The Best Places To Practice Driving In Western Sydney
If you’re learning to drive in Western Sydney, you may not be sure where to practice driving.
Luckily for you, there are plenty of great places near Parramatta, Blacktown, Liverpool, Penrith, and the surrounding areas where you can get a handle on the basics, and build your confidence behind the wheel.
In this blog from LTrent Driving School, we’ll give you a few of our top recommendations for the best places to practice driving in Western Sydney.
1. Beginner Drivers – Empty School Car Parks In Evenings & Weekends
If you’ve never sat behind the wheel before, or you’ve only driven for a few hours, it’s a good idea to get a handle on the basics of driving before you head out on public roads. That’s why we always recommend that you start out in an empty car park.
One of the best places to find empty car parks is in schools. On evenings and on weekends, there are usually wide, open parking areas where there are no obstacles except for the occasional streetlamp, so you won’t have to worry about dealing with other drivers.
You should continue driving in car parks until you have a handle on the basics of shifting gears, braking and accelerating, reversing, using your turn signals, and operating all of the other basic systems in a car.
2. Intermediate Drivers – Silverwater & Other Nearby Industrial Areas On Weekends
Once you’ve spent some time in a car park and are familiar with the basics of driving, it’s time to start driving on public roads. And the best place for intermediate drivers to practice driving is in industrial areas, such as Silverwater near Parramatta, or any other light industrial area near your suburb in Western Sydney.
On the weekends, these areas are mostly abandoned, and there is not much through traffic. In addition, the roads in industrial areas are usually quite wide, since trucks and heavy equipment often come through them. This means that you will have plenty of space to learn how to operate your car safely.
3. Experienced Drivers – Near The Service NSW Centre Where You’ll Take Your Drive Test
Looking to pass your drive test on your first go? If you’ve mastered the basics of driving on public roads, you should drive around the area where you plan to take your drive test. You can click here to see a list of Service NSW centres, and determine where you should drive.
We recommend doing this because it will build your confidence before it’s time to take your drive test. You’ll know more about where stoplights, stop signs, and other road elements are when it’s time to take the test, and you can practice following proper road rules in a real-world environment. By mastering the area near the Service NSW centre where you’ll be tested, you can get a lot of helpful experience that will ensure your success.
Need Help Learning To Drive In Western Sydney? We’re Here To Help!
At LTrent Driving School, we offer professional driving instruction throughout all of Sydney, including Western Sydney and its suburbs. With the help of our experienced driving instructors, you can improve your driving skills, boost your confidence, and make sure you pass your driving test on the first try. We provides the Safer Drivers Course for NSW learner drivers to gain the right skills and stay safe on the road. Book lessons online today!