What are the laws for learner drivers in Queensland?

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When talking about the road rules for learner and provisional licenses, there is often a certain amount of confusion on the exact laws, partly because the legislation frequently has changed, and also because laws differ slightly from state to state. To set the record straight, A Grade Driving School, one of Brisbane most reputable and established driving schools have detailed the laws surrounding learner drivers for Queensland in our latest post which are comparable to the legislation in other states, but with some slight differences. Continue reading

Take the Queensland Road Sign Test

Do you know what these signs mean?

Congratulations you’ve just got, or are almost about to get your learner license. Before you hit the roads, whether it’s with professional driving instructors in Brisbane, or with a licensed supervisor, are you up to speed with your road signs? While you might have seen a few of these in your theory test, here’s a few that you might have missed. Take the test and see how you do. Continue reading

The 5 Worst Driving Habits

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Here at A Grade Driving School, we’ve seen more than a few bad driving habits when out on the roads. However with that said, in our experience learner drivers are often not the ones most responsible for the bulk of bad driving habits. Instead it’s experienced drivers who have had more time to form these habits and are some of the biggest culprits of our top five worst driving habits. Since helping drivers to form good driving habits is one of our top priorities here we’d like to share bad driving behaviours that learners can be aware of and avoid when on the roads. Continue reading

Learners Caught Falsifying Logbooks Face Penalties

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At A Grade Driving School we strive to create a positive learning environment while providing constructive feedback and ongoing support to our learner drivers. We believe this to be the best and most effective approach in educating young drivers, rather than resorting to over critiquing and lecturing.
With that said, today’s article is serious in nature in that we would like to stress the importance of the log book system and gaining the required 100 hours driving experience before sitting the practical exam. While one hundred hours might seem a huge amount, the figure has been developed with safety in mind so learners can gain an appropriate amount of practical experience in a variety of conditions. Continue reading

Helping young drivers behind the wheel – tips and strategies for the instructor

It’s an unfortunate truth that not all driving teachers are created equal. Due to differing personalities some instructors are more prone to stress, while others might think they are helping a young driver when their approach can discourage and even hinder learning of a beginner driver. Here at A-Grade Driving School we’ve put together a list of strategies to equip parents and other non-professional instructors when conducting driving lessons. Continue reading

Common Mistakes Learner Drivers Make

Here at A Grade Driving School we understand that learning to drive can be both a stressful and nerve wracking experience – especially at the beginning. When taking driving lessons, learners can feel under pressure in the driver’s seat and because of this can forget important road rules and observation requirements. These might seem like small mistakes, but are often the difference between safe driving and dangerous situations occurring on the road. For this reason we’ve put together a list of common mistakes made by learners to help make new drivers aware of these errors and to reinforce their responsibilities on the road. They are as follows: Continue reading

Tips to Remember Before Taking the Practical Driving Test in Brisbane

Here at A Grade Driving School we are committed to equipping learner drivers with all the necessary skills to ensure they go into their practical driving exam with the best possible chance of success. While some of the tips below may seem obvious these can often be forgotten under the intense pressure of the driving test. Here are some top tips to help ensure you pass your driving test with flying colours. Continue reading

Why might you consider manual driving lessons?

Here at A-Grade Driving School, we really take pride in not only teaching our students what they need to do to drive safely on the road, but also to teach them why they should do it. By doing our driving lessons this way, we hope to provide all of our driving students in Brisbane, Logan and beyond with a thorough understanding of their automobile and the world around them. In today’s blog post, we will continue this education by answering one of the more popular questions which we receive here at A- Grade – that is of course:

‘Why should I bother driving a manual??’

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Are you planning on taking automatic driving lessons?

Well according to a recent article in the Herald Sun, you are not alone. In quite an interesting study by the team at the Sydney-based Herald Sun, they found that nearly 9 out of 10 new drivers are opting to go for their automatic license instead of taking manual driving lessons. These are obviously quite dramatic figures, so in today’s blog post our team at Brisbane’s A-Grade Driving School will put the spotlight on this phenomenon. Continue reading

Our Driving Instructors are the best in Brisbane!

If you have been searching for a quality team of driving instructors in the Brisbane region, look no further than our amazing group at A Grade Driving School. Over the years we have developed quite a reputation, due to our superior care and skills which we pass on to every single one of our clients. In today’s article, we will run through a few of the greater elements of our company that has allowed us to achieve such success. Continue reading