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Driving in the Helensvale Area

Tue, 28 Apr 2015

I spent some time in the area near the test centre and noticed that Helensvale State School is bordered by a really long school zone which includes Lindfield Road and Discovery Drive; don’t get caught speeding and keep a sharp eye out for school students. The motto of the school is “Preparing for the future” and that’s exactly what we do.

The Gold Coast highway is…

Driving in the Southport Area

Tue, 28 Apr 2015

It's time to check out more of the Gold Coast. Southport is a very busy hub of the Gold Coast. Just recently I was leaving the Southport testing centre turning left onto Nerang Street. It seemed to take forever just to get going. Eventually with the change of traffic lights just down the hill we were able to get on our way.

Right turns across uncontrolled intersections…

Driving in the Currumbin Area

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Hey everyone,

Today we are going to have a look at the Currumbin area and see what challenges a student can face and learn from in this area.

The first question I have is how on earth do you lucky people who live in this area of the world manage to keep your eyes on the road when the beaches are so pretty? At least the hospital is conveniently located if you do have a little…

Driving in the North Lakes Area

Tue, 14 Apr 2015

Hey everyone, today we are going to have a look at the North Lakes area.

The north lakes has lots of different types of driving that are all very important for learners to learn prior to sitting their practical driving test.

To start with lets talk about Westfield North Lakes. Learning how to negotiate car parks and dealing with other traffic in these close situations is really important for…

Hazard Perception Test

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

The hazard perception test measures how quickly you can identify and respond to dangerous driving situations.

It is an online test so you can’t take the test at a customer service centre.

You must pass the hazard perception test before you can upgrade to a P2 provisional licence or an open licence:

  • If you were 23 or younger when you received your P1 licence, you will get a…

JW Motorsport - Justin Wade IPRA 2014 1st place

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Justin Wade is a current driver in Queensland's Improved Production Racing Series. Driving a BMW E90 M3 in the over 2L Club Championship as well as regular appearances at the Bathurst 12 hour support races, V8 Supercar support races and the Improved Production Nationals held around the country.

Watch Justin's recent IPRA 2014 1st place win at Lakeside in June below.

10 Tips for Driving Safely

Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  1. Avoid conflict. Other drivers will make mistakes, show restraint and stay calm.
  2. Don't tailgate. Allow a minimum of two seconds between you and the car in front.
  3. Be aware of what is happening behind you and either side of you at all times.
  4. Don't respond to challenges, avoid sudden swerving, acceleration and braking.
  5. Know your capabilities and drive within them.
  6. Be…

Changing Lanes and Merging

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

You may have to change lanes to overtake another vehicle, to avoid a parked vehicle or when the vehicle ahead slows to turn at an intersection.

Never change lanes without giving the proper signal and looking to make sure the move can be made safely.

Here are the steps for making a lane change:

  1. Check your mirrors for a space in traffic where you can enter safely.
  2. Check your blind…

How to Check Your Demerit Points

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

You can check if you have accumulated demerit points on your traffic history by using the free online service through the Queensland Transport website. You will also be able to check the status of your Queensland driver licence, and the class/es and type/s of licence you hold.

The service will show the number of demerit points you have accumulated during the period appropriate to your licence…