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Stuff For L1 Learners

Posted on 21 March, 2020 at 20:00 Comments comments (0)

Carry your license with you at all times when you are driving.


Only a person with a full current Australian driver's License (not provisional or overseas) who has not had any period of suspension or disqualification in the last 2 years, must be in the front passenger seat as your supervisory driver.


Do not drink ANY alcohol. You must have a zero blood alcohol reading as a learner driver.


L Plates must be clearly visible ...

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When will I know I'm ready for my L2 PDA?

Posted on 2 March, 2020 at 21:20 Comments comments (0)

Straight up, the most important pointer as to your readiness is the amount of 'spare' attention you have available at any one time. 


At the start, your head was probably spinning with all the new information you were taking on board, and at the end of your first few lessons, you were totaaly bushed!  Just about every driver before you has been on that journey just as you are now.  Actually, you are probably getting it a little harder.


The num...

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Don't Fool Yourself by Falsifying Log Books

Posted on 27 February, 2020 at 21:20 Comments comments (0)

I was disheartened to hear from a young bloke who smiled at me, knowing I was a driving instructor, as he told me it was easy to write false entries into a log book and not have to spend so much time accumulating hours.

What a shame.  This kid will probably end up being another statistic in the 'less than 6 months experience' column in a table of people killed or seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents in Tasmania.  

Tassie kids actually have it easier than oth...

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SUZI ROCKS!!!

Posted on 28 January, 2020 at 23:25 Comments comments (0)

Hi guys, you know we just had Christmas which probably left a hole in most people’s budgets and doesn’t leave a lot of spare cash when it comes to driving lessons. So for February, we would like to offer all sessions booked and paid for before the end February for up to 20% less than our website prices.


And w...

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Driving can be such a distraction!

Posted on 21 January, 2020 at 7:00 Comments comments (0)

One of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents in Australia, is being distracted while operating a vehicle. Be it a car, bus, truck, motor-bike – if you can drive it, you can be distracted. And you could be distracted by one or all of the many ways that you can have your attention drawn away from the job at hand, driving and negotiating traffic.

And if there weren’t enough distractions out there already, the introduction of the mobile phone into our everyday...

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How A Car Works 101

Posted on 2 December, 2019 at 18:00 Comments comments (1)

How Does A Car Work?


OK, we know a car, and in fact most other vehicles – buses, trucks, motorbikes…. All turn fuel, diesel or petrol, into motion. To get from here to there, you know you need to put fuel in your car regularly, because if you don’t, it’ll stop, and you will stay stopped until your lack of fuel is remedied which usually involved a lot of crying, begging, pleading and walking.


There are things you should know about ...

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