What To Look For In A Driving School

What To Look For In A Driving School | LTrent Driving Lessons

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!

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Sydney’s Most Confusing Intersections

Sydney’s Most Confusing Intersections | LTrent Driving School

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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!

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Different Road Rules Across The Country

Different Road Rules Across The Country | LTrent Driving School & Lessons

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!

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New Road Rules In NSW

New Road Rules In NSW | LTrent Driving School & Lessons

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.

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Can Driving Lessons Expire

Can Driving Lessons Expire | LTrent Driving School

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.

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Will NDIS Pay For Driving Lessons

Will NDIS Pay For Driving Lessons | LTrent Driving School

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.

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5 Reasons Why Driving Lessons Are A Great Idea For Any Learner Driver

5 Reasons Why Driving Lessons Are A Great Idea For Any Learner Driver | LTrent Driving School

Whether you’re just earned your learner licence for the first time in New South Wales, or you’ve already gotten your provisional licence, driving lessons from a certified driving school like LTrent Driving School are a great idea.

With professional driving instruction, you can stay safer on the roads, and develop the driving skills you need to earn your full driver’s licence. Not convinced that you need help from a driving school? Here are a few reasons why driving lessons are a fantastic idea for any learner driver.

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Roundabout Rules In NSW & VIC

Roundabout Rules In NSW & VIC | LTrent Driving School

Whether you’re in Western Australia, South Australia or Victoria and Tasmania, it’s important to understand how to use a roundabout correctly. From approaching the roundabout, to using a multi-lane roundabout, choosing the correct lane – there’s a lot to know. And if you violate the rules, you could end up with demerit points on your licence.

In this blog, LTrent Driving School will discuss a few of the most important rules about using roundabouts in NSW and VIC.

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Understanding L & P Plate Driver Restrictions In NSW

Understanding L & P Plate Driver Restrictions In NSW | LTrent Driving Lessons

The rules for young drivers in NSW can be a bit confusing and can differ between Australian states or territories. Whether you’re a learner driver and you’ve just gotten your learners license and L plates, or you’re on a P1 licence or P2 licence and have your provisional license in NSW, you may be wondering what restrictions apply to you. 

In this article, the team at LTrent Driving School will take a look at a few restrictions that apply to young drivers with L & P plates in NSW. Learn more about road safety and the restrictions that may apply to you! 

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Our Tips For Driving Safely When Wet

Our Tips For Driving Safely When Wet | LTrent Driving School NSW VIC

Stay Safe In Severe Weather!

If you’re a new driver on your L-plates, or even if you’ve earned your provisional licence, you may still be a bit nervous about driving safely when wet. Driving in the rain is not easy, and it poses some unique challenges that can make it difficult to operate your vehicle safely.

But as long as you keep some basic safety tips in mind when driving on wet roads, you can make sure you’re safe – and keep other road users safe, too. Read on to learn about the top tips for driving in wet weather from LTrent Driving School.

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