Advanced Driving | Dragon School of Motoring

By: Dragon Driver  05/12/2011
Keywords: school of motoring, Advanced Driving Course

Course price €400

(All tolls are included in price, Free Hazard Perception interactive DVD, Free Roadcraft Publication titled the Police Driver’s Handbook, 40 page Pupil’s Guide Booklet, plus refreshments).

Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident within their first 2 years of driving than at any other time in their driving career.

After the test is an advanced driving course designed to help develop the skills and knowledge of newly qualified drivers, broaden their experience and reduce their risk of being in an accident.

The course consists of a six module training syllabus similar to DSA’s Pass Plus Scheme. Modules differ in time to cover, but the course is based on a minimum of six hours training, of which 30 mins is theory and notes are provided. The practical in car session is videoed for later reference by the student.

The course lasts 10 – 12 hours dependent on road conditions.

The Modules

Module 1: Part 1 Introduction

  • How the course works and what to expect

Module 1: Part 2 Town Driving

  • Observation, Judgement and Awareness
  • Consideration for Vulnerable Road Users
  • Spatial Awareness and clearance to others
  • Typical Features of Urban Roads, particularly badly marked and wrongly marked junctions

Module 2: All – Weather Driving

  • Vision – See and Be Seen
  • Skidding and Avoidance
  • Speed and Stopping Distances

Module 3: Out of Town Driving and Rural Roads

  • Rural Hazards (Bends/Lanes)
  • Overtaking and Progress
  • Observation Skills (Middle and Far)

Module 4: Night Driving

  • Vehicle Lighting & Use
  • Speed and Stopping Distances
  • Visibility – Seeing & Reacting Safely
  • Parking

Module 5: Dual Carriageways

  • Joining/Turning/Leaving
  • Forward Planning & Observation
  • Overtaking

Module 6: Motorways M50, including Port Tunnel and M1 Dublin/Newry

  • Joining/Leaving/Toll Approach and Leaving
  • Forward Planning & Observation
  • Overtaking, including lane discipline
  • Breakdowns & Safety Procedure

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Advanced Driving Course, school of motoring

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