EDT Driving Lessons Dublin

What are the 12 EDT Driving lessons Dublin?

The 12 Essential Driver Training (EDT) driving lessons are guidelines that enable an individual to know and understand the rules and regulations of road safety. Before you commence your training, you should check that your instructor is up to date approved to carry out the 12 EDT lessons and that he/she holds an RSA approval. One can, however, opt to take more driving lessons depending on his/her needs. Always make sure that you have a car or you have hired a car that is simple and that you are familiar with.

For you to get a driving license, you have to take the mandatory 12 Essential Driver Training (EDT) driving lessons. The national driving school has been operating for the past 25 years with test centers in Dublin and the surrounding counties. You can get the best quality training from their branches in Dublin include Blanchard town, Church town, City west, Clondalkin, Finglas, Naas, Saggart, Rathcoole, Terenure, and Tallaght.

The lessons take approximately two weeks with each EDT lesson consuming an hour each, the 12 EDT lessons require 12 hours. However, one requires to practice on a daily basis with the supervision of an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) or a sponsor or both. Sponsors can be chosen by an individual or allocated to an individual by their Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) or the driving school that they have signed up to, for their driving classes.

The sponsor that you choose should be:

Why do I need the 12 EDT Driving lessons Dublin?

Who needs to complete the 12 lessons?

The prices of the 12 EDT lessons vary depending on the number of hours that you want to take for the during courses and also the nature of the driving course as shown in table 1.1 below.

HOURSPRICE
I HOUR DRIVING LESSON€35
6 HOUR DRIVING LESSON€177
12 HOUR DRIVING LESSON€347
MOCK TEST SPECIAL 4 HOUR PLUS CAR HIRE€270
AUTOMATIC LESSON€40
AUTOMATIC EDT 12€450
AUTOMATIC TEST CAR HIRE€150
MOCK TEST ASSESSMENT€50

The 12 EDT lessons
The 12 EDT lessons are discussed below in accordance with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) syllabus.

EDT Lesson 1: Car controls and safety checks

For one to achieve the desired results of the lesson he/she should familiarize with the rules and regulations of the road and the vehicle that you are going to use. Your sponsor or ADI should assist you on how to use the brakes and the steering wheel, which are considered to be the primary controls. The ADI and the sponsor should also aid in teaching the learner how to use the secondary controls such as the lights, windscreens, and wipers.

During the EDT Lesson 1, you in get to familiarize with the vehicle and understanding the controls of the car and how to use the controls correctly. One also gets to learn about vehicle safety and how they can evaluate vehicle roadworthiness.

EDT Lesson 2: Correct positioning

To have a successful outcome in EDT lesson 2, one must have completed EDT lesson 1. In this lesson the ADI should ensure that the learner can correctly position the vehicle on the road especially when taking corners, changing lanes, negotiating bends, negotiating junctions, entering and exiting junctions, correct positioning within traffic lanes and the ADI should also ensure that the learner can correctly drive straight on a road. The learner is also taught how to take the roundabout and the rules that apply when taking a roundabout.

EDT Lesson 3: Changing direction

To enroll in EDT lesson 3, you must have completed lesson 1 and lesson 2. These lesson majors in ensuring that you are able to correctly turn left and right, turning in roundabouts and when negotiating junctions. An individual should know how to use indicators in order to signal other road users. At the end of the lesson, the learner should be able to use mirrors appropriately and he/she should be able to use the mirror, signal, mirror, manoeuver,(MSMM) routine correctly.

EDT Lesson 4: progression management

Once an individual has successfully completed lesson 1, lesson 2 and lesson 3, they can enroll for the EDT lesson 4. This lesson helps the learner to learn how to control his/her speed, to know the speed limits, the safety of other road users and the environment.

EDT Lesson 5: Correct positioning (more complex situations)

In this lesson, the learner should be able to consistently maintain a safe braking distance and safe positioning while on the road. The learner also gets to acquire skills on how to share the road and how to park, reverse and a turnabout in challenging situations

EDT Lesson 6: Anticipation and reaction

This lesson equips one with the knowledge of the possible outcomes of driving in areas that have snow, roads that are filled with fog, in rainy areas and driving at night. One also gets to know how to choose and use the correct speed, keep safe distances and how to break correctly. Ones an individual has successfully completed the EDT lesson 6 they can proceed to the next level of EDT lesson 7, this is after the ADI has signed and recorded the learner’s progress on the learners RSA logbook

EDT Lesson 7: Sharing the road

A learner should ensure that he/she drives in a variety of conditions in order so that your ADI can be able to evaluate how you join, cross and enter roads. You should also learn how to negotiate your way around slow-moving motorists and other road users. This lesson teaches on road courtesy.

EDT Lesson 8: Driving safely through traffic

This lesson teaches drivers how to act appropriately and decisively while driving through traffic. It describes risks of other road users and how to manage them well. The lesson also demonstrates how to use defensive driving techniques which do not impede reasonable progress or cause hesitation. They demonstrate a high level of co-operation with the other road users.

EDT Lesson 9: Changing direction (more complex situations)

In this lesson, the learner learns how to change route safely with due consideration of the traffic controls. One can also change course safely with the regard of other road users. They can yield to other road users and are able to progress appropriately. The driving students are taught how to safely change course using mirror, signal, mirror, manoeuver, (MSMM). After the successful completion of EDT lesson 9, an individual progresses to EDT lesson 10.

EDT Lesson 10: Speed management

This lesson helps learners, to know how to manoeuver their way through fast-moving traffic, to know how to manage and control their speeds, to independently make appropriate decisions in challenging situations and how to drive safely in areas with relatively high speed and terrible weather conditions that could make it difficult for one to drive.

EDT Lesson 11: Driving calmly

During this lesson, learners are taught how to remain calm while handling a vehicle in instances where they are frustrated, angry, feel threatened, or exasperated. They mainly lose their calm in areas where they are joining busy roads, entering junctions while driving alone, parking in areas that have a significant number of cars parked there. The EDT lesson 12 ensures that the drivers can comfortably drive under high pressure calmly.

EDT Lesson 12: Night driving

To achieve the objectives in EDT lesson 12 one has to make sure that you have successfully completed the EDT lesson 11.This lesson majors in teaching drivers how to use the vehicles lighting while driving, and how to correctly respond to the lights of other motorists. The lesson also enables learners to drive safely in the dark, in areas with poor lighting systems, and how to deal with poor vision during at night.
After the completion of each lesson, one is encouraged to keep practicing, as practicing is the key to perfecting all the skills that one has acquired during the lessons.

What is the Road Safety Authority (RSA) 12 EDT driving lesson logbook?

When going for each lesson, a learner is required to bring with him the RSA 12 EDT driving lesson notebook as it contains all the comments from the ADI and the sponsor who have guided you through the previous lessons and the progress that you have made as an individual. The RSA 12 EDT driving logbook is issued to the learner by the Approved Driving Instructor during the start of the first EDT lesson.

After the completion of the 12 EDT lessons, the ADI stamps the relevant section of the book to show completion and he/she records information in the logbook indicating if you met the objectives of each lesson and how competent you are.
The ADI can only sign and comment on lessons that he/she has instructed. Under any circumstances that you opt to change an ADI, he/she cannot sign on lessons that you previously took under the aid of another ADI. This ensures that all ADI’s take responsibility in the lessons they teach and that they can be held accountable in case of any incident.

In an incident where your RSA logbook gets lost, you should report to the Gardai, before obtaining a duplicate log book from your ADI. The waiting period of obtaining the duplicate logbook can be long, thus one is required to ensure his/her logbook is safely kept as it also plays a major role when you are acquiring your driver’s license.

Benefits of enrolling with the National Driving school Dublin

For one to undertake a driving test, it will cost them €85 to €152 as indicated in table 1.2 below.

CategoryFee
A, A1, A2, B, BE, AM, W€85
ALL OTHER CATEGORIES€120
CPC DRIVING TEST (BUS AND TRUCK CATEGORY)PART 1 €120
PART 2 €32
BOTH PART 1 AND PART 2 €152

One can apply for the test online, and make payments online using your visa or master credit card or a valid debit card, you will also need a valid email address. You can also opt to download the forms online, then submitting them through the post office. Alternatively, you can get the forms from your nearest library or from any motor tax office.

To know more and to get the best driving instruction, please call us on our number (085 118 1111) or you can fill our quick form or email us at info@nationaldrivingschool.ie and we will get back to you immediately or visit www.rsa.ie.

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