Learning to Drive Road Safety Training Notes

road safety training notes



The main reason for these road safety training notes is to help prevent the risk of accidents and other life-threatening situations. This come from when a person is unaware of the rules of the road that are meant for their own safety. They finally end up in mess or in some cases in the most dangerous situation which could even take the life of the person. These road safety training notes ask us, not only to take personal responsibility for the road that we are using. But doing this act we can become a better, safer, driver socially active and responsible to other road users. While learning to drive the first and the most important thing to know is having detail knowledge about the entire road.

A person should have an up-to-date knowledge about road safety. As well as the driving rules they should be aware of any changes to road safety laws. That is the very main reason that a person should abide by the rules. Whether he/she is learning to drive or have been driving for many years. Becoming a good driver is a lifelong task not just a quick task you are tested on when you take your driving test. You need to be familiar with a lot of things over a lifetime of developing your Road Safety Skills and should know how a thing works and what is there significant?

Basic car and driving knowledge – Taken from the Road Safety Training Notes


                       Before starting the engine or just getting in the car you need to make a few initial Safety Checks that are known as the cockpit drill. The examiner needs to be aware that you are familiar with the routine. If you forget to complete the routine, you could leave yourself open for something to go wrong and cause you to have an accident.


                   Make sure while getting in the car that all the doors are all properly closed. If they are not properly closed than a warning signal or a warning light might be displayed in the dashboard. you will need to take care about it before starting the engine.


While driving the seat should be in the comfortable position so that the driver can fully depress the clutch and reach the other pedals without stretching. The driver and any passengers must wear seat belt while driving.


                If the steering wheel is adjustable then it should be adjusted in a position which is more comfortable and safe. Allowing the driver to look over the wheel and keep the best control while turning it.


                Mirrors should properly adjust in the position, so the driver can be in the position to look through them properly.


              The hand brake should be down while driving and up when the car is stationary for a period of time. If the handbrake is up, then it should be released when the engine gets starts to move the car

Basic road knowledge – Taken from the Road Safety Training Notes


When turning into the side road you should take care while approaching the junction. You need to follow a set routine to ensure your turn safely. It is important you do not drive to fast and make allowances for anything on or around the junction that could hide danger. You will need to look to see if there is a traffic signal or signs that could affect your approach to the junction. Your approach speed of your vehicle should be slow enough that if another vehicle approaches towards you than you would be able to give way to it.


                If a person is driving out of a side road at a T junction, then they must give way to traffic on the main road. The vehicles on the main road should watch out for cars coming out of a side road. if someone is turning in front of you as you come out of a side road then you must wait till that person has turned the vehicle.


When using a Crossroads, the driver need to understand which type of crossroads you are approaching. Also, they need to be particularly careful to watch out how the other road users are using the junction


When dealing with roundabouts the driver needs to be aware of what lane discipline to follow while going around the roundabout. Also, the driver needs to make allowances for drivers already on the roundabout who are not following the rules they have been taught regarding signaling and positioning on the roundabout.

Maneuvers Taken from the Road Safety Training Notes

               For many learner drivers the word maneuvers are very worrying. There are 4 possible maneuvers the examiner could ask you to do. The Parallel Park, the Bay Parking, either Forward or Reverse into a Parking Bay. Then lastly pull up on the righthand side of the road and park. Then reverse back about 2 car lengths before driving forward and Joining the road again.

The trick of being successful is to complete the maneuvers VERY slowly with plenty of ALROUND observation. The observations should include looking over your shoulders not just your mirrors

Independent driving Taken from the Road Safety Training Notes

           The new Independent drive can be one of two types. 8 out of 10 tests will be with a Sat Nav and the other 2 will consist of the examiner asking you to follow road signs of directions for a period of about 20 minutes during which the examiner can ask you to do one of the maneuver.

Driving test Taken from the Road Safety Training Notes

         The practical type of driving test includes an eyesight check and couple of questions that will be asked during the test. One tell me question asked at the beginning of the test and one show me question which will asked while the student is driving on the test.

The test will last roundabout of 40 minutes in which there is also the section of independent driving here are some tips which a person needs to know while giving a driving test are illustrates as under

  • Steer smoothly all the time while driving
  • The accelerator should be pressed gently
  • You need to be well aware of the gear in which the vehicle is
  • The posted speed limit direction should be obeyed
  • The brakes should be applied gently
  • Follow at the safe distance

Need to be vigilant enough about the traffic signals what they mean, and it should be followed all the time.


Course Information

Estimated Time: 40 hours


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