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What To Do After A Crash

What To Do After A Crash | Ltrent Driving School Blog
If you’re involved in a car crash, it’s important to know what to do. Not only can following the right steps help keep you safe, but can also help protect your legal rights and make the claims process easier if an accident occurs. Below we’ll discuss what you should do after a car crash. So, whether you’ve just been in a minor fender-bender or a major collision, read on for advice on how to handle the situation.

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Instant Fail Driving Test Mistakes

 

Instant Fail Driving Test Mistakes Blog | LTrent Driving School

Taking your driver’s test for the first time can be pretty nerve-wracking. And if you’re like most people, you probably don’t know what to expect when you go in for your test. Below, we will discuss some of the most common “instant fail” mistakes people make during their driving tests and how you can increase your chances of passing on the first try!

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Overtaking Safely

Overtaking Safely | LTrent Driving School Blog

There are different types of drivers in Australia: slow, cautious, and fast. When driving on single-lane roads, it is usually tempting to overtake the first type, particularly if they’re slowing you down. While overtaking is sometimes necessary, it can be a risky manoeuvre.

Knowing how to overtake safely is vital because it keeps you, the passengers, and other drivers safe on the road. This article comprises tips to help you learn how to overtake like a pro. Follow through!

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How to Deal with Traffic Stops as a Teen Driver

How to Deal with Traffic Stops as a Teen Driver | LTrent Driving School

As a teen driver, you’ve probably spent time learning about the rules of the road, but do you really know what to do if pulled over? Getting pulled over for whatever reason by the police can be scary, especially if it’s your first time.

A traffic stop can happen for a number of reasons—using your mobile device, speeding, tail lights out, distracted driving, random breath tests, speed limits going unnoticed, or suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

To prevent a potentially stressful situation, it helps to learn how to react if pulled over by law enforcement. Follow these driving tips to help keep the situation under control.

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Three Second Following Rule for Drivers

Three Second Following Rule for Drivers | LTrent Blog

Rear-end collisions are some of the common types of car accidents. In Australia alone, it accounts for about 31% of car accidents. These collisions occur when drivers do not pay attention to the road and the vehicles ahead of them.

It is recommended to leave adequate space between your vehicle and the one in front of you, especially during poor weather conditions. This gives you enough time to react safely and appropriately to slowing or stopping traffic. The best way to do this is by using the 3-second following rule.

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What are the Rules for Mobile Phone & Driving

What are the Rules for Mobile Phone & Driving | LTrent Driving School Australia

It may be inviting to pick up your phone and respond to that text message on Facebook while driving. However, using your mobile phone while driving can pose a severe risk to your safety on the road. Worse is that an eye glance off the road for two seconds or more can lead to a car crash.

To prevent road accidents, drivers within NSW, VIC, ACT, and Australia at large are guided by strict mobile phone laws. Violation of these rules can attract a fine of up to $1000 fine and five demerit points penalties.

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Tips For Driving Safely When It’s Wet

Our Tips For Driving Safely When Wet | LTrent Driving School NSW VIC

Driving in the rain and wet road conditions can be the most dangerous driving situation that most drivers will encounter regularly. Road hazards are increased in rainy conditions, whether it’s following a heavy downpour or a sprinkle. Wet roads elevate the chances of road risks and are often associated with increased accident rates.

During heavy rains, roads become slippery, which decreases vehicle traction, visibility distance, as well as manoeuvrability. Driving under such conditions can be challenging even to the most experienced drivers. Below is a list of valuable tips for driving safely when it’s wet.

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How Often Should You Take a Driving Lesson?

How Often Should You Take a Driving Lesson? | LTrent Driving School Blog

Are you eager to drive your first vehicle? Or do you simply want to hone your driving skills and get a license? Either way, you may be wondering how often you should take driving lessons to pass the driving test.

There’s more to driving than putting your foot on a gas pedal and steering the wheel. You require special driving techniques and good driving habits to coexist with other drivers on the road. Here are the factors that determine how often you’ll take your driving lessons.

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What Are the RMS Driving Test Maneuvers?

What Are the RMS Driving Test Maneuvers? | LTrent Driving School Blog

After passing the Hazard Perception Test, the RMS driving test will come next. This test is designed to assess your control skill, decision-making, awareness, and ability to share the road safely with other road users. But owing to the ever-increasing road accidents, the RMS driving test is now tougher. A great way to ace this test is to know what to expect during the practical driving test and prepare adequately. 

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Why Parents May Not Make the Best Driving Instructors

Why Parents May Not Make the Best Driving Instructors | LTrent Driving School Blog  

If your teen has reached the legal driving age, you may be wondering: Should you enrol them in a driving school or teach them yourself? Of course, teaching them yourself is the best option because it’ll save you money and allow you to bond with your teen, right? WRONG

Below we will walk you through some of the reasons you should not be the driving instructor for your teen.

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