the RSA so that Dragon Driver can and will compete with all major driving schools. Whoever you decide to take your course with please ensure you check and get it in writing what exactly you are getting for your money. Dragon Driver is and always be up front with its policies and there will be no hidden agenda that will cost you extra.You will always have complete  understanding put forward to you in writing to what is offered in any course.

The course includes the following free items:

  • Free Booklet Helping learner drivers to drive safely
  • Free EDT Trainer Logbook.
  • Free 15 pages of notes with colour diagram support
  • Free 47 Minute DVD on how to pass your test

Briefly the course consists of:

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

For more information you can download the brochure here.

The course must be supported by an elected sponsor or extra lessons can be taken with the ADI.

Some students may find difficulty in completing the course in 12 hours whilst others may get through the course more quickly.

If difficulty is found in completing the 12 lessons in 12 hours and the student would like additional lessons to improve their standards a special hourly rate of €35 per hour for manual cars and €35 for automatic cars.

Please note as per the RSA EDT booklet the following must be understood.

How should I prepare for EDT Lesson 1?
To get the most out of this lesson and achieve the expected outcomes
from this lesson, you should have familiarised yourself with:

  • the Rules of the Road;
  • the vehicle you will be taking the lessons in and its controls; and
  • the information on preparing for safety checks.
You should also have practised with your ADI,
Sponsor, or both:
  • to use the vehicle’s primary controls such as steering wheel and brakes;
  • to use the secondary controls such as windscreen wipers and lights;
  • driving in quiet and safe conditions;
  • some basic manoeuvres such as starting and stopping.
  • You should practise for at least three hours before your first EDT
    lesson.

Please note it also states that between lessons.

Practice is key
To feel confident about meeting the learning objectives, you should have:

  • read the expected outcomes of this lesson
  • done enough practice with your ADI, Sponsor or both; and
  • done any relevant study

Please note your ADI will not sign you off on your EDT unless you meet the standards.

 

LESSON 1: CAR CONTROLS AND SAFETY CHECKS

How should I prepare for Lesson 1?
To get the most out of this lesson and achieve the expected outcomes from this lesson, you should have familiarised yourself with:

  • the Rules of the Road
  • the vehicle you will be taking the lessons in and its controls
  • the information on preparing for safety checks

You should also have practised with your ADI, Sponsor, or both:

  • to use the vehicle’s primary controls such as steering wheel and brakes
  • to use the secondary controls such as windscreen wipers and lights
  • driving in quiet and safe conditions
  • some basic manoeuvres such as starting and stopping

LESSON 2: CORRECT POSITIONING

What is the objective for Lesson 2?
During your second lesson, your ADI should make sure that you can position the car correctly on the road for the actions you are about to take.

Actions include:

  • driving on the straight;
  • cornering;
  • negotiating bends and junctions;
  • changing lanes;
  • entering and exiting from slip roads;
  • entering and exiting junctions and roundabouts;
  • correct positioning within traffic lanes

LESSON 3: CHANGING DIRECTION

What is the objective for Lesson 3?
During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you use key observational techniques in low-risk driving situations such as in quiet residential areas, quiet local and rural roads.

LESSON 4: PROGRESSION MANAGEMENT

What is the objective for Lesson 4?
During this lesson, your ADI should make sure that you can regulate and maintain good control over the speed of your vehicle in lower risk driving situations, such as quiet residential areas, quiet local and rural roads

LESSON 5: CORRECT POSITIONING

What is the objective for Lesson 5?
During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you can correctly position your vehicle on the road for the action you are about to take.

Actions include:

  • positioning on the straight
  • cornering
  • negotiating bends
  • negotiating junctions
  • changing lanes
  • entering and exiting from slip roads
  • entering and exiting junctions
  • roundabouts
  • reversing
  • turning
  • parking
  • stopping

You should also be able to correctly position your vehicle while progressing through traffic and within traffic lanes.

LESSON 6: ANTICIPATION AND REACTION

What is the objective for Lesson 6?
During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you: know how to scan the environment for potential hazards; and can identify and respond appropriately to potential hazards.

LESSON 7: SHARING THE ROAD

What is the objective for Lesson 7?
During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you can drive with due care and attention for the road and traffic conditions. This includes taking appropriate actions when you identify hazards.

LESSON 8: DRIVING SAFELY THROUGH TRAFFIC

What is the objective for Lesson 8?
During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you can drive with due care and attention where there is a significant volume of other traffic.

LESSON 9: CHANGING DIRECTION (MORE COMPLEX SITUATIONS)

What is the objective for Lesson 9?

During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you can carry out observational and scanning tasks when

  • turning left and right
  • negotiate junctions
  • change direction in more complex and challenging driving situations

Some of this lesson should involve you making independent driving decisions and, where available, you should make use of dual carriageways.

LESSON 10: SPEED MANAGEMENT

What is the objective for Lesson 10?
During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you can regulate and maintain good control over the speed of the vehicle in more complex or challenging driving situations.

LESSON 11: DRIVING CALMLY

What is the objective for Lesson 11?
For most of this lesson you should be driving independently and making your own decisions.

During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you can remain in calm control of your vehicle in situations where you may be:

  • frustrated
  • exasperated
  • feel threatened

Your ADI should make sure that you understand the
fundamentals of:

  • being fit to drive
  • safe loading of vehicles

LESSON 12: NIGHT DRIVING

What is the objective for Lesson 12?
During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you can:

  • use your vehicle lighting correctly
  • respond correctly to the lights of other road users

You should also be able to maintain full control of the vehicle while:

  • driving through traffic in the dark
  • in poor lighting conditions

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