Perceived as difficult, but one of the easiest techniques to master is the art of reverse parking. People see this as the most intimidating portion of the driving exam and is still the most widely mishandled driving maneuver for even the most seasoned drivers. And if you are reverse parking on a steep incline, the process can bring tears to your eyes! More >
It is the space required to reduce or avoid the risk of a crash occurring. As well as being created,
it must also be maintained and protected. This is a conscious and continuous process that requires both skill and awareness. Drivers need to have a good understanding of the CAS concept and the various ways it can be applied to enhance road safety. More >
Every sixteen year old must ask themselves a question once they get their learners’. Should I practice driving with my parents before taking professional driving lessons? The answer? NO! You might think mum and dad are good drivers; they will certainly tell you so. The sad truth is they, like just about every adult on the road, have bad driving habits. In all probability their driving sins are minor, things you probably never noticed when you were riding along in the back as a kid. Maybe they accelerate the car too fast from a stop, or perhaps they roll through stop signs. If you let your parents begin your driving education, you will quickly pick up those bad habits, and your inexperience behind the wheel will only exaggerate those flaws. More >
Almost everyone knows that driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a deadly combination. However, few people seem to realize the danger associated with driving while fatigued. In fact, drivers who become drowsy or fall asleep at the wheel contribute to thousands of crashes each year. More >
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I was sitting at traffic lights the other day making my way to a gig in the Hunter Valley. It was lashing rain and the weather was terrible – you could barely see the road up ahead let alone the other traffic. More >
When driving in rain or when the road is wet your ability to stop will be reduced. In such conditions stopping distance will increase by a factor of two. To compensate for this reduce your speed and increase the distance between you and any vehicle in front.
Speeding and Safety
Speeding increases crashes
Exceeding the speed limit increases the likelihood of a crash. In poor driving conditions, a crash is more likely if you drive at an inappropriate speed. The speed limit is the maximum allowable speed, but sometimes it is necessary to travel below the speed limit to stay safe.
The reality is you never stop learning to improve your driving skills. Passing the practical test is just the beginning, enabling you to drive unsupervised. Throughout your life whilst driving you will continue to meet different, often unexpected situations on the roads, which will require you to react accordingly, drawing on the knowledge of past experiences and learning from the outcomes of the new ones. Your driving lessons will help develop the foundations for safe and considerate driving to help you deal with most circumstances. More >
If you are, then check with your State Testing Authority for information on the rules for using your own car. More >