The Official Driving Syllabus as taught at foyle

Driving Lesson Syllabus

What foyle Professional Driving Instructors Cover

Legal responsibility + safety
Licence + Eye test
Your targets
New driver crash involvement
Safety checks including legal implications
Petrol Oil Water Damage Electrics Rubber You (powdery)
Safe passengers + loads

Cockpit checks
handbrake + neutral
wellbeing
Doors Seatbelt Steering Seat Mirrors (dsssm)
Controls, equipment, instruments, ancillary

Basic Skills
Prepare Observe Move (pom)
Look Assess Decide Aact (lada)
Mirrors Signals Position Speed Looks (mspsl)
Move away + stopping – safe and legal
Creep uphill downhill angled
Changing + selecting gears/steering technique

Basic manoeuvres
Mirrors before
signalling
change speed
change direction
hazards
frequently
Signals
Positioning
normal driving
one way/narrow roads

Use of speed
progress
speeding
hesitancy

Observation, anticipation + planning
commentary drive
eye scan
spot every road sign
road markings
cyclists/motorcyclists other cars pedestrians large vehicles + buses railways + trams emergency vehicles

Other traffic
meeting traffic
holdback position
clearance safe following distance
to the side
behind

Junctions
safe approach
zones of vision
minimum observations
turn left/turn right
emerge

advanced junctions
one way
fast roads
protected rights
traffic lights
Y junctions/slip
Crossroads
traffic lights

Roundabouts + gyratory systems
simple
mini
multiple
spiral/traffic lights

Pedestrian crossings
Overtaking single lane carriageway
Car Fuel fill up

Eco safe driving
the vehicle
planning
control
benefits
route planning

Emergency stop
30mph / 60mph
Antilock Braking System (abs)
cause of a skid

Rural roads/bends
limit points
Information Position Speed Gear Acceleration (ipsga)

Dual carriageways
slip on/off
progress

Motorway theory
breakdowns

(Instructor gives a demonstration drive for at least 1 junction on the Motorway with commentary drive and Q+A regarding theory of Motorway Driving)
Darkness
lights/parking
vulnerable road users

Impairments + consequences
lack of experience
peer pressure/passengers
drugs/alcohol distraction/mobiles/equipment
type of road
time of day concentration/tiredness/fatigue stress/anger mood/attitude

(Instructor discusses this at relating it to situations or journeys the student may encounter and develops coping strategies and offers crucial knowledge to the student)

Helping those involved in an incident/crash
Danger Response Airway Breathing Compression (dr abc)

Reversing straight
Turn around in three
left reverse
right reverse
alternatives

Parking
safely
bay – car park
parallel – road

Weather conditions
fog
ice
snow
sun
wind

rain
fords/floods

Journey planning
time of day
time of year
maps/signs
sat nav/backup
tireness/fatigue
timings

Road conditions

Automatics

Unprompted drive
self assessment
route planning
planning
anticipation
economical

DSA test format

DSA mock test
DSA test + self evealuation
Crash Risk
Pass plus + Post test training
Motorway