So you want to Learn to Drive?
When you are first learning to drive it can be quite a nerve racking experience and at A Direct Drive understand that and we will not only teach you how to drive but we make you feel calm and relaxed which will help you to achieve your goal of getting your full licence with ease.
Our Driving lessons help you to take on any given situation on the road. We have broken down the driving lessons into easy to follow steps to ensure that you as a driver have the confidence and competency, to first and foremost pass your test.
EDT Driving Lessons
What is Essential Driver Training?
Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a mandatory training course that teaches fundamental driving skills to learner drivers. EDT is part of the RSA’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety.
Learner drivers need lots of practice and must remember that EDT is only part of the learner driver’s learning process.
Do I need EDT Driving Lessons?
EDT is one of several measures introduced by the RSA to help improve critical driving knowledge, skills and behaviours of new drivers, studies have shown that young inexperienced drivers are more likely to die or be seriously injured in collisions.
In order to be able to sit your full driving test, you must first complete all EDT driving lessons.
What does EDT involve?
EDT is a course of 12 one-hour lessons designed to cover certain critical driving skills and improve your practical driving skills.
As you complete each lesson, your Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) will record your progress in a specially issued EDT logbook.
Ideally each learner driver should also have an experienced driver (many learner drivers choose a family member) who will supervise your driving practice outside of lessons, and they can also track your progress in your logbook.
What do the EDT driving lessons cover?
Each of the EDT driving lessons has particular objectives. You should prepare for each lesson using the EDT Course Syllabus.
The 12 A Direct Drive driving lessons are:
- 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
After you finish your EDT Driving course, you may still need some additional lessons with an Approved Driving Instructor to improve your driving skills. Remember, you should practice with your Sponsor as much as possible to get comfortable driving.
On the day of your driving test
Bring your completed logbook on the appointed test date, as you may be required to show it to the examiner.