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How To Get Your Driver’s License in Queensland

How To Get Your Driver's License in Queensland

Learning to drive is an exciting milestone in anyone’s life, and if you’re in Queensland, Australia, it’s essential to understand the process of obtaining your driver’s licence. Whether you’re a fresh-faced learner or someone looking to upgrade their current licence, this guide will walk you through the steps. At LTrent Driving School on the Gold Coast, Queensland, we believe that the road to becoming a safe and responsible driver begins with proper training.


What are the Restrictions for L and P Plate Drivers in QLD?

If you’re a learner driver or a newly minted P1 licence holder in Queensland, it’s essential to be aware of the restrictions that come with these stages of driving. These restrictions are put in place to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road. In this blog post, we’ll break down the specific restrictions for L plate and P plate drivers in Queensland, answering common questions and providing valuable information for your journey to becoming a fully licensed driver.


What To Expect in the Queensland Driving Test

What To Expect in the Queensland Driving Test

Are you gearing up to take your Queensland driving test and wondering what’s in store for you? Passing your practical driving test is a significant milestone on the road to obtaining your provisional licence. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what will happen during your driving test, what to do before your test, the manoeuvres you’ll be asked to perform, and more. At LTrent Driving School on the Gold Coast, Queensland, we’re here to ensure you feel confident and well-prepared for your driving test.


What Are Instant Fails on the Queensland Driving Test?

What Are Instant Fails on the Queensland Driving Test

Getting ready for your Queensland driving test can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Understanding what could lead to an instant fail on the test is crucial for your success. In this guide, we’ll explore the automatic fails, common mistakes, and essential tips to help you pass your driving test in Queensland. At LTrent Driving School on the Gold Coast, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive training to ensure learner drivers are well-prepared for your test.


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!


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.


How to Be Seen in Traffic – Safety Driving Tip

How to Be Seen in Traffic - Safety Driving Tip | LTrent Driving School Blog

When driving, it’s crucial for you to be aware of your surroundings and for others to be aware of you. Understand when you may be in someone’s blind spot or if there’s poor visibility. Every move you make should be completed early and carefully to ensure other drivers have time to see you.


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.


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.


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.