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Hints and Tips

Learning to drive can often be a scary and challenging thing, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at My Driving School we have decided to give you a few hints and tips to help you along your way and make you aware of things you may not have already known.

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Hazard Perception Test

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…

10 Tips for Driving Safely

  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

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

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…

How to Diagnose a Slipping Clutch

Unfortunately, if you drive in a highly congested area with many stops, you may have developed some bad shifting habits that can result in a slipping clutch or stripped gears.

Although a clutch plate system wears gradually over time, eventually the clutch's performance may become noticeably diminished, and by paying close attention to how it engages, slippage should be apparent to a competent…

Five Habits of a Master Driver

Knowing how to keep an eye out for any potential danger is what makes master drivers. These five habits can help you to expect the unexpected.

Habit #1 – Observation: look, look, look

Take care with where you look – look a lot! As a master driver you need to look ahead to anticipate where you will be driving in the next 12 seconds. This distance should cover about a city block if you are…

Sherwood Driving Test Centre

Hi everyone,

I thought I might take some time to write a little about the Sherwood testing area. This area is surrounded by Graceville, Rocklea, Oxley and Corinda. In the driving tests they generally stay somewhere between Indooroopilly bridge, and the intersection of Oxley Road and the Ipswich Motorway.

These suburbs, whilst beautiful to drive through, can be challenging and provide the…

Hot Learner Driving Tips: Parallel Parking

Hi everyone, thought I might write a little bit about the reverse parallel park and some of the aspects of the test that isn’t talked about that much.

Being a driving instructor one of the most common things I get asked to teach a student is how to reverse parallel park. If you went and did a survey of all the drivers in Brisbane on how to do it I’m sure you would get lots of different…

Greenslopes Driving Test Centre - Part 2

Welcome to another edition of hot tips to pass the practical driving test. I thought I might take a moment to discuss a little more detail about the Greenslopes area.

One of the reasons Greenslopes can be so challenging for students is that in a thirty minute test the examiners are able to find difficult roundabouts (Stones corner and Tarragindi), hills (Geenslopes), tough highway merge…

Logan Driving Test Centre

So, welcome to another edition of my series on the practical driving test. Today I thought I might talk about just a few situations in the Logan testing area.

As you head north on Jacaranda Ave you reach an intersection with Wembley Ave. The student may be asked to turn right and then the 2nd street on the left. So, I would try to position myself in the lane 2nd from the right (as both the…