EDT 12 - LESSON 12: NIGHT DRIVING
What is the objective for Lesson 12?
During this lesson your ADI should make sure that you can:
- use your vehicle lighting correctly; and
- respond correctly to the lights of other road users.
You should also be able to maintain full control of the vehicle while:
- driving through traffic in the dark; or
- in poor lighting conditions.
What is the minimum this lesson should cover?
This lesson should take place after dark. Your ADI should ask you to drive in a variety of road conditions, including urban and rural roads. You should have significant interaction with other road users.
Expected outcomes: what should I expect by the end of Lesson 12?
At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- drive safely in the dark;
- drive safely where road lighting is poor; and
- describe the symptoms of poor night vision and how to deal with it.
You should also be able to show you know:
- how to use your vehicle’s lighting correctly; and
- the appropriate response to other vehicle lighting, including emergency vehicle lighting.
In the event that I have not completed all 12 lessons, how should I prepare for my next lesson?
To achieve the expected outcomes from your next lesson, you should have:
- completed Lesson 1 to lesson 8 and Lesson 12.
You should discuss your lessons with your ADI and based on their advice, you may also have completed some or all of Lessons 9, 10 and 11. This is because Lessons 9 to 12 can be taken in any order.
Before you do your next lesson, you should ask your ADI for advice on the relevant study material, practice, and/or driving lessons.
Practice is key
To feel confident about meeting the learning objectives, you should also have:
- read the expected outcomes of the next lesson (as agreed with your ADI);
- done enough practice with your ADI, Sponsor, or both; and
- done any relevant study.
Specifically, you should have practised for at least three hours:
- responding correctly to the lights of other road users;
- maintaining full control of the vehicle while driving through traffic in the dark; and
- maintaining full control of the vehicle while driving in poor lighting conditions.
You should also have read the sections of the Rules of the Road that deal with:
- night driving; and
- driving in poor weather and lighting conditions.
You should have acted on any feedback your ADI gave you at the end of your last EDT lesson.