Driving Tips

National Driving Academy blog covers items related to safe driving relevant to learner drivers and their families.

Stay Safe this Easter Long Weekend

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Defensive Driving Course at EPIC 29th October

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, November 07, 2016

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NSW laws changed for ACT learner drivers

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, October 20, 2016

A little known change that occurred in NSW Laws in 2013 was to revert to the previous legislative approach of applying speed limits on learner drivers as a licensing condition rather than as a Road Rule. This means that the issuing State or Territory licensing conditions apply when a learner driver is driving in NSW. The ACT allows learner drivers to drive to the posted speed limit. This therefore means that there is no supplementary limit on a ACT Learner Driver when driving in NSW as they are permitted to drive to the posted speed limit. Read More…

Tips for Hiring a Rental Car

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, October 17, 2016

Sometimes renting a car is unavoidable, you might need one on a family holiday to get around easily, or perhaps you might need one during a business trip to get to meetings and see clients.  In order to have the smoothest experience possible when renting a car, make sure you adhere to the advice in this blog post, which if followed correctly will keep you on the road and out of trouble with a less than desirable service.    
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Important changes for NSW Learners, P1 and P2 Licence Holders

Caitlin Kerr - Friday, October 14, 2016

There are numerous upcoming changes in the rules regarding NSW L Platers and P Platers.  The aim of these changes is to better prepare new drivers for the real challenges and hazards they will face on the roads, consequently leading to a reduced fatality due to improved driver awareness. Read More…

Everything You Need to Know about the New ACT Logbook Driver Competency

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

You may or may not have heard that the ACT Government has added one more competency to the ACT Log Book System, which from the 29th August 2016 will require learner drivers to pass 23 Driver Competencies.  In light of this, we have summarized everything you need to know about this new competency and how it will affect you. Read More…

How to use your mobile phone legally (and safely) whilst driving in the ACT

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, August 18, 2016

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I P’d off. So what’s all the fuss!

Caitlin Kerr - Friday, July 01, 2016
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10 Things You Should Always Have In Your Car

Caitlin Kerr - Friday, July 01, 2016

Would you know what to do in an emergency situation, such as breaking down in the middle of nowhere?  For this important topic we teamed up with Kieran from QLDDrivingTest.com to ensure that no matter what you find yourself faced with out there on the road, you will be equipped to handle it! Unexpected situations occur while driving. You could breakdown, get a flat battery or puncture a tyre. To ensure your safety on the road it’s important to think about these situations before they actually happen.  This could change a major hassle into a minor inconvenience, saving you time and money. Read More…

Safety Tips for Winter Driving - Driving from Canberra to the Snow

Caitlin Kerr - Friday, June 17, 2016

What I love about the Canberra Region is its distinct four seasons. And right now we are in the midst of a very cold and wet winter.  Read More…