What is the objective for Lesson 9?

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

  • carry out observational and scanning tasks when turning left and right.
  • negotiate junctions; and
  • change direction in more complex and challenging driving situations.

Some of this lesson should involve you making independent driving decisions and, where available, you should make use of dual carriageways.


What is the minimum the lesson should cover?

Your ADI should ask you to drive in traffic in a variety of busy road conditions. You should have significant interaction with other road users while making independent decisions about which route to take.


Expected outcomes: what should I have learned by the end of Lesson 9?

At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • change course safely with due regard for traffic controls.
  • change course safely with due regard for another road users.
  • yield to other road users and progress appropriately; and
  • change course safely using MSMM routine without prompt.



How should I prepare for my next lesson?

To achieve the expected outcomes from the next lesson, you should have:

  • completed Lesson 1 to Lesson 9.

You should discuss your lessons with your ADI and, based on their advice, you may also have completed some or all of Lessons 10, 11 and 12. This is because Lessons 9 to 12 can be taken in any order.

Before you do your next lesson, you should ask your ADI for advice on the relevant study material, practice, and/or driving lessons.


Practice is key

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

  • read the expected outcomes of the next lesson (as agreed with your ADI).
  • done enough practice with your ADI, Sponsor, or both; and
  • done any relevant study.

Specifically, you should have practised the following for at least three hours:

  • using the key observation techniques when changing direction in more complex or challenging driving situations; and
  • independent driving decision-making.

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

  • changing directions and observations

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

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