10 Lesser Known, Obscure Queensland Road Rules

Following some well publicised and recent criticism of road rules where Queensland drivers we’re slapped with fines for rules they didn’t know existed, we’ve tracked down a list of the some of the confusing, lesser known and obscure road laws that you might be breaking without even realising!

While the enforcement of many of these is likely to be lax, it’s often not worth taking your chances, especially with some sharp eyed traffic police officers on the lookout hoping to make their monthly targets.  Continue reading

Learner drivers safest, while P Platers most at risk: study

 

It may come as a surprise for some, but L platers statistically represent the safest group of drivers around the world! This says something about the benefits of supervised driving, and the work of all the fantastic driving instructors out there.

However, what paints less of a pretty picture is a statistic that we’re unfortunately far more familiar with – P platers who graduate from being a learner driver then become the most at risk group of drivers on our roads and are over represented in road fatalities in Brisbane and around Australia.   Continue reading

Parents bad driving habits given to kids in ‘tense’ lessons

Many heated moments have been had between kids and their parents when learning to drive. But it’s actually one of the most dangerous places to have an argument. Often parents feel stressed, anxious and these emotions transfer to their kids, ultimately affecting concentration and taking attention away from the roads. The worst thing about this pressure and stress is that it could be ruining your child’s ability to feel confident on the roads, and may even hinder their desire for further lessons and driving practice.  Continue reading

Where is the most difficult driving test in the world?

Think getting your driver’s license is difficult here in Brisbane? Spare a thought for many other countries where getting your driver’s license is not only a long process, but also extremely costly. Even with the recent announcement that driving tests in Queensland are set to get tougher, going for your license in the countries below is a whole different kettle of fish. We bring to you the 5 toughest jurisdictions in the world to pass the driving test. Continue reading

Learning to drive from the passenger seat

Even if you don’t yet have your L plates, or finding a supervisor for some practical experience is proving difficult, there is still some valuable learning by observation that can be undertaken from the passenger seat. Every time you sit in a car, it’s an opportunity to observe what the driver and other motorists on the road are doing. As good observation is one of the primary cornerstones of good driving, A Grade Driving School share some observation exercises for learner drivers that they can undertake whenever they are on the road. Continue reading

Car Buying Advice for Learner Drivers

You’ll always remember your first car. Maybe it was the sense of freedom as it finally meant you didn’t need to rely on your folks anymore. Maybe it was a memorable first date on the backseat. Maybe you remember it purely because it was completely all yours!

Hopefully the reasons you remember your first car are good ones, and not because you wrote it off from too few driving lessons or because you bought a lemon. Let the following points be your guide to smart first car buying – brought to you by A Grade Driving School. Continue reading

Ten Rules for Parents Supervising a Learner Driver

As well as having driving lessons with professional driving instructors, much of the lessons young learner drivers will have will be in the ‘hot seat’ next to their parents. In the early stages of the learning to drive, the can be a particularly stressful time for learners and their parents. However, it can be made even worse by parents who quickly forget some of the basics when supervising a learner driver. Brought to you by Brisbane’s long established A-Grade Driving School, let this list be your reminder… Continue reading

Our Driving Etiquette Wish List

Driver etiquette is an interesting and sometimes controversial topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on. This includes none other than our favourite family man, Sunrise’s very own David Koch who blogged about his pet peeves while on the road. But we’ll spare you another whinge about the ‘good old days’ when motorists were nicer. Instead we’ve put together our wish list of what we envisage a utopian driving society to look like. Continue reading

Tougher tests on the way for QLD learner drivers

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Learner drivers can expect tougher practical driving tests after the Queensland Government’s transport division announced changes to the format of practical driving tests in Queensland beginning next year. In May, state transport minister Scott Emerson announced that the changes to the Q-SAFE driving test would make it tougher to get a license with the aim to produce better young drivers, a group who continue to be statistically overrepresented in road fatalities. Continue reading