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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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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 To Change Lanes

How To Change Lanes | LTrent Driving School Blog

There’s a famous animation showing a driver in a car asking the question – “Do I need to show my indicator to cut across eight lanes? No? I’ll turn now”. Well, they did, and what followed was a commotion of chaos and explosions.

Obviously, this was only an animated series and, of course, which to some extent was greatly exaggerated. The reality is, people don’t always know what the correct procedure is when it comes to changing lanes.

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Guide to older driver licensing in NSW

Guide to older driver licensing in NSW | Ltrent Driving School Blog

The Australian Road Rules defines an “older driver” as any driver aged 75 years or above. Older drivers must provide an updated medical review, showing they’re still fit to drive. This rule aims to improve road safety. Drivers above this age can be suffering from physical or cognitive impairments. In this guide to older driver licensing, you’ll read about how to keep your drivers licence updated.

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Merging Lanes

 

Ltrent Safe Driving Merging Lanes

Merging lanes on a multi-lane road can be scary for new drivers. But in this guide from LTrent Driving School, we’ll discuss a few dos and don’ts of merging lanes safely. Read on and see how you can respect other road users, follow road rules, and merge easily on any road!

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Car Safety Tips For Summer Time Driving

Ltrent Driving in the summer Tips and Lessons

Driving during the summer months in Australia can be dangerous. Hot weather can stress your car’s systems, cause breakdowns, and put you at risk of heatstroke and dehydration if you break down without proper planning. So in this guide from LTrent Driving School, we’ll discuss a few top summer driving safety tips.

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Driving Safely With Low Sun

Safe Driving on Sunny days

If you’re a new driver, you may not be sure how to drive safely in bright sunlight in the morning and in the evening. Driving east in the morning and west in the evening – particularly during the winter – means you’ll be driving directly into the low sun.

This is because in winter, the sun hangs lower in the sky due to the orientation of the Earth. This bright sunlight can pose some safety challenges, even if you have tinted windows. In this blog from LTrent Driving School, we’ll discuss a few top tips for dealing with low sun and sun glare, and staying safe while driving in bright sunlight.

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First-Time Night Driving Tips For Learners

Safe Driving at night LTrent

All learner drivers in VIC and NSW need at least 20 hours of night driving practice. But driving at night can be a bit intimidating, particularly if you’ve never done it before. Even with bright headlights and streetlights, visibility is seriously reduced compared to daytime driving.

So how can you stay safe as a first-time night driver? Here are a few tips from LTrent Driving School that will help you drive safely during the night time!

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Is It Safe To Drive In Hot Weather

 

Safe Driving on hot days

Extreme heat is common throughout Australia in the summer months. Extremely hot temperatures over 35° C can be quite dangerous for drivers, and if you want to stay safe, it’s important to understand the dangers of driving in high temperatures, and how you can drive safely in the summer heat.

So in this guide from LTrent Driving School, we’ll discuss a few tips for staying safe while driving in hot weather. Read on, and make sure you’re prepared for the heat!

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