GDL Drivers - Driving School Wexford
GDL Drivers is a driving school based in Wexford which offers driving lessons from complete beginner to test preparation.
Learner drivers who obtained their first Learner Permit after 4/4/11 must complete Essential Driver Training - a course of 12 x 1 hour driving lessons designed by the Road Safety Authority (RSA). This EDT course must be delivered by an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). The lessons are structured to help learners grasp the basic skills and behaviours, laying the foundation for safe driving for years ahead.
Before any lessons can begin, the Learner must study for and pass the (Driver Theory Test. Then, they must apply in person to the NDLS for a Learner Permit for Category B cars Wexford town has both a Theory Test centre and NDLS Office. Lessons can start when you receive your Learner Permit.
Each EDT driving lesson has a specific aim such as: technical checks, basic car controls, position on road, control of speed and gears, observation and mirrors, and developing the responsible attitude that drivers need to deal safely with hazards on road. Learner drivers will also need many more hours of practice and test preparation lessons before achieving Driving Test pass standard.
A log book recording the lesson content is completed, signed and stamped by the ADI. The instructor must also upload completed lessons to the RSA - only when all 12 lessons are done and Learner Permit held at least 6 months can the Learner apply for the Driving Test. More info on EDT here.
Many Learners prefer to start in the GDL Drivers dual control car. When skills improve, they can practice and take lessons in their own car. The vehicle must be insured, taxed (Wexford County Council), have valid NCT certificate (NCTS), display L plates and be roadworthy. Ideally, EDT is completed over 6 months and the learner also has standard driving lessons and/or regular driving practice between EDT lessons.
Practice can be with their ADI or with a Sponsor - a driver (a full license holder for at least 2 years) who can accompany the learner in their own car. As this is a responsible role, GDL Drivers offers extra information and support for Sponsors, including an "Upskill your driving" lesson to increase confidence.
EDT Log Book
Contact: Gillian 086 603 8989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org