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Theoretical Lectures

Theoretical lectures are a very important part of a driver's training. Through these lectures, the trainee acquires the most important information about safe driving on the road. This information helps the future driver make the right decisions while driving and consequently, preserving the lives of others. Through these lectures, the trainee also learns traffic regulations and road rules in Saudi Arabia.
Several research studies (including [1], [2] and [3]) have shown that the theoretical part of driving instruction contributes significantly to reducing the accidents experienced during the first years of driving. Especially if the emphasis is on traffic safety rules and the right decision-making skills in different situations that the driver is exposed to on the road on a daily basis. Most developed countries have taken note of the importance of this part of training and have made it an essential part of obtaining a driver's license.
At the Saudi Driving School, we make sure to equip the trainee with all the necessary scientific and technical skills to make her experience in driving a safe and enjoyable one. The first part of this qualification comprises the theoretical lectures. This essential part of training consists of 8 theoretical lectures, each of which lasts an hour, covering the following topics:

  • Lecture 1: Attitude and Responsibilities
  • Lecture 2: Traffic signs
  • Lecture 3: Managing Risks
  • Lecture 4: Driver Condition
  • Lecture 5: Driving Environment
  • Lecture 6: Rules of the Road
  • Lecture 7: Anticipating Hazard and Emergencies
  • Lecture 8: Your Vehicle

Upon the completion of the eight lectures, the basic information acquired by the trainee is tested through the theoretical test. Passing this test is a prerequisite for starting the next phase of training.

[1] Peck, R. C. (2011). Do driver training programs reduce crashes and traffic violations? - A critical examination of the literature. IATSS research, 34(2), 63-71.
[2] Washington, S., Cole, R. J., & Herbel, S. B. (2011). European advanced driver training programs: Reasons for optimism. IATSS research, 34(2), 72-79.
[3] Shell, D. F., Newman, I. M., Cordova-Cazar, A. L., & Heese, J. M. (2015). Driver education and teen crashes and traffic violations in the first two years of driving in a graduated licensing system. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 82, 45-52.