Automatic Driving Lessons North Dublin
Here at ADM Driving School, we supply the highest quality driving lessons at affordable prices. The main areas we cover are Raheny and Finglas. As we are from Coolock, these test centres are perfect for us as we live in the middle of both centres. We are familiar with the routes covered in the driving tests and this makes it easy for us to demonstrate possible manoeuvres where they could be demonstrated on your test. Being familiar with possible test routes makes it so much easier when you are completing your driving test as you will be familiar with speed limits, road markings and road layout.
When learning how to drive, give yourself every possible advantage in passing your driving test. By choosing automatic driving lessons, you have given yourself a huge head-start in passing your driving test. Automatics are much easier to drive as they have no clutch or manual gearbox. The good thing about having no clutch is moving off and stopping is much easier and there is no fear of the car cutting out. Learner drivers tend to get flustered about the clutch and gears so much that it affects the learning of how to drive. When you eliminate this, learning how to drive is fun and the learner can focus on other important aspects of driving. The other important aspects of driving could be reading the road ahead, anticipating traffic situations, being more aware of other road users and reaction to hazards. As you progress through your EDT Lessons, reading these situations is important to safe driving and the clutch and gearbox can sometimes get in the way.
When you chose automatic driving lessons, moving off and stopping is made simple. There are usually 4 options on your automatic gear lever. these options are P, N, R, D. P stands for Park. Normally, Park would be selected when the engine is off and you have parked the car. N stands for neutral. Normally you would select Neutral when you would be stopped at traffic lights or other junctions when the car would be stopped for a short period of time. Applying the handbrake is important when the car is in neutral to prevent the car from rolling backwards or forwards. R stands for reverse. Always make sure the handbrake is applied before selecting reverse as the car will roll and without proper observation, this could cause an accident. D stands for Drive. Again, make sure the handbrake is applied as the car will roll forwards.
Once you have selected the gear to match the direction you wish to travel in, proper observation is key. Always check your mirrors and blind spots before moving off. Once the way is clear, you can signal your intention with the indicator, and gently move off from the parked position. In automatic cars, you can move off with confidence as you will not be worried about the car cutting out. Knowing this builds confidence in learner drivers and it helps the learner driver focus on their road position and upcoming hazards.
When driving manual lessons, reaction to hazards can be a daunting process. If you have to slow down for a speed ramp, you would have to press the brake to slow the car down, release the brake and then press the clutch, with the clutch in, select a lower gear suitable to the speed you will need to be going for the potential hazard, take your foot off the clutch and apply more pressure to the accelerator. All while trying to read the road ahead. Automatic cars only have accelerator and brake. This makes going and stopping easy and it gives the learner driver more time to read the road ahead.