Driving Interstate: What You Need To Know

Driving Interstate: What You Need To Know | LTrent Driving School

For learner drivers from a state or country outside of New South Wales, there are some things to note depending on whether or not they have a provisional licence, full licence, international driving permit, or heavy vehicle licence.

Those travelling interstate or completing a road trip with a learner licence may continue to learn to drive in NSW. These learner drivers must be supervised at all times by someone holding a full Australian driver licence of class C or higher.

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Most Common Driving Test Mistakes

Most Common Driving Test Mistakes | LTrent Driving School Australia

There are a variety of mistakes that can be made during a driving test. That doesn’t mean you need to be nervous, though! In fact, familiarising yourself with these most commonly seen mistakes can help prepare you for your test and can make you more comfortable behind the wheel.

As long as you’re making sure to pay attention during your driving lessons and are actively asking questions of your driving instructor, you’ll be able to better prepare yourself for everything your driving test will explore!

Remember, common driving  mistakes are ones that are easily made – but they’re also easily avoided with a little bit of care and precaution.

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P-Plate Passenger Laws

P-Plate Passenger Laws | LTrent Driving School Australia

It’s critically important to understand p plate passenger laws as you begin to learn to drive. The Graduated Licensing Scheme, or GLS, is the process that you must follow in order to get your full licence – and through this process, there are a number of different plate restrictions that are put in place that have to do with your ability to travel with passengers, depending on whether you have green p plates or red p plates.

P plate laws may seem quite confusing, but once you understand they are quite easy to follow along with the general road rules.

It’s believed that safer limits can help build the confidence of young drivers. These limits include certain vehicle types, laws against using mobile phones while in the car, speed limit restrictions, and even the number of passengers you can have. Additionally, drink driving or driving high remains illegal and highly penalised.

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Mobile Phones & Driving

Mobile Phones & Driving | LTrent Driving School Australia

When it comes to driving, there are many things that you have to be aware of on the road. In fact, driving is considered the operation of heavy machinery – and because of this, it’s absolutely vital that drivers are as aware of their surroundings, those around them, and the road in front of them as they possibly can be.

Unfortunately, we live in a day and age in which distractions are everywhere. Even though there are many ways around being constantly connected via the cell phone, such as hands free devices, Bluetooth or voice activation, mobile phones can be a serious distraction to licence holders and can cause injury or even death.

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Manual vs Automatic Driving

How Many Driving Lessons For An Automatic Car | LTrent Driving School

When it comes to learning how to drive, something that you may face is making the choice between driving an automatic car or a manual car.

Getting your manual licence is much the same as getting your automatic licence, except that you will be learning to drive and taking your test on an automatic transmission car. Be sure to specify whether or not you’re looking to learn on a manual or automatic car. This will determine whether or not you should be driving an automatic car or driving a manual car.

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How Many Driving Lessons For A Manual Car

How Many Driving Lessons For A Manual Car | LTrent Driving School

While manual transmission cars – also known as stick-shift cars – used to be something of a rite of passage, automatic cars have largely monopolized the road. Automatic tends to be the most popular car driven, and in most cases learner drivers will both learn on and take their driving test with an automatic car.

However, in some cases, people will want to drive manual cars. If that’s you, there’s no need to worry – you can absolutely learn how to drive manual cars!

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NSW Driving Laws Update 2019

NSW Driving Laws Update 2019 | LTrent Driving School Australia

Driving laws have been updated in the last year (2019), as part of the NSW roads Road Safety Plan 2021. This most specifically targets drink driving offences, which can be incredibly serious.

It’s also important to know that it is an offence if you refuse to take a test. There are a number of penalties depending on the range offence, which can include loss of licence, spot fines, a requirement to install an alcohol interlock device, and even prison terms.

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Instant Fail Driving Mistakes

 

Your driving test can be quite exciting – yet can also be quite stressful. There are a number of instant fail driving mistakes as you take the test, so you’ll want to be on your guard when it comes to best driving practices as you navigate the test.

Before your test, it’s important to take a deep breath, relax, and remember your driving lessons. You’ve gone through the lessons, and you know the rules of the road! Simply focus on doing your best, and your chances of making a mistake will be far fewer.

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What To Wear For Your Driving Lesson

What To Wear For Your Driving Lesson | LTrent Driving School

Your driving lessons can be an exciting time in your life! You’re taking the next step towards getting your proficiency licence, which will open up a whole world of freedom and responsibility.

When it comes to your driving lessons – especially your first every driving lesson – you may have a number of questions about what will happen, what to expect, how you should conduct yourself, and how you should prepare.

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What Is A Refresher Driving Course

What Is A Refresher Driving Course | LTrent Driving School Australia

Sometimes, even the most experienced drivers may need what’s called a refresher driving course in order to help them with safely navigating the road.

There’s nothing wrong with taking a refresher driving course – in fact, it can be really helpful when it comes to mitigating the risk of crash, and can help unsteady drivers with their skill and confidence level!

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