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


Developed based on International research and standards for Driver Education and specifically using Irish road systems, laws, rules and regulations.

A 20 hour course structured around NCCA criteria for transition year, available in schools, prisons, and youthreach centres.

Research across Europe and the United States shows that focusing on behaviour and attitude is the crucial element in reducing the risk of road death and injury. Unlike other training courses, Steer Clear concentrates on the attitude and motivation of the driver as well as providing a structured approach to developing comprehensive practical skills and experience.

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The Steer Clear Programme


The Steer Clear Driver Education Course

  • 20 hours class based driver education


A structured approach to driving Instruction

  • The Steer Clear Driving Skills Manual & Logbook


A structured approach to practice with a mentor

  • The Steer Clear Driving Skills Manual & Logbook


The Steer Clear Course


Driver Education is best undertaken before the learner begins to drive and before bad habits are formed. This way the learner gains a comprehensive understanding of how the road system works and the risks and consequences of inappropriate driving before getting behind the wheel of a car.

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

Topics include


  • Motivation & behaviour
  • Physical principles of driving
  • Understanding your car
  • Hazard perception
  • Rules, Regulations and enforcement
  • Safety Margins
  • Risk Management
  • Motor Skills
  • and much more

Click here for more info on the full 12 modules

  • Interactive and challenging course using
    • DVD sequencing
    • computer presentations
    • workshop based learning
  • Classroom based course with outside exercises and workshops
  • Revision & pre-assessment prior to final exam
  • Multiple choice exam
  • No students will drive during the course.


A Steer Clear student from Blackrock College using the Steer Clear Beer Goggles


Beer Googles


Benefits to Steer Clear Graduates

  • Significant reduction in risk for young drivers particularly during the high risk 18-23 years
  • Full preparation for passing the Official Driver Theory Test
  • Development of critical knowledge, awareness and life skills
  • Better understanding of how the road system works
  • Reduced first motor insurance policy for graduates

Course Fees & Materials

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Steer Clear can now be used to achieve the Skill challenge of Gaisce - the

President's Award.




"Irish Drivers Education Association" approved Training Programmes and Trainers have been placed on the FÀS/EI National Register of Trainers. The registration number of "Irish Drivers Education Association" is 903137 and the registration expiry date is 06/09/2010.




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