Before any lessons can commence, you must have a Driver's Learning Permit/Provisional Driving Licence.
To obtain this permit, you must complete a Theory Test. For further information, please contact The Driver's Theory Test Registration Centre., PO Box 144, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Telephone Number : 1890 606106. Website : www.theorytest.ie Alternatively, you can purchase The Theory Test Book and Cd, (4th Addition recommended) at any newsagent or book shop.
You will need to purchase a 'Rules of the Road' manual. These are in stock at most book shops. Alternatively, you can visit www.rulesoftheroad.ie to download the manual and acquire all relevant information.
On successful completion of the Theory Test you will receive a receipt which will enable you to apply for the Learner's Driving Permit. Please note that you cannot start tuition until you have acquired your Permit. Learner's Permit Application Forms are available at local Garda stations. Alternatively, please contact us and we will arrange to deliver it to you at a convenient time. Once processed, you should receive your Learner's Permit within 10 working days.
Please note that if your Learner's Permit/Provisional Driving Licence has expired for five years or more, you will need to reapply for the Theory Test. If your Leaner's Permit/Provisional Driving Licence has expired within this time, you can reapply for a new Permit. Please telephone the Tax and Licencing Office at 01 2228255 for further details.
Your driving lessons with Roy will be professionally structured to suit your individual needs and level of confidence. Any driving experience you may already have is taken into account.
ESSENTIAL DRIVER TRAINING (EDT):
Since 4th April, 2011 the Essential Driver Training (EDT) course has been in operation. You can download an RSAEDT information book from www.rsa.ie.
EDT is an official mandatory Training Course designed to teach fundamental driving skills and will be incorporated into your Personal Lesson Plan. There are 12 essential EDT lessons throughout the course. They are titled as follows:
Please note that EDT Lessons are incorporated into a Personal Lesson Plan and further tuition may be required to reach completion of some EDT Lessons and Driving Test Standard.
- 01. Car controls and safety checks
- 02. Correct positioning
- 03. Changing direction
- 04. Progression management
- 05. Correct positioning
- 06. Anticipation and reaction
- 07. Sharing the road
- 08. Driving safely through traffic
- 09. Changing direction (more complex situations)
- 10. Speed management
- 11. Driving calmly
- 12. Night driving
The EDT Logbook is used as an official record of ongoing progress throughout your Lesson Plan. It will be updated, stamped and signed by Roy according to your successful completion of each stage of the EDT course. You will not be permitted to apply for a driving test without a fully processed Logbook. The EDT Logbook will be supplied to you at the beginning of your first driving lesson.
Throughout your Lesson Plan, each lesson has particular objectives. To prepare for each lesson Roy will supply all necessary instruction for practice and theory purposes according to your ability and progression. Also, for the preparation of each EDT lesson the study of the EDT Course Syllabus is essential and will be supplied by Roy at the beginning of your Personal Lesson Plan.
For practice between lessons, it is advisable to be supervised by a Sponser, who as a fully licenced and experienced driver can monitor your progression according to your Instruction and your EDT logbook.
EDT is not required if your first learner permit was issued before 4th April, 2011. However, if your learner permit has been expired for more than five years, you will be required to complete the EDT course.
For further information regarding the EDT course please go to www.rsa.ie or feel free to contact us with any queries you may have.
You may wish to take a refresher driving course to improve your skills and prepare for a driving test.
Roy will guide you from whatever stage of driving you may be, to test standard.
When your driving skills have reached full potential, you can apply for a driving test. Roy will provide you with a Driving Test Application Form or you can obtain one from your local Garda Station. You can also apply online at www.drivingtest.ie
If your Learner's Permit/Driving Licence has expired for more than five years, you will be required to complete the EDT Course.
The Department of the Environment supplies you with the details of your approaching test (ie. date and venue and test conditions). You will generally have four to six weeks notice to prepare for your test.
Your driving skills must be at a competent, pretest level and approved by Roy Giffin in order to hire the Atlas Driving School car for your test
During the course of your lesson plan, you will have been provided with all the following information in detail and will have gained full training to be a safe and competent driver.