If you want to build confidence behind the wheel while learning how to drive, driving lessons are a great choice. With professional drive lessons, you can improve your driving skills, regain confidence as a driver, and ensure your safety as you drive.
But when should you consider driving lessons for a confidence boost while you earn your driver licence? Here are a few situations when you may want to work with a driving instructor to become a more confident driver.
Looking to build your driving skills while you’re learning to drive? Want to make sure you pass your driving test and graduate from your learner’s licence to a P1 and P2 licence quickly?
If you want to drive safely, you may be looking for professional driving instructors online. But choosing a driving school isn’t always easy.
How can you find a driving school that offers high-quality instruction, and helps you learn about good driving practices and safety? Here are a few tips from LTrent Driving School that will help learner drivers choose the right driving school!
Every city has roads that can be confusing and difficult to navigate – particularly for learner drivers. Interested in finding out which intersections in Sydney are the most confusing?
In this article from LTrent Driving School, we’ll take a look at a few of our top picks for the most confusing intersections in Sydney. Read on – and see which areas you should avoid if you’re a learner driver!
If you are a disabled individual who is learning how to drive or re-learning how to drive after an accident, LTrent Driving School is here to help. At our driving school, we specialise in working with disabled individuals who are learning how to drive. Learn more about our services below.
If you’re driving across the country in Australia, you’ll definitely want to know about some of the major differences between road rules in different states – including uturn laws, laws about cell phone use, and more.
So, in this article, we’ll discuss a few of the differences between road rules across the country. Check them out now, and make sure you abide by the law whether you’re in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, or anywhere else in the country!
Looking to get your learner licence? The first step is to pass the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT). This is the first driving test you’ll have to take while getting your licence in NSW, and passing the test is mandatory for earning your licence as a learner driver.
So, how can you pass the driver knowledge test on your first try, earn your learner licence, and begin taking driving lessons with a professional driving instructor and moving up to your P1 licence? Let’s give you some tips on how to pass this theory test on your first try now!
Slowing Down, Giving Space To Emergency Vehicles On NSW Roads
A recent change to road rules in NSW by the NSW government has changed how NSW road users must act when passing vehicles displaying flashing lights on the side of the road, such as emergency vehicles (police, ambulances, fire brigade, tow truck/breakdown assistance vehicles).
Now, when passing these stationary vehicles, drivers must slow down and move to an adjacent lane, if possible, to provide them with more space and to help prevent accidents.
In this article, the team at LTrent Driving School will take a look at this change to the road rules, its history, and what it means for NSW drivers. Let’s get started.
A Brief History Of This New Change To The Road Rules
This road rule began with a 12-month trial, which began in September 2018. The original incarnation of the law required road users to slow down to 40 km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles – no matter what the speed limit of the road was.
However, this raised concerns among motorists, who were concerned about the risks of slowing down so quickly on a high-speed road – such as a highway with a 110 km/h speed limit. For this reason, some modifications were made to the law after the initial trial period was concluded.
Drivers Are Required To Slow Down When Next To Emergency Vehicles In NSW
The final version of this change to the NSW road rules – which was enacted in September 2019 – requires motorists to slow down to 40 km/h when driving alongside stationary emergency vehicles on roads with speed limits of 80 km/h or under.
When driving on roads with speed limits of 90 km/h or over, drivers do not have to slow down to 40 km/h. Instead, they are required to slow down safely to a “speed that is reasonable for the circumstances.”
Drivers Must Change Lanes On Multi-Lane Roads If It Is Safe To Do So
This new law also requires motorists to maintain space between their vehicles and stationary emergency vehicles if it is safe to do so. For example, in a multi-lane road, drivers must move to the lane that is further away from the stopped vehicle, if it is safe and possible to do so.
This provides emergency services vehicles with more space, and decreases the risk of accidents. Note that neither of these rules is applicable if the emergency vehicle, tow truck or breakdown assistance vehicle is on the opposite side of a road that is divided by a median strip. Make Sure To Take This New Rule Into Effect – Avoid Fines & Penalties!
According to NSW police, motorists who do not follow these rules will get 3 demerit points on their licence, and be fined $457. To avoid this, drivers must make sure that they take this law into account, and respond appropriately.
Want to learn more about NSW road laws? Whether you’re a learner driver or you already have your P1 or P2 licence, LTrent Driving School is here to help. We’re one of the leading driving schools in NSW, and we can help you learn everything you need to know about NSW road rules. Contact us on 02 8748 4500 or book now through the link below.
If you have your learner licence or learner permit and you are taking driving lessons at a driving school to learn more about road safety and prepare to earn your provisional licence, you may be wondering if driving lessons expire.
Can your driving practice expire? Will you need to re-do your driving lessons and logbook hours if your learner driver licence expires before you take the practical driving test?
We will explain everything you need to know about learner licence expiration, and whether or not the log book credits you earn from a driving school can expire.
If you’re disabled, you may be wondering if the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will cover the cost of driving lessons. In this article, we’ll discuss whether or not NDIS funding can be used to pay driving schools, and how your NDIS plan will work as you learn to drive. Let’s get started.
If you’ve got all of your required logbook hours and have held your learner’s licence for long enough, the next step to earning your P1 licence will be to pass the Hazard Perception Test (HPT).
The HPT is a computer-based test that will test your knowledge of road rules and ability to identify potential hazards. It’s a theory test that will be used to help determine how much you know about driving safely – and whether or not you qualify for your P1 licence, and eventually your P2 licence.
When you sit the test at the office of Roads and Maritime Services, you’ll need to simply watch some short videos, and touch the screen when a hazard presents itself, and action is required. Let’s discuss some tips about how you can pass the HPT on your first try now!