Syllabus Topics Covered

Driving lessons with A1 Driving School Bradford will cover the following topics

Cockpit Drill Door Security, seat / steering wheel position, seat belts, mirrors alignment and driver responsibility.

Controls & Instruments Hand / foot controls, switches and other controls.

Mirrors, Vision & Use Driving mirrors

Where and when to use, blind spots, mirrors and hazards, Mirrors-signal-manoeuvre (MSM) routine.

Moving Away & Stopping

Coordination / use of controls, observation (MSM). Anticipation of other road users.

Safe Driving / Stopping Position

Judgement of correct driving positioning and stopping / parking position by the kerb.

Gear Changing

Changing from 1st to 2nd gear, then 2nd to 3rd, 3rd to 2nd etc.

Clutch Control

Controlling very slow speeds by gentle use of gas, and clutch within the biting point.
Turning Left and Right Mirrors, Signals, Position, Speed / Gear Look, Assess, Decide and Act. Priorities. Zones of vision. Pedestrians and cyclists.
Emerging Left and Right Mirrors, Signals, Position, Speed / Gear Look, Assess,
Decide and Act. Priorities. Zones of vision. Peeping and creeping. Cross
Roads Mirrors, Signals, Position, Speed / Gear Look, Assess, Decide and
Act. Priorities. Zones of vision. Peeping and creeping. Correct Use of
Signals Mechanical and arm signals. Signals to and from traffic
controllers. Misleading signals. Meeting Traffic Head On Anticipating
oncoming traffic. The hold back routine. Priorities, judgement of available
space. Adequate Clearance Passing parked cars, vehicle separation
distances (moving and stationary), clearance to bus lanes etc. Hill Starts Up
hill: Co-ordination of gas, clutch and handbrake. Down hill: Co-ordination
of brake, clutch and handbrake. Main Roads and Other Traffic Emerging
traffic, buses, pedestrians, cyclists, traffic queues, parking and waiting
restrictions, filter lanes. Pedestrian Crossings Zebra, pelican, toucan
and puffin crossings – the differences. Rules and regulations. Safe havens,
tactile surfaces. Traffic Light Junctions 2, 3 and 4 phase traffic lights.
Filter lights and filter lanes. Box junctions. Single Roundabouts

Observations

speed of approach, judgement of approaching traffic and gaps, priorities,
signals, road marking and traffic signs. Traffic calming Speed humps,
width restrictions and priorities. One Way Streets Positioning, single and
multi lane, changing lanes safely, road markings. One Way Systems Road and
direction information signs, planning and positioning. Dual Carriageways &
Slip Rds MSM, entering and exiting, use of speed, anticipation of other
traffic. Lane changing. Stopping distances and reaction time.
Overtaking Overtaking safely on single and dual carriageways. Country Roads Passing places, use of speed, bends, dips and brows.

Eco Safe Driving

Advanced use of gears. Reduce emissions, reduce fuel consumption and reduce fuel costs. Ancillary Controls and maintenance. All controls and switches not covered so far through the course.

Car maintenance and safety procedures

Show Me Tel me

Solo Navigation Drive unaided by sign direction only. Turn in the Road
(wide & narrow, up and down hill.) Control, observation and accuracy to
point the vehicle in the opposite direction using forward and reverse
gears. Reverse Left (sharp & sweeping, plus up and down hill.) Control,
observation and accuracy to reverse the vehicle into a limited opening on
the left. Angled Start (up and down hill.) Control, observation and
accuracy moving out from behind a parked vehicle on the left. Parallel
Park (up and down hill.) Control, observation and accuracy pulling up along
side and reversing behind a parked vehicle on the left. Bay Park Control,
observation and accuracy reversing into a parking bay on the left or right.