May 2022 | LTrent

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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.