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Independent Driving

Getting ready to drive

  • I feel confident in my ability to drive independently to a particular destination, as required on the driving test.

  • I feel confident in my ability to plan a journey by

    A. taking into account road conditions, weather conditions, traffic, my own experience and the vehicle being used.

  • I feel confident in my ability to plan a journey by

    B. working out the time needed to complete the journey safely and legally, including rest breaks and refuelling stops.

  • I feel confident in my ability to plan a journey by

    C. considering what alternative routes are available to complete the journey should certain main roads be blocked.

  • Before taking a journey I feel confident in my abiltiy to

    A. assess my own physical, emotional and other needs and those of any others who intend to make the journey with me.

  • Before taking a journey I feel confident in my abiltiy to

    B. assess the environmental and economic implications of other modes of transport.

  • Before taking a journey I feel confident in my abiltiy to

    C. decide whether it is suitable to use a vehicle for the journey.

  • I feel confident in my ability to:

    Ensure the vehicle is safe for the journey.

  • I feel confident in my ability to:

    Make sure the vehicle is legal for me to drive.

  • I feel confident in my ability to:

    Control the risks associated with carrying passengers, loads and animals.

  • I feel confident in my ability to:

    Take suitable action if my vehicle breaks down.

  • I feel confident in my ability to:

    Take suitable action if I am involved in, or witness a collision.