Driving Essentials Trophy Guide

Trophy Roadmap:

Difficulty: 2/10. 
Estimated time to Platinum: 2 – 3 hours. 
Missable trophies: None. 
Glitched trophies: None. 
Difficulty related: None. 
Playthrough: Story Mode + Free Drive

Introduction:

Welcome to the Driving Essentials Trophy Guide!
Driving Essentials is made by Virtual Driver Interactive & Driving Essentials XE. It is basically a Drivers Educational Tool and was developed to aid the process of learning how to drive.

Gameplay wise this is a fairly slow experience; however as an educational tool it certainly does what it was intended for. 

Roadmap:

Step 1: Complete the 10 Lessons with a score of 80% or greater.
During each lesson you will be taught something new about the road and the rules that you must abide by. In order to complete the lesson your score must finish with a score of above 80%. Your current score can be viewed on the top of the screen

You’ll be earning these trophies:
Bronze Learning the Basics
Silver Seeing is Believing
Silver It Happens
Silver Who’s Turn is it Anyway?
Silver Keeping Your Distance
Silver Everyone Needs a Little Elbow Room
Silver Learning to Play Well With Others
Silver Slippery When Wet
Silver Look Mom, No Hands
Silver Practice Makes Perfect
Gold My Work is Done
Gold It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

Step 2: Free Drive
The final step will have you heading for Free Drive. You will need to experience all different types of Weather conditions and Times of Day. You can combine these to make this step shorter (i.e. Night & Rain). You can fail in free drive so be careful and take note of below.

During this step you’ll earn these trophies:
Gold Just a Little Rain
Gold A Storm is Coming
Gold Winter is Here
Gold Zero Visibility
Gold Who Turned Off the Lights?
Gold All Kinds of Weather
40-platinum Collect all Trophies

Tips and Strategies:

You can view your current score, or percentage at the top of the screen during each lesson. take your time and listen carefully to what your instructor is saying. If you drop below 80% you can restart and try the lesson again at anytime. You can also gain score or build it back up by driving safely, so it may be worth continuing with the lesson if you feel you’ll be able to raise it above 80% again.

When entering Step 2 of the roadmap make sure that you have set your distances to KM’s, as these are quicker to complete than Miles.
I found that driving in the emergency lane throughout the city would not drop your score when running the red lights. This is helpful because you can still fail the free drive before completing the required three miles.
There is also a route out from the starting point in City onto the highway which will save you a lot of time. You can view this route from 02:12:40 – 02:14:30 – in the below video. Don’t forget to look at you current Miles/KM’s on the cars odometer when in free drive, otherwise you will not know when you can end these parts.

Trophy Guide:

1L75c775Collect all Trophies
Complete all trophies in game

Achieve all the other trophies within the game for this one. 

2L1ac2b7Learning the Basics
Complete Lesson 1

Learning The Basics – During this lesson you will be on a test track learning the very first rules of the road like adjusting your mirrors and looking in the correct places. You will also drive the car for the very first time around some obstacles.
You do not have to achieve a 80% score for this trophy, but it is needed for Gold My Work is Done, so be wary of completing all tasks the best you can.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 1 run from – 01:33 – 07:37.

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Complete Lesson 2 with a score of 80% or greater

Scanning – Lesson 2 prepares you more for your surroundings. This is a more in depth look at where you should be looking, or what you should be looking out for.
A 80% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 2 run from – 08:52 – 16:37.

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Complete Lesson 3 with a score of 80% or greater

What If? – Lesson 3 prepares you more unexpected hazards or dangers whilst on the road. This is a more in depth look what can cause accidents/incidents and how to avoid them.
A 80% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 3 run from – 17:56 – 24:00.

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Complete Lesson 4 with a score of 80% or greater

Intersections – Lesson 4 prepares you for the processes of the intersection. This is about who has the right of way and who should be next to enter the intersection. It will also teach you how to approach each type of intersection.
A 80% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 4 run from – 25:20 – 33:55.

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Complete Lesson 5 with a score of 80% or greater

Following Distance – Lesson 5 teaches you about safety distances. This is a more in depth look at how much space you should leave the vehicle in front and also incorporates changing weather conditions.
A 80% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 5 run from – 35:40 – 42:51.

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Complete Lesson 6 with a score of 80% or greater

Space Management – Lesson 6 follows on from the safety distances learnt in lesson 5 and prepares you more for your surroundings. This is a more in depth look at the spaces around the whole car and what you need to do maximise them.
A 80% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 6 run from – 44:15 – 52:58.

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Complete Lesson 7 with a score of 80% or greater

Sharing The Road – Lesson 7 is more about giving you an insight into other road users like school buses, bicycles and pedestrians. Covered within this lesson is more analysis on your surrounds and how others can affect your road use.
A 80% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 7 run from – 54:45 – 01:02:37.

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Complete Lesson 8 with a score of 80% or greater

Weather – Lesson 8 is your first driving experience in less than perfect conditions. here you learn about the greater stopping distances required on wet roads and the possibility of aquaplaning (hydroplaning). You will also experience driving on snow/gravel for the first time.
A 80% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 8 run from – 01:03:45 – 01:10:15.

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Complete Lesson 9 with a score of 80% or greater

Distracted Driving – Lesson 9 shows us through all those things that can distract us whilst driving. Ever taken a phone call whilst driving, Or read an SMS….? Well you are going to here!
A 80% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 9 run from – 01:19:35 – 01:25:58.

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Complete Lesson 10 with a score of 80% or greater

Putting It All Together – See Gold It Doesn’t get Better Than This

22Lff65e1My Work is Done Gold
Compete all lessons with a score of 80% or greater

This trophy will be achieved naturally, as long as you have achieved all the previous trophies for completing the relevant lessons with a score of 80% or more.

The biggest tip for all the lessons is to take your time. There is no need to rush and you will kick yourself if you go too far under that 80% and have to restart. Remember that good driving will reward you with plus points on your total.

22Lff65e1It Doesn’t Get Better Than This Gold
Complete Lesson 10 with a perfect score

Putting It All Together – Lesson 10 combines all that you have learnt and is basically your Driving Examination. You will be tasked with making you way to certain points on the map adhering to all the rules that you have been taught. 
For this trophy you will need to finish the lesson with your score at 100% still. Remember that you can drop some points and then make them back up by driving carefully, so don’t quit as soon as you mess up.
A 100% or greater score on this lesson is required, so keep an eye on your score at the top and restart if required.

In the linked video you can view a completed Lesson 10 run from – 01:27:18 – 01:42:25.

22Lff65e1Just a Little Rain Gold
Drive Free Drive 3 mi or 3 km with rain turned on

This trophy must be earned in Free Drive.
First head over to options and change the Speedometer to km/h (this will speed it up slightly). 
When you first enter Free Drive you can chose the Time of Day, Weather and your Starting Location. This trophy can be achieved in conjunction with some of the others by changing the Time of Day and/or the Weather; for this particular trophy you will need to set the Weather to Rain.

Ensure you keep an eye on the odometer on the cars dashboard, as this with be the only indicator as to how many miles/km’s you have done. Once you are over the 3 miles/km’s you will need to manually end the lesson for it to count.

22Lff65e1A Storm is Coming Gold
Drive Free Drive 3 mi or 3 km with thunderstorm turned on

This trophy must be earned in Free Drive.
First head over to options and change the Speedometer to km/h (this will speed it up slightly). 
When you first enter Free Drive you can chose the Time of Day, Weather and your Starting Location. This trophy can be achieved in conjunction with some of the others by changing the Time of Day and/or the Weather; for this particular trophy you will need to set the Weather to Thunderstorm.

Ensure you keep an eye on the odometer on the cars dashboard, as this with be the only indicator as to how many miles/km’s you have done. Once you are over the 3 miles/km’s you will need to manually end the lesson for it to count.

22Lff65e1Winter is Here Gold
Drive Free Drive 3 mi or 3 km with snow turned on

This trophy must be earned in Free Drive.
First head over to options and change the Speedometer to km/h (this will speed it up slightly). 
When you first enter Free Drive you can chose the Time of Day, Weather and your Starting Location. This trophy can be achieved in conjunction with some of the others by changing the Time of Day and/or the Weather; for this particular trophy you will need to set the Weather to Snow.

Ensure you keep an eye on the odometer on the cars dashboard, as this with be the only indicator as to how many miles/km’s you have done. Once you are over the 3 miles/km’s you will need to manually end the lesson for it to count.

22Lff65e1Zero Visibility Gold
Drive Free Drive 3 mi or 3 km with fog turned on

This trophy must be earned in Free Drive.
First head over to options and change the Speedometer to km/h (this will speed it up slightly). 
When you first enter Free Drive you can chose the Time of Day, Weather and your Starting Location. This trophy can be achieved in conjunction with some of the others by changing the Time of Day and/or the Weather; for this particular trophy you will need to set the Weather to Fog.

Ensure you keep an eye on the odometer on the cars dashboard, as this with be the only indicator as to how many miles/km’s you have done. Once you are over the 3 miles/km’s you will need to manually end the lesson for it to count.

22Lff65e1Who Turned Off the Lights? Gold
Drive Free Drive 3 mi or 3 km with night setting

This trophy must be earned in Free Drive.
First head over to options and change the Speedometer to km/h (this will speed it up slightly). 
When you first enter Free Drive you can chose the Time of Day, Weather and your Starting Location. This trophy can be achieved in conjunction with some of the others by changing the Time of Day and/or the Weather; for this particular trophy you will need to set the Time of Day to Night.

Ensure you keep an eye on the odometer on the cars dashboard, as this with be the only indicator as to how many miles/km’s you have done. Once you are over the 3 miles/km’s you will need to manually end the lesson for it to count.

22Lff65e1All Kinds of Weather Gold
Complete the Free Drive in every type of weather condition

This trophy must be earned in Free Drive and is awarded automatically upon achieving the other relevant trophies within the trophy list.

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