EDT Driving Lesson Module 7

EDT Driving Lesson Module 7

EDT Lesson 7 Sharing the Road

  • You should be able to drive with due care and attention when approaching junctions and streets with parked cars
  • Be able to enter, cross join roads safely
  • Know how to deal with emergency vehicles
  • Know when to give way to other vehicles and pedestrians

2.7 Communications, signs and signals (2)

Objective
The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to use signals correctly and must be able to respond appropriately to traffic signs, signals and other types of communication.

Guidance
Topic The learner driver should:
Road signage
Know and understand road signage. Be able to identify and comply with road signs and be aware of the rules applying to road signs and the potential consequences of non-compliance.

GardaĆ­, school wardens, customs officials, persons in charge of animals
Know and understand signals and directions given by gardaĆ­, customs officials, school wardens, and persons in charge of animals. Be able to comply with such signals and directions; and
Be aware of the potential consequences of non-compliance.

Indicators
Know when, where and how to use indicators to give effective advance communication to other road users and be able to interpret the indicator signals given by other vehicles.

Hand signals
Understand the benefit of hand signals to other road users. Know when, where and how to use hand signals and be able to interpret and act on the hand signals given by other persons.

Headlights
Know when, where and how to use headlights correctly and the legal requirements relating to the use of dipped headlights. Know how to interpret the use of lights by other vehicles and
Be aware of the potential consequences of the misuse of headlights.

Hazard warning lights
Know when, where and how to use hazard warning lights and know how to interpret the use of hazard warning lights by other vehicles.

Horn
Know when, where and how to use the horn. Know how to interpret the use of the horn by other vehicles and be aware of the potential consequences of misuse of the horn.

Emergency vehicle lighting and sirens
Know how to interpret emergency vehicle lighting and sirens and how to act appropriately.

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.

3.4 Anticipation and reactions (1)
Objective
The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to identify and
interpret imminent and potential hazards, and react appropriately.

Guidance
Topic The learner driver should:
Road junctions
Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for road junctions and be able to anticipate potential dangers relating to junctions and to react appropriately.

Parked vehicles
Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for parked vehicles and be able to anticipate potential dangers relating to parked vehicles 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 anticipate potential dangers relating to pedestrian and tramway crossings and to react appropriately.

Cyclists and motorcyclists
Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for cyclists and motorcyclists; and
Be able to anticipate potential dangers relating to cyclists and motorcyclists 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 anticipate potential dangers relating to vulnerable road users and to react appropriately.

Other imminent and potential hazards
Know and understand when, where, why and how to scan for any other imminent or potential hazards and be able to anticipate potential dangers relating to any other imminent or potential hazards and to react appropriately.

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