EDT Driving Lesson Module 4

EDT Driving Lesson Module 4

EDT Lesson 4 Progression Management

  • Know how control your speed
  • Know how speed limits work
  • Know your stopping distance
  • Know the effects of driving to fast

1.8 Speed (1)
Objective

The learner driver must know and understand the necessity of driving at an appropriate speed at all times and of always complying with speed limits.
Guidance

Topic The learner driver should:

Regulating the speed of the vehicle
Know why, when, where and how to assess and adjust the speed of the vehicle in different situations and know the potential consequences of driving too fast, and (in some circumstances) of driving too slow.

Speed limits
Know the speed limits and understand the legal responsibility to comply with them and be aware of the potential consequences of not complying with speed limits.

Vehicle dynamics and stopping distances
Know the stopping distance of vehicles at different speeds and how weight may affect stopping distance.

Adverse weather conditions
Know the stopping distances of vehicles at different speeds in different weather conditions, and know why it is important to adjust speed to suit the prevailing conditions and be aware of the potential consequences of driving at an inappropriate speed for the prevailing weather conditions.

Inappropriate speedĀ 
Understand the potential consequences of driving at an excessive speed for the prevailing road, traffic and weather conditions.

1.9 The environmental impact of driving
Objective

The learner driver must know about and understand the environmental impact of driving and how that might be mitigated by the way drivers use their vehicles and the vehicle controls.

Guidance
Topic The learner driver should:
Environmental impact of primary controls
Be aware that improper use of primary controls (such as excessive use of accelerator, brakes, etc.), can affect fuel consumption and emissions.

Environmental impact of vehicles
Understand how vehicle size, engine size, vehicle design, fuel type and the way a vehicle is driven impact on the environment and Consider whether or not a journey is necessary before setting out.

2.8 Speed (2)
Objective

The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to drive at a speed that is
appropriate for the prevailing conditions. In doing so, the learner driver must take into account the safety of all occupants of the vehicle and that of all other road users, particularly vulnerable road users.

Guidance
Topic The learner driver should:

Regulating the speed of the vehicle
Know and understand the need to assess and adjust the speed of the vehicle to suit the prevailing conditions. Be able to assess and adjust the speed of the vehicle to suit the prevailing conditions, in different situations and without undue hesitancy and be able to interpret the speed of other vehicles and react appropriately.

Speed limits
Know and understand why speed limits are necessary and be aware of the legal responsibility to comply with them. Be able to adjust the speed of the vehicle to comply with speed limits and be aware that speed limits are an upper limit only and not a target speed.

Vehicle dynamics and stopping distances
Be aware of stopping distances and of how the load in the vehicle or the weight of the vehicle may significantly affect stopping distance and be able to stop the vehicle at different speeds.

Adverse weather conditions
Know and understand the stopping distances for vehicles in adverse weather conditions, at different speeds and in different road conditions and be able to adjust speed of the vehicle to suit prevailing conditions.

Appropriate and inappropriate speed
Be able to demonstrate the ability to drive at an appropriate speed at all times. Know and understand the potential consequences of driving too fast for the prevailing road and traffic conditions and understand how speed affects stopping distances.

2.9 Driving in an eco-efficient manner
Objective

The learner driver must have a knowledge and understanding of the environmental impact of
driving, and must be able to demonstrate the ability to drive in an eco-efficient manner.

Guidance
Topic The learner driver should:

Using primary controls in an environmentally friendly manner
Know about and understand the environmental impact of driving and be able to demonstrate the ability to use the primary controls of the vehicle in a manner that is consistent with minimal environmental impact.

Planning trips in an eco-efficient manner
Be able to plan a trip in the most eco-efficient manner. Be able to take different traffic conditions into account when planning a trip and be able to make good judgements on the necessity or
otherwise of undertaking a journey.

Maintaining constant speed when possible
Understand the benefits of maintaining (where possible) a constant safe speed and avoiding unnecessary harsh braking or acceleration. Be able to demonstrate the ability (where possible) to maintain a constant safe speed and to avoid unnecessary harsh braking or acceleration.

Using gears and engine in an eco-friendly manner
Understand how to use the gears and engine braking in ways that use fuel more economically;
Be able to demonstrate the use of the gears and engine braking in ways that use fuel economically.

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