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"Class Driving"

“Class-Driving” is characterised by smooth, safe, skilled driving based on sound knowledge and positive attitudes.   

The “Class-Driver” understands the effects of changing driving conditions; such as Light, weather, road, driver, traffic and vehicle.

 In order to become a “Class-Driver” a person needs to develop insight, understanding or comprehension of:

 The “Class-Driver” is enabled to drive defensively in order to remain safe and react correctly in emergencies.

  The  “Class Driver” is competent at all facets of driving. When driving in traffic, on highways or reversing and manoeuvring the “Class Driver” demonstrates a high level of skill and control.

Good Habits are at the heart of “Class Driving”.   Habits of thinking, observing, driving-technique and road-behaviour.

Habits enable an experienced driver to think about things other than driving while they drive.   It is their habits that dictate how close they drive to the car in front, how much space they leave at the side of the vehicle, when they check the mirror and how they brake, etc.   It is also habits that dictate how they react during a driving emergency.

Class Driving Made Easy

Trev Sobey

Is a “desktop” produced booklet and is available from DTA at the cost of $10.

It sets out Driver Training Academy’s range of driver training exercises and their assessment panels.  This booklet is used for both the Learn to Drive and Advanced Driving programs.

Car driving skills are divided into two distinct categories: manoeuvring and driving. Loosely, these fall into cognitive and spatial learning categories.  This program is designed to give maximum assistance to the student with well-structured sessions that grow the student’s manipulative skills concurrently with cognitive and attitudinal development by alternating between these learning processes.

You will notice that the odd numbered exercises listed on page three describe the driving exercises, while the even numbered exercises describe the manoeuvring exercises.   Therefore the tasks in exercise three are linked to exercise five, and five to seven and so on, providing a gradual increase in difficulty and complexity of driving tasks.  Likewise the manoeuvring exercises with even numbers.  

Each exercise sets out learning outcomes and learning strategies are suggested.   At the end of each exercise there is a scoring matrix, which may be scored and signed by a learning peer (in the case of group instruction), a tutor or the instructor.

One of the last things that most parents will have the opportunity to do together with their teenage child is to teach him or her to drive.  This book is written to help make that a happy and enriching experience for both parent and child.   Friends and relations who are acting as tutors may also find this book useful.

Professional instructors may gain from the structure of lessons and the teaching techniques described.

“Class Driving Made Easy” is copyright to Driver Training Academies of Australia Pty Ltd.