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RSA SCHOOL OF MOTORING MEATH

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EDT MEATH

ESSENTIAL DRIVER TRAINING IN MEATH

ESSENTIAL DRIVER TRAINING (EDT) IS YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS

So the EDT...what does it really mean! It can be very confusing but don't worry, the RSA School of Motoring is here to help!

The EDT means Essential Driver Training. It was introduced back in 2011 for all new learner drivers so its actually relatively new, your parents wont even know what it is!

The EDT is a structured syllabus of 12 lessons, each focusing on a different aspect of driving. The EDT must be completed with an Approved Driving Instructor or ADI and your logbook stamped for proof of completion. The EDT has been designed to help learner driver's become safer and more competent drivers.

 

ESSENTIAL DRIVER TRAINING AND WHAT IS INVOLVED

The EDT is simply 12 lessons you must complete with your ADI. As advised by the RSA, a one hour lesson should be completed every 2 weeks with your ADI and a filler lesson completed in between with your sponsor. There is no need to rush through the EDT as you need to have your driver's permit for 6 months before you can apply for your Driving test anyways. 

Your 12 EDT lessons are as follows:

  1. CAR CONTROLS AND SAFETY CHECKS
  1. CORRECT POSITIONING
  1. CHANGING DIRECTION
  1. PROGRESSION MANAGEMENT
  1. CORRECT POSITIONING
  1. ANTICIPATION AND REACTION
  1. SHARING THE ROAD
  1. DRIVING SAFELY THROUGH TRAFFIC
  1. CHANGING DIRECTION
  1. SPEED MANAGEMENT
  1. DRIVING CALMLY
  1. NIGHT DRIVING

Lessons 1 to 8 must be taken in the order shown above with lessons 9 to 12 taken in any order that suits you. Overall, all 12 lessons must be completed and logged by your ADI.

YOUR LOGBOOK

The logbook is given to you on your first EDT lesson with your ADI. It's an important document so please keep it safe! The logbook is used as a record of your driving progress. After each lesson your ADI has to log the lesson, stamp the relevant page and write in any comments they might have on your driving. Your ADI also has to log into the RSA website and log each lesson on the online portal. Both these measures will ensure proof of EDT completion so you will have no problems when applying for your driver's test. Only an approved driving instructor can log your lessons so unfortunately you can't get your mates to do it for you!

Your sponsor also has to log your filler lessons that you have completed. There is space to leave comments aswell. This way your ADI & your sponsor will have a better idea of your driving progress and what you might need to work on.

 

CHOOSING YOUR SPONSOR:

As a learner driver you must select a sponsor. A sponsors duties are to take you out for filler lesson between your EDT lesson. These filler lessons help you practice what you learnt in your EDT lesson. Choosing a sponsor can not be taken lightly. You must trust this person and ensure you believe they will help you learn to drive rather than made you more nervous. More often than not parents are chosen for this role but other family members can be asked or even your ADI can provide these filler lessons. The decision is up to you and which person you believe you will gain the most information from.

SO WHAT'S NEXT....

Having completed the EDT successfully you can also check out the RSA’s manual ‘Learning to Drive a Car’ at your local book store to get even more helpful tips.

So you've applied and received your driver's license test date you can now finally start thinking about passing the actual test. Here is were we would advise you to have pretest lessons with an ADI. At the RSA School of Motoring we believe these lessons are invaluable as we teach you how to pass the test, show you potential test routes and give you an idea what the test will feel like. Nervous are a terrible thing and can get the better of a lot of people, in these instances our ADI's will help calm and manage your nerves.

Check out the rest of the website or give us a call today to get you started on this exciting journey!! We are here to help!