School or Centre

The Steer Clear Driver Education programme is Ireland's only complete system of driver education.

The Steer Clear Driver Education System has been based on International recommendations of

  • 20 hours class based driver education followed later by
  • 10 hours driving Instruction complimented by
  • 40 hours of structured practice with a mentor.

The Steer Clear Course

A 20 hour course structured around NCCA criteria for transition year and available in schools, prisons, and youthreach centres across the country. Developed by education experts from the Irish Drivers Education Association and specifically using Irish road systems, laws, rules and regulations

Targeting attitude and behaviour

Research across Europe and the United States demonstrates that driver education, such as this, that targets behaviour and attitude is the crucial element in reducing the risk of death and injury. Unlike other training courses, Steer Clear concentrates on the attitude and motivation of the driver as well as developing comprehensive practical skills and experience.

The course has been tailored to easily fit into the transition year programme.

  • Interactive and challenging course using;
    • DVD sequencing
    • computer presentations
    • workshop based learning
  • Classroom based course with outside exercises and workshops

There are two ways the deliver the Steer Clear Course in your school or centre

Teacher Delivery

Steer Clear trains a teacher from your school to deliver the programme

  • Course delivered to all of TY and/or LCA or other groups
  • Once off fee to train staff teacher to deliver the programme
  • Comprehensive course resources propived
  • Course can be taught to all students without discrimination
  • No course fee for Students
  • Students only pay the value of their textbooks
  • On successful completion students receive
  • €100 off 1st Motor Insurance policy & Steer Clear Driver Education Certificate


More about Funding available to help schools train a teacher...


Educator Delivery

A Steer Clear Local Educator delivers the course

  • School offers course as an option to students
  • School provides classroom during or after school hours
  • Student pays course fee
  • Steer Clear Educator Delivers Course
  • Steer Clear & educator administers course
  • On successful completion students receive
  • 100 off 1st Motor Insurance policy & Steer Clear Driver Education Certificate

N.B. Students will do no actual driving during the course


Some of the 2008 Steer Clear Graduates from Notre Dame.


Stundents from Notre Dame

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