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Essential Driving Lessons ( EDT )

Welcome to Epic Driving School, where we believe that safe driving starts with essential driving lessons. In Ireland, obtaining a driving license requires completion of the Essential Driver Training (EDT) program. At Epic Driving School, we offer comprehensive EDT courses designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a confident and responsible driver on the roads of Ireland.

Understanding EDT.

The EDT program was introduced by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in 2011 with the aim of improving road safety by ensuring that new drivers receive structured training before obtaining their full driving license. The program consists of 12 one-hour lessons that cover various essential driving skills and techniques.

Why Choose Epic Driving School for EDT?

  1. Experienced Instructors: At Epic Driving School, our instructors are highly trained and certified professionals with years of experience in teaching driving skills. They are dedicated to providing personalized instruction tailored to meet the individual needs of each student.
  2. Structured Curriculum: Our EDT courses follow a structured curriculum approved by the RSA, ensuring that all essential driving skills and maneuvers are covered comprehensively. From basic maneuvers such as turning and parking to more advanced techniques like defensive driving, our curriculum is designed to instill confidence and competence in our students.
  3. Modern Facilities: We take pride in our modern and well-maintained fleet of vehicles equipped with dual controls for maximum safety during lessons. Our vehicles are regularly serviced and undergo rigorous safety checks to ensure a safe and comfortable learning environment for our students.

The Benefits of EDT.

  1. Skill Development: The EDT program focuses on developing essential driving skills such as observation, anticipation, and hazard awareness, which are crucial for safe driving on Irish roads.
  2. Confidence Building: Through structured lessons and guided practice, EDT helps build confidence in new drivers, enabling them to navigate various road conditions and traffic situations with ease.
  3. Road Safety: By emphasizing defensive driving techniques and hazard perception, EDT plays a vital role in promoting road safety and reducing the risk of accidents among new drivers.

What to Expect During EDT Lessons.

During EDT lessons at Epic Driving School, students can expect to cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Vehicle controls and operation
  • Rules of the road and road signs
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Maneuvering in traffic
  • Hazard perception and response
  • Night driving and adverse weather conditions
  • Our instructors will provide clear and concise instruction, along with constructive feedback to help students improve their driving skills and overcome any challenges they may encounter.


At Epic Driving School, we understand the importance of essential driving lessons in shaping safe and responsible drivers. Our EDT courses are designed to provide comprehensive training that equips students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to navigate the roads of Ireland safely. Join us today and take the first step towards becoming an epic driver!

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