17-24 is the age group with the highest number of fatalities on Irish roads. This is one statistic that we are all trying to eradicate. Road safety awareness is a subject we take very seriously and we discuss with conviction. RSA driving school is actively getting involved in educating our future drivers to fully understand our roads and the dangers before even sitting in the driving seat.
The introduction of the new compulsory essential driver training that the Road Safety Authority has implemented from the 4th April 2011 is a step in the right direction in improving driving standards in our younger drivers.
The Introduction of Essential Driver Training
Come April 2011 the new initiative of graduated licensing for learner drivers will commence in Ireland and see the introduction of the EDT (Essential Driver Training). From the 4th of April 2011 the EDT will require all learner drivers wishing to sit their driving test to obtain a certificate from their registered RSA instructor.
This certificate can be signed off in effect after 12 one hour lessons have been taken following a specific driving syllabus. Akin to that the RSA stipulate that these 12 lessons be taken during a six month period during which the test can not be sat. Keep in mind that the 12 hour syllabus will be in addition to all the hours training that will be needed to reach the standard required to pass the driving test along with private practice.
The EDT program is intended to cover many of the crucial skills needed to become a safe and competent driver and to help guarantee learners applying to sit the driving test have reached a satisfactory standard.
Passing your driving test can only be the result of excellent planning and driver training
Driver training will give you the skills however it is planning for the test that will be most important. The RSA Driving School has spearheaded the development of pre test training packages. Some of our instructors are ex-testers themselves and together have developed the most comprehensive pre test driving packages available in Ireland making the RSA Driving School the only realistic choice for your driver training.