EDT – Essential Driver Training

What is the EDT?

The Essential Driver Training Programme (EDT) is an initiative set up by the RSA to improve critical driving knowledge on Irish roads.  It has been implemented as of 4th April 2011, meaning anyone wanting to apply for their first  Learners Permit on or after this date must complete the 12 EDT one hour lessons, certified  by a qualified  and RSA  registered ADI (Approved Driving Instructor). The 12 lessons syllabus must be completed prior to any application for the candidates driving test. As you complete each lesson your ADI will record your progress in your individual logbook.  A sponsor is also recommended to promote the lessons and instructions handed out with the ADI during the course of the hour. logbook

The 12 hour EDT course consists of:

Lesson 1         Car Controls & Safety Checks

Lesson 2         Correct Positioning

Lesson 3         Changing Directions

Lesson 4         Progression Management

Lesson 5         Correct Positioning

Lesson 6         Anticipation & Reaction

Lesson 7         Sharing the Roads

Lesson 8         Driving Safely Through Traffic

Lesson 9         Changing Direction (More Complex Situations)

Lesson 10      Speed Management

Lesson 11      Driving Calmly

Lesson 12      Night Drive .