EDT Driving Lesson Module 9

EDT Driving Lesson Module 9

EDT Lesson 9 Changing Direction

Changing Direction (more complex situations)

  • Know how to use your mirrors correctly
  • Know how to carry out MSMM routine
  • Know how carry out safety glances when moving away
  • Know how carry out safety glances when manoeuvring

This should be done with independently

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.

3.5 Driving safely through traffic (1)

Objective

The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to drive safely through traffic, and be able to recognize, interpret and manage risks – avoiding them where possible, and responding appropriately when they appear.

Guidance

Topic The learner driver should:

Acting correctly and decisively in the driving environment

Be aware always of the driving context and road environment and be able to scan effectively for any imminent or potential hazards and be able to act correctly and decisively to deal with any potential or actual hazards as they arise.

Recognizing and managing the risks associated with the safety of others

Be able to scan effectively for any imminent or potential hazards associated with the safety of others – for example, that of pedestrians waiting at a pedestrian crossing and be able to act correctly and decisively to deal with any such potential or actual hazards as they arise.

Driving defensively

Be aware of the importance of driving defensively at all times and be able to plan the route ahead and drive at an appropriate speed for the driving context and the road environment – for example, maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

Cooperating with other road users

Be able to demonstrate effective cooperation with other road users without impeding them.

4.3 Driving safely through traffic (2)

Objective

The learner driver must have the knowledge, understanding and skills to drive through traffic safely, independently and consistently, at different speeds, in a competent and defensive manner, and in challenging situations. The learner driver must be able to drive safely through traffic 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:

Acting correctly and decisively while driving

Be aware always of the driving context and road environment. Be able to scan effectively for any imminent or potential hazards and be able, consistently and without prompting, to take actual and potential dangers into account, and to act correctly and decisively while driving.

Recognizing and managing the risks associated with the safety of others

Be able to scan effectively for any imminent or potential hazards associated with the safety of others – for example, that of pedestrians waiting at a pedestrian crossing and be able, consistently and without prompting, to take actual and potential dangers into account, to recognize and manage the risks associated with the safety of others and take the necessary and appropriate actions to mitigate those risks.

Driving defensively

Be aware of the importance of driving defensively at all times and be able, consistently and without prompting, to drive defensively at all times, while identifying and managing risks and dangers, maintaining reasonable progress, and avoiding undue hesitation.

Cooperating with other road users

Be able to demonstrate effective cooperation with other road users without impeding them and be able, consistently and without prompting, to identify hazards and obstacles, and to deal with them effectively, while showing a high level of cooperation with other road users.

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