EDT Driving Lesson Module 6

EDT Driving Lesson Module 6

EDT Lesson 6 Anticipation and Reaction

  • Know how to scan for potential hazards
  • Identify and respond appropriately to hazards
  • Know what gear to approach junctions and roundabouts
  • Potential hazards when driving in the rain, fog, snow and at night

3.3 Changing direction (1)
Objective
The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to read the road ahead and change direction or alter course in a safe and timely manner, showing due care for themselves and other road users.

Guidance
Topic The learner driver should:
Altering course safely with due regard to traffic controls
Know and understand when, where, why and how to alter course effectively and safely at traffic controls and be able to demonstrate how to alter course effectively and safely at traffic controls.

For example:
Follow the correct procedures when turning right to a main road, complying with road signs and road markings.

Altering course with due regard for other road users
Know and understand when, where, why and how to alter course effectively and safely with due regard for other road users and be aware (when altering course) of vulnerable road users
– for example, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Yielding and progressing where necessary
Know and understand when and where it is appropriate and safe to yield to other road users; and know and understand when and where it is appropriate and safe to progress without impeding other road users who have the right of way.

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.

Guidance
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.

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