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Learning to Drive - What to Expect

Practical Driving Lessons Guide

 

N.B: Depending on experience and location, the order may alter slightly

 

 

  • Main Vehicle Controls & Cockpit Drill 

 

  • Moving away and stopping safely

 

  • Steering & road positioning

 

  • Gear changing, clutch control & hillstarts

 

  • Use of mirrors, signals & ancillary controls (lights,wipers, etc.,)

 

  • Negotiating T- junctions & crossroads

 

  • Building Confidence

 

  • Dealing with other road users

 

  • Negotiating roundabouts & mini roundabouts

 

  • Traffic lights & pedestrian crossings

 

  • Spiral roundabouts

 

  • Town/city centre driving & Using SatNav

 

  • Reversing skills / Manoeuvres

 

  • Rural roads & driving at speed

 

  • Hazard perception/awareness

 

  • Driving in adverse weather conditions

 

  • Dual carriageway driving

 

  • Overtaking

 

  • Emergency stop

 

  • Basic Maintenance Checks

 

  • Night driving (where possible)

 

  • Mock test

 

  • Post-test driving (e.g: Pass Plus Scheme, Motorways) - Optional