This is a practical session concentrating on observation, judgement and awareness eye contact, being cautious, but not unnecessarily hesitant, keeping space around the car, multi-lane junctions and unusual roundabouts, over – and underpasses, bus and cycle lanes.
All Weather Driving
This may be a theory session. The aim will be to discuss safe driving in extreme weather and road conditions. Topics will include: seeing and being seen, using appropriate lights, safe speed and distances, anticipation, causes and how to correct skids.
Rural and Out – of Town Driving
This will be a practical session featuring driving on all types of rural roads endeavouring to include:- bends, hills and uneven
road surfaces, safe overtaking. Observation and making progress safely, with emphasis on: Farm entrances, animals and slow moving vehicles, mud on road, sharp bends, use of horn/lights.
This will take place after lighting – up time. It will cover: the correct use of lights, seeing and being seen familiarisation of reflective signs, markings, etc. judging speed and distance of self and others, adjusting to dusk and dawn (theory) being prepared for pedestrians and cyclists.
Dual Carriageway and Motoring Driving
Topics include:- effective observation and use of mirrors/blind spots joining, and leaving carriageways judgement and planning safe distances, overtaking and safe speeds in different circumstances, signs, signals and road markings.