EDT Driving Lessons

In April 2011 the long awaited Step of Graduated Licensing for Learner Drivers commences in Ireland with the Introduction of Essential Driver Training {EDT}.

In a nut shell this will mean that all Learner Drivers obtaining their Learner Permit after 4/04/2011 will be unable to sit their Driving Test without a certifciate from their Registered R.S.A Instructor.

The Certifciate will have been signed off to the effect that 12 hours of structured Lessons each of one hour, and relating to a specific sylabus have been sucessfully completed.

The R.S.A are expecting that these 12 one hour (approx) Lessons will be spread over the six months that you will have to wait before being allowed to sit the Driving Test!

Does this mean that the 12 hour syllabus will equip you with the skills to Pass the Driving Test First Time?

No It Won’t. This 12 hour EDT program will be in addition to all the other hours of Tuition that it will take to bring you up to the standard of a Driving Test Pass, together with private practise!

Under the Bonnet ChecksThe EDT program is designed to cover many of the Essential Skills needed to become a safe and competent Driver and to ensure that Drivers presenting themselves for the Driving Test are at a suitable standard.

Of course having undergone the full EDT program and taken considerable other lessons does not Guarantee that you will Pass the Driving Test First Time.You not only have to know and understand .

This is what usually trips candidates up during their Test! They are not able to fully implement what they have learnt! This is why lots of practise is essential!

Oil and Water Under The Bonnet ChecksPassing your Driving Test First Time has nothing to do with Lady Luck..it is purely down to excellent and thorough Planning. You have never done the Driving Test before so how do you know what you should be doing and planning?

Have a look at the Photo… you’ll need to know your way around under the bonnet from Day 1!

Good Question…easy answer…you take Pre Test Tuition from a Professional Driving Instructor. Definitely not a friend or relative. A Professional Instructor will know all the angles (and there are many) and will recommend probably six or eight hours of in-depth, fine tuning to bring you up to speed AFTER you have learnt to Drive competently and completed the EDT schedule.

Can’t make the time? Then you have no business sitting the test!
Tough but True!

Here is an Introduction to the Learner Driver Essential Driver Training Program which starts on 4th April 2011. In the past five years we’ve written extensively on how Learner Drivers in Ireland should be behaving.

Of course no one likes to be told how to behave, especially here in Ireland where we are a Nation of Saints and Scholars; a community of Hi-Tech geeks with more money than sense (especially in their choice of Cars!) and a League Table of World Beating Artists and Musicians that any country would love to own.

As we write the organisation responsible for Road Safety and all things related to Learning to Drive, the RSA is rolling out its’ new Flagship program the EDT which comes into force on 4th April 2011.

This Essential Driver Training Program finally brings together what we have all known for a very long time. What’s that you may well ask? Well we’ve had no culture of learning to drive here in Ireland …EVER…

Most Developed EU Nations have been studiously researching, planning and implementing Road Safety strategies to bring down the level of carnage on the roads.It is true that numerous changes to Road Traffic Laws have taken place in Ireland over the last seven years, all of which incidentally, have been driven by EU standards and procedures.

These have included Going Metric; The Driver Theory Test, The National Car Test (known as the MOT in UK), The New Learner Permit (which replaces the old Provisional License) Outsourcing of Driving Tests to bring down the waiting list and so on.

Before summer 2009 there had been no Regulation of Driving Schools or Driving Instructors so it made sense that this should be the first priority of the RSA in dramatically improving Driving Standards of Learner Drivers, to be then followed by a New Training regime that every Leaner Driver would be obliged to undergo.

The Essential Driver Training Program will be discussed throughout this site and we’ll endeavour to cover all the points and make the navigation as simple as possible.

The introduction of the Qualification and Registration of Driving Instructors had been talked about and mulled over by successive Governments and Transport Ministers and it has paved the way for the commencement of the new Essential Driver Training Program which kicks off on the 4th April 2011.