Michael's tip for anybody about to do the P's driving test Calming the nerves

Written by Michael Treneman

Take a deep breath, talk to the testing officer or whatever works for you and remember to take your time. Try treating the test like any other driving lesson and not think of it as a test.

Nerves affect everyone differently; we are all human including testing officers. Testing officers are not there to put you under any more pressure than you already feel. Remember the old saying "You cannot change the past" therefore if you make a mistake don't dwell on it. We know it's easier said than done, but some learners make additional mistakes because they are worrying about a minor error they made, instead of concentrating on the remainder of the test. Students who pass are confident and relaxed – or at least they appear to be confident and relaxed! If you obey the road rules and drive safely often everything else will fall into place.


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Road Rules: Safe Driving Distances

Written by Michael Treneman

Take a look at this informative video on maintaining a safe driving distance while traveling behind another car.


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Info About Getting Your Licence

Written by Michael Treneman

Guide to Log Books in NSW

When you are issued with your learner licence you will receive a Learner Driver Log Book so that you and your supervising driver(s) can record your driving experience.

You will have to log at least 120 hours of supervised driving (which includes 20 hours of night driving) before you can attempt the Driving Test to move to a provisional licence. Night driving starts from sunset of one day and ends at sunrise on the following day.

If you are transferring your interstate and overseas learner licence after 1 July 2007, you will be exempt from the 120 hours log book requirements if you pass the Driving Test.


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Roundabout Rules

Written by Michael Treneman

Take a look at this informative video on maintaining a safe driving approach and indicating while entering and exiting roundabouts.


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Road Rules with mobile Phones

Written by Michael Treneman

Check out this informative video regarding the use of mobile phones while driving.

 

Mobile phone road rules

Demerit point increase

In NSW, drivers who use a mobile phone illegally will be penalised five demerit points. 
During double demerit periods, drivers who break the rules will be penalised 10 demerit points.

Learner, P1 and P2 drivers 

Learner, P1 and P2 licence holders are not permitted to use a mobile phone at all while driving or riding. This includes when waiting at traffic lights or stuck in traffic. You must be parked out of the line of traffic to use your phone in any way.


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