April 2021 | LTrent

Do you know your road rules?

Do you know your road rules? | LTrent Driving School Blog

It’s essential to know the Australian road rules before attempting to drive in NSW or Vic to avoid making simple mistakes. A driving theory test is the first step to getting a driver’s licence in both NSW and Vic, so let’s look at some of the basic road rules. It’s also necessary to understand the demerit points system and how it works. You will have to research this system as there are various ways to get these points, and they include fines and suspensions.

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Driver Fatigue

Driver Fatigue | Ltrent Driving School Blog

Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of fatalities on Australian roads, along with speeding and alcohol consumption. Research by Transport NSW also suggests that fatigue is just as dangerous as drunk driving, if not more so. In fact, staying awake for 17 hours has similar effects on cognitive ability as a 0.05/100ml blood alcohol content.

After 21 hours, this figure skyrockets to 0.15, which is classified as “High Range” and well over the legal limit. Moreover, driving tired after being awake for 24 hours increases the risk of a car accident seven-fold.

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Top Tips for Parallel Parking

Top Tips for Parallel Parking | LTrent Driving School

Parallel parking is a nightmare at the best of times, but throw in heavy traffic and many already parked cars, it turns into a nightmare pretty quickly. You can’t rely on two empty spaces to easily park your vehicle, but you still need to be quick about it. There are a few parallel parking tips to keep in mind to park perfectly in a pesky opening on the side of the road.

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