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The Driving Companion

Unit 3: Task 21 - Light traffic urban driving

Learning Outcome

  1. The learner will comply with the law while negotiating Emu, Koala and Wombat pedestrian crossings and school zones and cross road intersections (where available);
  2. The learner will comply with all speed limits associated with speed zones, road works, bridges, built-up areas, schools and car parks; and
  3. The learner will demonstrate reasonable progress by keeping up with the flow of traffic when it is practicable, legal and safe.

Assessment Standard

The learner will demonstrate compliance with road craft concepts at least 80% of the time (see pages 14-21) and compliance with the law during the assessment without assistance


Pedestrian crossings, school zones and cross road intersections
  1. Comply with the laws for pedestrian crossings and school zones; and
  2. Comply with the 'System of Car Control' at all cross road intersections on unlaned roads (centre mirror prior to observations).
Speed limits
  1. Comply with all speed limits in speed zones and built-up areas whilst demonstrating awareness of changing speed limits; and
  2. Comply with speed limits for bridges, roadworks, schools, car parks and learner requirements.
Maintain reasonable progress
  1. Where safe and practicable, maintain a speed which is within 5 km/h of the legal speed limit but does not exceed the speed limit;
  2. Move off in a line of traffic without any unnecessary delay or obstructing other traffic;
  3. Does not slow excessively or stop unnecessarily at intersections where the view is open and clear, and it is safe to go; and
  4. Maintain at least a '3 second' following distance between the vehicle in front and the learner's vehicle.

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