Most Common Mistakes Learner Drivers Make

Most Common Mistakes Learner Drivers Make | LTrent Blog

Learning to drive is challenging. Driving a car as a beginner involves learning a lot of road rules, and as learners, drivers can make a lot of common mistakes.

Lack of knowledge that is second nature to experienced drivers can cause some dangerous errors when driving. These mistakes can lead to dangerous situations when you’re out for driving lessons or practice – and lead you to fail your driving test if you make them during your test. So, in this article, we’ll take a look at the most common mistakes learner drivers make – and show you how to avoid them.


Different NSW Driver Licence Classes

Different NSW Driver Licence Classes | LTrent Driving School Blog

Wondering what kinds of different NSW driver licence classes there are for both learners and fully-licenced drivers? Let’s take a look at the different classes of licence now, and explain the basics about each one.


What Is The Digital Learner Log Book

What Is The Digital Learner Log Book | LTrent Driving School Blog

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If you’re preparing to become licence ready and take your driving test, you may be wondering if you have to use a paper logbook while you’re learning to drive. And there’s good news – you don’t!

Today, there are logbook app options available which can replace a paper log book. You can use these digital log book apps on your mobile phone while learning to drive, and automatically record your time driven, the distance of each one of your driving sessions, and more. Just tap the record button, and you’re good to go! It’s just that easy.


What You Need To Know About The NSW Digital Driver Licence (DDL)

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After a successful trial, any NSW driver can now use the NSW Digital Driver Licence (DDL). The Digital Driver Licence is the digital version of your NSW Driver Licence, and it’s available on the Service NSW App.

Wondering what the DDL is, and if it’s right for you? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the basics of the NSW Digital Driver Licence, and discuss everything that you need to know.


Rules For Learner Drivers

Rules For Learner Drivers | Ltrent Driving School | Blog

The Most Important Things To Know

If you’re a learner driver and you’re looking to take your driving test, you may be wondering what rules you need to follow while you learn to drive and record hours in your log book. Find out some of the most important rules that apply to drivers with a learner licence below!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.