What is the objective for Lesson 6?

During this lesson, your ADI should make sure that you:

  • know how to scan the environment for potential hazards; and
  • can identify and respond appropriately to potential hazards.


What is the minimum the lesson should cover?

During this lesson, your ADI should take you driving in a variety of road conditions including:

  • junctions
  • streets with parked cars
  • streets with substantial numbers of pedestrians
  • roads with multiple warning signs
  • roads with poor visibility such as bends with tree cover or hill brows.

The lesson should cover potential hazards associated with:

  • road junctions
  • blind spots
  • parked vehicles
  • crossings
  • roundabouts
  • motorcyclists and cyclists
  • road works
  • pedestrians

Where it is not possible to cover one or more of these areas while driving, your ADI should ask you questions about them, which you should be able to answer.


Expected outcomes: what should I have learned by the end of Lesson 6?

You should be able to show that you can use scanning techniques to identify and respond to hazards. You should also be able to consider potential hazards:

  • by choosing the correct speed and gear.
  • keeping a safe distance; and
  • braking correctly.

You should be able to explain the potential effects of driving:

  • at night
  • in the rain
  • in fog.

You should be able to show that you can identify hazards and respond to them in good time.




How should I prepare for Lesson 7?

To achieve the expected outcomes from Lesson 7, you should have:

  • completed Lesson 1 to Lesson 6.


Practice is key

To feel confident about meeting the learning objectives, you should also have:

  • read the expected outcomes of this lesson.
  • done enough practice with your Sponsor or ADI, or both; and
  • done any relevant study.

Specifically, for at least three hours, you should have practised how to scan the environment for potential hazards and respond appropriately.

You should also have read the sections in the Rules of the Road that deal with:

  • correct reactions and anticipation; and
  • sharing the road.

You should have acted on any feedback your ADI gave you at the end of your last KEY DRIVER TRAINING (KDT) lesson.