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Once again RSA Driving School is showing that it delivers the best instructors in the business. Congrats to RSA Driving School instructor Barry Ryan who was rewarded for his commitment to excellence within the driver training industry at the recent leading light awards conducted by the Road Safety Authority.

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On the left we can see Barry talking to Gay Byrne about exciting developments with the RSA Driving School.

Congratulations to Georgia Salpa who passed her driving test with us after 10 lessons

Congratulations Narada who passed his test with us

Look out for the rest of the videos in this series that documents Narada's journey with us passing his test.

Also well done to Martin Feeney who passed his test with us

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Watch these videos from the Road Safety Authority or read more about the role of the student, sponsor and instructor here.

Essential Driver Training (EDT)

What you need to know about the EDT

What is the EDT?

We are all well aware at this stage of the EDT and its introduction in April 2011. For those that do not know the EDT is a new initiative of graduated licensing for learner drivers. From the 4th of April 2011 the EDT will requires all learner drivers wishing to sit their driving test to obtain a certificate from their registered RSA instructor.

This certificate can be signed off in effect after 12 one hour lessons have been taken following a specific driving syllabus. Akin to that the RSA stipulate that these 12 lessons be taken during a six month period during which the test can not be sat. Keep in mind that the 12 hour syllabus will be in addition to all the hours training that will be needed to reach the standard required to pass the driving test along with private practice.

The EDT program is intended to cover many of the crucial skills needed to become a safe and competent driver and to help guarantee learners applying to sit the driving test have reached a satisfactory standard.

An Introduction to the EDT Logbook

The EDT logbook is made up of primarily four sections.

  • The instructor copy of the EDT modules 1-12 which the instructor tears off and retains for his records
  • The Learners copy of the EDT modules 1-12 which remains in the logbook
  • The self analysis page used by yourself to analyze your performance on each module and should be filled out accordingly
  • The sponsor page which records dates and times of practice sessions carried out in between the EDT modules

Note on the logbook itself says, "your ADI may wish to review your logbook to help in planning your next lesson and your Driving Tester may need to record it on the day of your driving test"

EDT LESSON LOGBOOK PAGE

EDT Lesson Page

SELF ANALYSIS PAGE

Self Analysis Page

SPONSOR PAGE

Sponsor Page

Each one of the 12 one hour driving lessons has a set of expected outcomes which describes what you should be able to do at the end of a lesson. We will select routes that best allow you to cover the skills and road conditions expected in each lesson. At the end of each lesson we will tell you what you need to practice with your sponsor. Lessons 1-9 must be taken in that order. Lessons 9-12 can be taken in any order as you should have gained enough experience by then. Remember that the EDT course alone should not be considered enough to make you a competent driver. You will need to practice as much as possible with the sponsor to get the best from your training.

The Self Analysis Page

After each EDT driving lesson you should complete the Self Analysis page.
You will ask yourself:

  • Did I meet the expected outcome of today's lesson?
  • Do I understand the theory behind the topic covered?
  • What did I do well? What did I not do well on?
  • Was I properly prepared for the lesson?
  • How can I do better on future lessons?

This should be completed as soon as possible after the lesson. Your honest analysis will make for more efficiency in performance and greater knowledge retention on future lessons.

The Sponsor Page

The Sponsor/Parent should:

  • Understand and support the Approved Driving Instructor
  • Understand the difficulties you face while learning
  • Stay calm and patient under pressure
  • Demonstrate good driving skills and road craft themselves
  • Understand how important their role is
  • Take time to meet and discuss your progress with your driving instructor

It's advised that in between EDT driving lessons and in preparation for the next EDT lesson that 2-3 hours of practice be carried out by the sponsor. If this is not done the learner will struggle to make progress and therefore not meeting expected outcomes. This can lead to negative comments in the logbook which yourself and the tester will not want to see. Remember you only get back what you put in.

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The 12 Lesson EDT Breakdown

Lesson 1: CAR CONTROLS AND SAFETY CHECKS

Preparation for Lesson 1

If you want to take full advantage of this lesson and obtain the expected results, you should learn more about the following –

  • Rules and regulations of the road
  • The car which you will use when taking lessons as well as its controls
  • Information regarding safety checks for adequate preparation

In addition, you should engage in regular practice with your ADI or Sponsor or both so you will learn how to use the primary controls of the vehicles including the proper use of brakes and wheel. You should also practice the use of secondary controls like the lights and windscreen wipers. Furthermore, you should also learn how to drive in quiet and safe conditions as well as practice basic maneuvers including stopping and starting the vehicle.

Before you begin the first EDT lesson, you should practice the basics for at least three hours.

Objectives of Lesson 1

Your ADI will make sure that on your first EDT lesson you will be able to:

  • Carry out suitable pre-start vehicle checks such as the roadworthiness of your vehicle
  • Understand what the primary and secondary controls are and how to use them properly

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 1

The minimum coverage of the first EDT lesson includes –

  • Proper usage of primary and secondary controls
  • Car safety
  • Roadworthiness of the vehicle

Expected Results for Lesson 1

Use of Primary and Secondary Controls

At the conclusion of the first EDT lesson, you are expected to be familiar and adequately informed about the prestart vehicle checks and know where they are located as well as their function. The following are the parts you should be familiar with at the end of the first EDT lesson:

  • Accelerator and clutch
  • Footbrake
  • Front and rear demisters
  • Gears
  • Handbrake/Parking brake
  • Horn
  • Lights and reflectors
  • Steering
  • Windows, doors and locks
  • Windscreen wipers and washers

You are also expected to know how to explain the reason why the correct and proper use of these parts is important to help you stay safe on the road as well as other road users.

Vehicle Safety

With regards to vehicle safety, you are expected to explain the specific routine safety checks done on the vehicle as well as demonstrate them. In addition, it is also important that you understand the primary reasons why a vehicle may not be roadworthy. You are also expected to know what the safety and legal consequences of driving vehicles that are not roadworthy as well as explain the primary points you have to take into account when doing safety checks.

Apart from these, you are also expected to fluently explain the environmental effects associated with the proper use of primary and secondary controls. You should also be able to plan your journey and know where you can find relevant and accurate journey information.

Preparation for Lesson 2

In order to achieve the objectives of EDT Lesson 2, you must complete EDT Lesson 1.

Practice Makes Perfect

If you want to feel confident about achieving the required objectives, you should read and understand the expected outcomes of the lesson. You should also practice at least three hours with your ADI or Sponsor or both and have made necessary research and study.

It is important that you practice particularly the proper use of primary and secondary controls including carrying out the routine safety checks.

Furthermore, you should also read and understand the Rules of the Road section, which you have to deal with specifically – correct positioning.

If your ADI give you any feedback, you should review and act on it at the end of your previous EDT lesson.

Lesson 2: CORRECT POSITIONING

Objectives for Lesson 2

As you start the second EDT lesson, your ADI will make sure that you can position your car correctly on the road for specific actions you are going to take including – changing lanes, cornering, correct positioning within traffic lanes, driving on straight, entering and existing from slip roads, entering and existing junctions and roundabouts and negotiating bends and junctions.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 2

The minimum coverage that your ADI will take in Lesson 2 is to allow you to drive in light traffic situations so you have adequate opportunity to position your vehicle under the following circumstances –

  • Approaching and emerging from junctions
  • In traffic lanes
  • Negotiating roundabouts
  • On bends turning left and right
  • On the straight

Expected Results for Lesson 2

By the end of Lesson 2, you are expected to –

  • Know how to maintain a safe position on the road
  • Maintain the safe braking distance between your vehicle and other vehicles
  • Demonstrate appropriate and safe use of road space available

Preparation of Lesson 3

In order to achieve the objectives required for lesson 3, you should complete Lesson 1 and Lesson 2.

Practice Makes Perfect

To keep your confidence in meeting the required objectives, you should read the objectives of the lesson and do enough practice under the supervision of your ADI or sponsor or both. In addition, you should also make sure you have done relevant study.

Make sure that you have practiced the following for three hours at the minimum:

  • Changing lanes
  • Cornering
  • Correct positioning within traffic lanes
  • Entering and exiting junctions and roundabouts
  • Entering and exiting from slip roads
  • Negotiating bends and junctions
  • Positioning the car on straight

You should also be familiar and understand the Rules of the Road section that you have to deal with including changing direction and making observations and correct positioning under different conditions.

If your ADI gave you feedback, you should make sure you practice and act upon it at the end of your previous EDT lesson.

Lesson 3: CHANGING DIRECTION

Objectives for Lesson 3

On Lesson 3, your ADI will make sure that you learn how to use observational techniques particular in low-risk situations properly. These situations include quiet residential areas and quiet rural and local roads.

Minimum Coverage for Lesson 3

The minimum coverage for Lesson 3 is for you to learn how to drive in light-traffic conditions covering the MSMM or Mirror Signal Mirror Maneuver routine. Basic scanning techniques are also covered in this lesson including –

  • Turning at roundabouts
  • Turning left and right
  • Negotiating junctions

Expected Results for Lesson 3

By the end of the third EDT lesson, you should be able to demonstrate that you can use the mirrors properly and carry out the MSMM routine uneventfully.

It is also expected that you can carry out proper ‘safety glances’ under circumstances such as moving off, turning, at junctions and negotiating roundabouts.

Finally, you are expected to learn about the blind spots and how to deal and compensate for them.

Preparation for Lesson 4

In order to achieve the objectives of lesson 4, you should complete the lesson 1 to 3.

Practice Makes Perfect

To ensure confidence to meet the required objectives, you should also read the expected results for this lesson, practice with your ADI or sponsor or both and did relevant research to study.

In particular, you should practice the primary observation techniques especially when changing direction for a minimum of three hours.

Lesson 4: PROGRESSION MANAGEMENT

Objectives for Lesson 4

In this lesson, your ADI will make sure that you will learn how to regulate and maintain good control with regards to the speed of the car in light-traffic driving conditions such as quiet local and rural roads as well as quiet residential areas.

Minimum Coverage for Lesson 4

The fourth EDT lesson will cover at least the following aspects of driving in terms of speed management on public roads:

  • Controlling speed
  • Driving too fast
  • Effects of road and weather conditions
  • Speed limits
  • Stopping distances

Expected Results for Lesson 4

Once you have finished lesson 4, you are expected to demonstrate how to properly adjust the speed of your vehicle with appropriate speed limits and road layouts.

Knowing the impact of road and weather conditions as well as the car’s load on stopping distances with varying speeds is also expected from you.

You are also expected to adequately explain the potential impact of over-speeding and braking too hard on various aspects including your own safety, the safety of your passengers, the safety of other road users and finally the environment.

Preparation for Lesson 5

In order to achieve the expected results of lesson 5, you should complete lesson 1 to 4.

Practice Makes Perfect

To maintain the level of your confidence in achieving the learning objectives, you should also keep in mind the following –

  • Read and understand the expected results for this lesson
  • Do enough practice of at least three hours with your ADI, sponsor or both
  • Do necessary research and study

In addition, you should also practice the use of appropriate speed in varying conditions at least three hours under supervision.

You should also read and understand the Rules of the Road sections specifically speed management and correct positioning.

If your ADI gave you feedback, you should act upon it at the end of your last EDT lesson.

Lesson 5: CORRECT POSITIONING

Objectives of Lesson 5

In this lesson, your ADI will make sure that you know how to position your car correctly on the road basing on various actions including –

  • Changing lanes
  • Cornering
  • Entering and exiting from slip roads
  • Entering and exiting junctions
  • Negotiating bends
  • Negotiating junctions
  • Parking
  • Positioning on straight
  • Reversing
  • Roundabouts
  • Stopping
  • Turning

You will also be able to position your car properly while progressing through traffic and within appropriate lanes.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 5

During the progress of the lesson, you should drive under supervision in traffic under various road conditions so you have enough opportunity to position your car properly –

  • Approaching and emerging from junctions
  • In traffic lanes
  • Negotiating roundabouts
  • On bends turning left and right
  • On the straight
  • Parking
  • Performing a turnabout
  • Reversing
  • Stopping in a confined space
  • Stopping in traffic
  • Turning left and right

Expected Results for Lesson 5

At the end of the fifth EDT lesson, you should know how to demonstrate the following –

  • Continuously maintain safe position while on the road and maintaining safe braking distance between vehicles
  • Carry out proper and safe use of road sharing
  • Maneuver in various challenging conditions including parking, reversing and turnabout

Preparation for Lesson 6

In order to meet the required results for Lesson 6, you should complete lesson 1 to 5.

Practice Makes Perfect

To keep certain levels of confidence in meeting the learning outcomes, you should also read and understand the expected results of the lesson in addition to practicing for at least three hours with your ADI or sponsor or both and doing relevant study.

In particular, you should also practice the proper use of correct positioning under varying situations for the same time period of three hours.

You should also read and understand the Rules of the Road sections particularly on correct positioning and correct anticipation and reactions.

If your ADI gave you feedback, you should act upon it at the conclusion of your last EDT lesson.

Lesson 6: ANTICIPATION AND REACTION

Objectives for Lesson 6

For the sixth EDT lesson, your ADI will make sure that you know how to carry out safe scanning of the environment for potential hazards as well as identify and respond potential hazards properly.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 6

In this lesson, your ADI will make you drive under various road conditions such as – junctions, roads with multiple warning signs, roads with poor visibility like bends with tree cover or hill brows, streets with parked cars and streets with substantial number of pedestrians.

This particular lesson will help you deal potential hazards related with blind spots, crossings, motorcyclists and cyclists, parked vehicles, pedestrians, road junctions, road works and roundabouts.

If it is not possible to cover one or more of these areas when you’re driving, your ADI will ask questions about them which you should know how to answer.

Expected Results for Lesson 6

In Lesson 6, you are expected to demonstrate your skill of scanning the environment to properly identify and respond to potential hazards. In addition, you should be able to consider varying potential hazards by knowing the proper speed and gear, keeping a safe braking distance and braking properly.

In addition, you should also be able to explain the potential impacts of driving under varying conditions such as driving at night, in fog, in the rain and in snow.

You are also expected to demonstrate how to identify hazards and deal with them in a timely manner.

Preparation for Lesson 7

In order to meet the expected results for Lesson 7, you should have completed lesson 1 to 6.

Practice Makes Perfect

In order to keep your confidence in meeting the required objectives, you should read about the expected results from the lesson and have done enough practice under the supervision of your ADI or Sponsor or both. You should also study on relevant subjects.

In particular, you should practice for at least three hours to apply your knowledge on scanning the environment for potential hazards so you can respond properly.

The Rules of the Road, particularly the sections involving correct reactions and anticipation as well as road sharing, should also be read.

At the conclusion of your last EDT lesson, you should also act upon the feedback given by your ADI.

Lesson 7: SHARING THE ROAD

Objectives of Lesson 7

In the seventh EDT lesson, your ADI will make sure that you can drive with proper care and focus to the road and traffic status. This will include taking appropriate measures to identify potential hazards.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 7

In this lesson, you must drive under varying road conditions such as junctions and streets with parked cars.

In addition, you will also drive on streets with significant number of pedestrians so your interaction with them becomes substantial. This will allow you to give way to other road users specifically how and when to do it. Your ADI should instruct you to deal with any emergency vehicles whenever necessary.

Expected Results for Lesson 7

By the end of Lesson 7, you are expected to demonstrate how to safely enter, cross and join roads. You are also expected to know how to safely park on roads where other road users are present. Once you complete the lesson, you should be able to pass along stationary and slow moving vehicles, cyclists or other users with the highest degree of safety and responsibility possible. You should be able to give way to other users wherever and whenever necessary as well as deal with emergency vehicles.

Preparation for Lesson 8

In order to attain the expected results for Lesson 8, you should complete Lesson 1 to 7.

Practice Makes Perfect

If you want to maintain certain levels of confidence in attaining the required objectives, you should do the following –

  • Read and understand the expected results of the next lesson, which will be agreed between you and your ADI
  • Do enough practice with your ADI or Sponsor or both
  • Do relevant study

Moreover, you should also practice for a minimum of three hours driving with utmost care and focus to the road and traffic status. This will also include taking appropriate measure once you have identified the hazards.

The section on Rules of the Road that you need to deal with includes the following –

  • Road sharing
  • Safe driving through traffic

You should also act upon any feedback given by your ADI upon completion of your last EDT lesson.

Lesson 8: DRIVING SAFELY THROUGH TRAFFIC

Objectives of Lesson 8

In the eighth EDT lesson, your ADI will make sure that you can drive with utmost care and attention especially if there’s significant amount of traffic.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 8

Lesson 8 will focus on the following –

  • Defensive driving
  • Recognition of risks associated to the safety of others
  • Cooperating with other users of the road

In this lesson, you will drive under varied busy traffic conditions so you can have substantial interaction with other road users.

Expected Results for Lesson 8

Upon completion of Lesson 8, you are expected to demonstrate the following skills –

  • Acting properly and decisively as you drive through traffic
  • Provide description of actual and potential risks you can incur to other road users and deal with them properly
  • Use defensive driving techniques without any form of hesitation or prevent reasonable progress
  • Cooperate with other road users

Preparation for Lesson 9 to Lesson 12

Be reminded that the subsequent lesson could be any of the lessons from 9 to 12 since you can take these lessons in no particular order.

In order to attain the expected results from the next lesson, no matter what that would be, you should have completed lesson 1 to lesson 8.

You should also seek the advice of your ADI particularly on what relevant material you can study, practice and driving lessons you should take before you begin the next lesson.

Practice Makes Perfect

To maintain a certain degree of confidence in attaining the learning objectives, you should read the expected results for your next lesson depending on your agreement with your ADI. In addition, you should also have done enough practice with your ADI or Sponsor or both and did relevant study.

Practice should be done for at least three hours in particular and you should drive with utmost care and attention especially under circumstances where there is significant amount of traffic.

You should also read the section involving driving safely through traffic under the Rules of the Road.

Any feedback given to you by your ADI should be acted upon at the conclusion of your last EDT lesson.

Lesson 9: CHANGING DIRECTION (MORE COMPLEX SITUATIONS)

Objectives for Lesson 9

In this lesson, your ADI will make sure that you can achieve the following skills –

  • Observe and scan when turning either left or right
  • Negotiate junctions
  • Change direction under more complex and challenging driving conditions

Included in this lesson is to allow you to make independent driving decisions wherever available and make use of dual carriageways.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 9

You will be asked by your ADI to drive in traffic under various busy road conditions. You should also make adequate interaction with other road users while you make independent decisions which route you want to take.

Expected Results for Lesson 9

At the end of lesson 9, you should learn how to do the following –

  • Safely change your course with utmost care taking into account adequate traffic controls
  • Change your course safely with utmost care for other road users
  • Yield to other users and make appropriate progress
  • Safely change course using the MSMM routine without being prompted to do so

Preparation for the Next Lesson

To attain the expected results for the next lesson, you should complete Lesson 1 to 9.

You should also maintain open communication with your ADI specifically with regards to your lessons, which according to their advice, you may also have completed some or the entire lessons from 10, 11 and 12. This is because the lessons can be taken in no particular order.

Before you start the next lesson, you should also ask your ADI what study materials you can have, practice and driving lessons to take.

Practice Makes Perfect

To maintain a certain degree of confidence in attaining the required objectives, you should also read the expected outcomes of the next lesson that you agreed with your ADI and did enough practice under supervision of your ADI or Sponsor or both. You should have also done some relevant study.

For at least three hours, you should also practice the following –

  • Use primary observation techniques especially when changing routes in more complicated and challenging driving conditions

  • Independently make driving decisions

You should also read the section on changing directions and observations under the Rules of the Road.

Finally, make sure you acted upon any feedback given by your ADI at the conclusion of your previous EDT lesson.

Lesson 10: SPEED MANAGEMENT

Objectives of Lesson 10

In this lesson, your ADI will make sure that you are able to maintain and regulate the speed of your vehicle in more complicated and challenging driving conditions.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 10

Throughout the course of lesson 10, your ADI will ask you to drive within a fast-moving traffic or where speeds vary widely. For instance, you are asked to drive where the speed limits or traffic conditions vary widely. Independent driving may also be included in this lesson.

Expected Results for Lesson 10

In lesson 10, you should be able to do the following without being prompted by your ADI:

  • Manage and regulate your speed
  • Safely drive within a fast-moving traffic
  • Safely drive when speeds vary widely
  • Make independent decisions under challenging conditions

You are also expected to describe safe driving in fast-moving traffic under varying weather conditions.

You are expected to explain how to use the primary controls of the vehicle while complying with speed limits and how it affects the environment.

Preparation for the Next Lesson

In order to attain the expected results for the next lesson, you should complete lesson 1 to lesson 8 and lesson 10.

With your ADI, you should discuss your lessons which according to their judgment you may also have completed the lessons 9, 11, 12 – whether some or whole. The reason is because Lessons 9 to 12 can be taken without any particular order.

Before you begin the next lesson, you should know the recommended study materials, practice or driving lessons to take from your ADI.

Practice Makes Perfect

In order be confident in attaining the expected objectives, you should read the required outcomes for the next lesson, which will be agreed between you and your ADI. You should also do enough practice under the supervision of your ADI or Sponsor or both and do relevant study as well.

For at least three hours, you should practice regulating and controlling the speed of your vehicle under more complicated and challenging driving conditions.

Under the Rules of the Road, you should read the sections involving speed management.

Finally, you should also act upon any feedback given by your ADI at the conclusion of your previous EDT lesson.

Lesson 11: DRIVING CALMLY

Objectives of Lesson 11

Throughout the course of lesson 11, you will be driving independently, where you will make your own decisions. Your ADI will make sure that you will remain calm as you control your vehicle under varying conditions where you may be – exasperated, feel threatened and frustrated.

Your ADI will also make sure that you know and understand the basics of being fit to drive and the safe load for vehicles.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 11

In Lesson 11, you will experience driving under conditions like –

  • Entering junctions while driving independently
  • Joining busy main roads
  • Parking on a road with substantial amount of parked cars and moderate traffic volumes
  • Simulating the stalling and restarting of your car

The lesson will also cover –

  • Adequate planning for a journey
  • Fitness of the passengers to travel

Expected Results for Lesson 11

Upon the conclusion of lesson 11, you are expected to demonstrate the following skills –

  • Properly anticipate and react to other users of the road
  • Drive safely and independently without being prompted or hesitating
  • Provide explanation on how to deal with distractions including peer pressure
  • Recover promptly and smoothly when the vehicle stalls
  • Recover properly and smoothly when conditions force you to make a stop

You are also expected to explain the conditions that will cause you to become unfit for driving including the effects alcohol, drugs, injury, heightened emotions, and lack of sleep, prescribed medication and sickness.

Additionally, you should also be able to explain the possible consequences – for your safety and that of the passengers as well as other road users – of driving under unfit condition including its legal implications.

Upon completion of the lesson, you will also describe the possible consequences of carrying passengers that will bring distraction to you and explain the following –

  • Effects of full load to the vehicle
  • Safe and secure loading of the vehicle
  • Importance of carrying enough passengers as prescribed by the vehicle

Lesson 12: NIGHT DRIVING

Objectives of Lesson 12

In this lesson, your ADI will make sure that you are able to use the vehicle lighting properly and respond accordingly to the lights of other road users.

In addition, you should be able to keep your control over your vehicle while you drive through traffic at night and in poor lighting conditions.

Minimum Coverage of Lesson 12

The lesson will be undertaken after dark where your ADI will ask you to drive under varying road conditions including rural and urban roads. You should also have adequate interaction with other road users.

Expected Results for Lesson 12

Upon completion of Lesson 12, you are expected to drive safely in the dark or whenever there is poor road lighting and describe the symptoms of poor night vision as well as dealing with it.

You should also be able to demonstrate your knowledge on how to use the vehicle lighting properly and respond accordingly to other vehicle lighting including the emergency vehicle lighting.

Preparation for the Next Lesson (In the event that you have not completed all 12 lessons yet)

To attain the expected results for your next lesson, you should complete lesson 1 to 8 and lesson 12.

You and your ADI should discuss your lessons, which basing on their judgment you may also have completed some or the entire lessons 9, 10 and 11. The reason is that Lessons 9 to 12 can be taken in no particular order.

Before you start with your next lesson, you should ask your ADI for recommendations regarding to the study material, practice and driving lessons to take.

Practice Makes Perfect

If you want to feel confident in attaining the learning objectives, you should read the expected results for the next lesson, which you have agreed with your ADI. You should have also done enough practice under the direct supervision with your ADI or Sponsor or both and done relevant study.

For at least three hours, you should also have practiced how to respond to the lights of other road users while you maintain full control of your vehicle as you drive through traffic in the dark or whenever there is poor lighting condition.

Under the Rules of the Road, you should also read the section that tackles night driving and driving in poor weather and lighting conditions.

Finally, all the feedbacks given by your ADI should be acted upon at the end of your last EDT lesson.