EDT Driving Lesson Module 12

EDT Driving Lesson Module 12

EDT 12 Night Driving

  • You should know how the lights work
  • Know how to respond to on coming vehicles lights
  • Know how to drive through traffic
  • Scan for hazards like pedestrians in dark clothes

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EDT Lesson 12

2.10 Preparing for a journey (2)

Objective

The learner driver must be able to demonstrate the practical knowledge, understanding and skills required to plan a journey.

Guidance

Topic The learner driver should:

Planning a journey

Be able to plan a route, taking into account weather, road works, events, diversions and road signage, and so on. Be able to demonstrate how to read a map or operate a satellite navigation system.

 

Fitness to drive

 Always be in a fit state to drive and be aware of the causes and symptoms of being unfit to drive and Recognize and be aware of the potential effects on drivers of alcohol, medication, drugs, fatigue, diet, lack of physical fitness, emotions, lifestyle, stress, and so on.

 

Fitness of passengers

Be aware of the possible consequences of carrying passengers with the potential to cause mild or severe distraction and be able to deal responsibly with situations that may arise.

 

Correct loading of the vehicle

Be able to recognize the change in dynamics of a loaded vehicle and be able to load a vehicle safely, securely and legally.

 

3.1 Sharing the road

Objective

The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to share the road safely, to drive without undue hesitancy, to give priority where necessary, and to show due care for themselves and other road users.

Guidance

Topic The learner driver should:

Passing stationary vehicles

Know and understand when and where it is safe to pass stationary vehicles. Be able to pass stationary vehicles safely, being aware of any potential dangers and Be able, when passing stationary vehicles, to anticipate the actions of approaching traffic.

 

Passing cyclists and other road users

Know and understand when and where it is safe to pass cyclists and other road users and

Be able to pass cyclists and other road users safely, being aware of any potential dangers and taking into account the prevailing weather and traffic conditions.

 

Crossing and joining roads

Know and understand when and where it is safe to cross and join roads. Be able to cross and join roads safely, being aware of any potential dangers at controlled and uncontrolled junctions.

 

Overtaking and being overtaken

Know when and where it is safe for one vehicle to overtake another. Be able to overtake another vehicle safely, being aware of the potential dangers of doing so and Be aware of the potential dangers that may arise when being overtaken by another vehicle.

 

 

4.2 Anticipation and reactions (2)

Objective

The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to anticipate and react to

all imminent or potential hazards, to drive independently and consistently, to drive at different

speeds, and to drive in a competent and defensive manner in challenging situations.

The learner driver must be able to manage all hazards and risks while driving on busier roads and junctions, on faster roads and roads with variable speeds, and on roads with complex layouts and lane changes.

Topic The learner driver should:

Road junctions

Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for road junctions. Be able to demonstrate consistently and without prompting the ability to anticipate potential dangers

relating to road junctions, to take the necessary precautions and to react appropriately.

 

 

Parked vehicles

Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for parked vehicles and Be able to demonstrate consistently and without prompting the ability to anticipate potential dangers

relating to parked vehicles, to take the necessary precautions and to react appropriately.

 

Pedestrian and tramway crossings

Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for pedestrian and tramway crossings and Be able to demonstrate consistently and without prompting the ability to anticipate potential dangers relating to pedestrian and tramway crossings, to take the necessary precautions and to react appropriately.

 

Motorcyclists and cyclists

Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for cyclists and motorcyclists; and

Be able to demonstrate consistently and without prompting the ability to anticipate potential dangers relating to cyclists and motorcyclists, to take the necessary precautions and to react appropriately.

 

Vulnerable road users

Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for vulnerable road users; and

Be able to demonstrate consistently and without prompting the ability to anticipate potential dangers relating to vulnerable road users, to take the necessary precautions and to react appropriately.

 

Other imminent and potential hazards

Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for all other imminent or potential hazards and Be able to demonstrate consistently and without prompting the ability to anticipate all other imminent or potential hazards, to take the necessary precautions and to react appropriately.

 

4.4 Driving calmly

Objective

The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to drive calmly; and must

exercise the necessary discipline, consistently and without prompting, to control sudden impulses, aggression and any other distracting emotions.The learner driver must be able to stay calm in potentially stressful situations and while driving on busier roads and junctions, on faster roads and roads with variable speeds, and on roads with complex layouts and lane changes.

Topic The learner driver should:

Reacting appropriately to other road users

Have the knowledge, understanding and skills to interact calmly with other road users at all times and To do so consistently and without prompting, particularly in relation to vulnerable road users.

 

Managing internal and external distractions

Have the knowledge, understanding and skills to manage any internal or external distractions; and Do so consistently and without prompting – for example, when dealing with distractions such as those that might be caused by children in the rear seat or by a passing

emergency vehicle.

 

Dealing with and controlling peer pressure

Have the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to deal with peer pressure; and

Do so consistently and without prompting – for example, when dealing with friends or colleagues encouraging unacceptable driving behaviour.

 

Recovering from the car stalling

Have the knowledge, understanding and skills to recover from the car stalling; and

Do so consistently and without prompting.

 

4.5 Driving in adverse weather conditions

Objective

The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to adjust driving behaviour and maintain safe control of the vehicle in all weather conditions. The learner driver must be able to drive in bad weather conditions safely, independently and consistently, without prompting, and at different speeds, while taking all necessary precautions. The learner driver must also be able to make responsible judgements on the suitability of the prevailing conditions for driving.

Topic The learner driver should:

Checking the weather forecast

Know and understand the importance of checking the weather forecast and Be able to identify and access sources of relevant information relating to weather.

 

Assessing the risks and implications of driving in adverse weather conditions

Know and understand the importance of assessing weather conditions and determining if they are suitable or unsuitable for driving and Be able to assess the risks and implications of driving in adverse weather conditions.

 

Driving in an appropriate manner for the prevailing conditions

Know and understand the importance of driving in a manner that is suited to the prevailing conditions and Be able to do so, consistently and without prompting – for example, in very heavy rain or in crosswinds.

 

Recognising the symptoms of poor traction

Know and understand the symptoms of the vehicle losing traction and Be able to respond appropriately when the vehicle loses traction – for example, due to aquaplaning or icy or other

slippery conditions.

 

Choosing the most appropriate driving response to weather conditions

Know and understand the importance of choosing the most appropriate driving response to weather conditions and Be able, consistently and without prompting to choose the correct actions and responses to take – for example, in snow, ice, fog, and so on.

 

Being aware of increased stopping distances in extreme conditions

Know and understand how extreme conditions can affect stopping distance and Be able, consistently and without prompting, to judge stopping distances in extreme slippery conditions, such as those caused by snow, ice or wet road surfaces.

 

4.6 Night driving

Objective

The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to drive at night and

in conditions of poor visibility. In doing so, the learner driver must drive independently and

consistently, at different speeds and in challenging situations, and must manage the risks

associated with night driving and poor lighting conditions.

Topic Guidance: the learner driver should:

Driving in the dark and poor lighting conditions

Know and understand the importance of adapting driving behaviour in the dark and in poor lighting conditions, including at dawn and dusk and Be able, consistently and without prompting, to adapt driving behaviour in the dark and poor lighting conditions, including at dawn and dusk.

 

Eyesight

 Know and understand the necessity for drivers to have regular eyesight tests and Be aware of the symptoms of poor vision and of the possible necessity to wear prescribed corrective lenses.

 

The symptoms of poor night vision

Know and understand the symptoms of poor night vision, and be aware of the difficulties or dangers that it can lead to.

 

The correct use of vehicle lighting and the appropriate response to other vehicle lighting

Know and understand how to use the correct lighting at the correct and appropriate time and conditions – for example, when to dip lights or when to use rear fog lights and Be able, consistently and without prompting, to use the correct lighting at the correct and appropriate times and conditions.

 

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