LESSON 2: CORRECT POSITIONING
July 29th, 2012
What is the objective for Lesson 2?
During your second lesson, your ADI should make sure that you can position the car correctly on the road for the actions you are about to take. Actions include: driving on the straight; cornering; negotiating bends and junctions; changing lanes; entering and exiting from slip roads; entering and exiting junctions and roundabouts; and correct positioning within traffic lanes.
What is the minimum this lesson should cover?
At the very least, during this lesson your ADI should take you driving in light traffic situations so that you have enough opportunity for positioning your vehicle: on the straight; in traffic lanes; on bends turning left and right; negotiating roundabouts; and approaching and emerging from junctions.
Expected outcomes: what should I have learned by the end of the Lesson 2?
At the end of the second lesson, you should be able to show that you know how to: generally keep a safe position on the road; always keep a safe braking distance from other vehicles; and show appropriate and safe use of available road space.How should I prepare for Lesson 3?
How should I prepare for lesson 3?
To achieve the expected outcomes from Lesson 3 you should have: completed Lesson 1 and Lesson 2. Practice is key. To feel confident about meeting the learning objectives, you should have: read the expected outcomes of this lesson; done enough practice with your ADI, Sponsor, or both; and done any relevant study.
You should have practised the following for at least three hours: positioning the vehicle on the straight; cornering; negotiating bends and junctions; changing lanes; entering and exiting from slip roads; entering and exiting junctions and roundabouts; and correct positioning within traffic lanes.
You should also have read the sections of the Rules of the Road that deal with: correct positioning in these situations; and changing direction and making observations.
You should have acted on any feedback your ADI gave you at the end of your last EDT lesson.