The Driving Skills Syllabus

  • About the Driving Skills Syllabus
  • Tips for driving coaches
  • Pre-drive vehicle check
  • Driving lessons:
    • Vehicle controls
    • Starting and stopping the engine
    • Moving off and stopping
    • Steering control – driving forward through 90-degree turns
    • Changing gears
    • Reversing in a straight line
    • Moving off from the kerb
    • Driving straight
    • Stopping at the kerb
    • Turning left off a main road
    • Driving straight ahead at a roundabout
    • Turning left at a Give Way sign
    • Turning left at a Stop sign
    • Turning left at traffic signals
    • Turning right off a main road
    • Turning right at a Give Way sign
    • Turning right at traffic signals
    • Three-point turn
    • Reversing into a driveway or road on the left
    • Reverse parallel park
    • Higher-speed areas – single lane each way
    • Higher-speed areas – multi-lane
    • Higher-speed areas – driving a curve
    • Higher-speed areas – merge onto a highway
    • Incline start
    • Angle parking
    • Driving across a pedestrian crossing
    • Controlled Emergency Stop
    • Driving in poor visibility
    • Scanning and hazard recognition
    • Driving log

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