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Intensive Lessons

Dragon Driver specialises in intensive driving courses aimed at getting pupils successfully and safely through their driving test in the shortest possible time. The Intensive Course focuses on pin-pointing the requirements of the test, particularly observation and hazard perception.

These courses are particularly good for experienced drivers or those committed to passing their test quickly. In addition to the teaching aids supplied with standard lessons, students receive extra visual aids, a free hazard perception video and a free DVD Visual Guide to passing your test. Students are encouraged to study this material at home to get results as swiftly as possible.

The number of lessons required varies on an individual student basis and their level of experience, but typically a novice driver would be expected to complete the course in 15 hours.

All courses can be tailored to 1, 1.5 or 2 hour lessons to suit the students take up of the programme.

During the the first two hours the core visual aids are explained. If an accompanied driver is available he/she is invited to sit in on lessons 4 and 5, free of charge. When students block-book 10 hours they receive a free DVD containing a recording of 2 hours of lessons for them to review. The rest of the course is tailored to the particular students needs.

Topics covered in the course include

  • Cockpit drill
  • Controls of vehicle
  • Anticipating actions of others
  • Taking appropriate preventative and corrective action where necessary
  • Moving off, stopping and road position
  • Reversing
  • Approaching road junctions to turn left and right
  • Approaching roundabouts
  • Emerging at road junctions and roundabouts
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Dealing with crossroads
  • Use of mirrors and giving all types of signals
  • Meeting, overtaking and clearance of all other road users
  • Judgement of speed
  • Stopping distances in different weather conditions