Driving Tips

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

Do All Those Driving Modes Affect a Car's EPA Gas Mileage?

Caitlin Kerr - Sunday, June 30, 2013
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Learning to drive (again) at 40

Emma Grey - Monday, February 25, 2013

I flew through my driving test on my seventeenth birthday and when I fronted up to renew the license on my 40th, I was rewarded with a half-price fee due to an ‘exemplary driving record’.  In twenty-three years, apart from a character-building trio of parking tickets at ANU in the 90s – I’ve not been booked for a single traffic infringement. Not one. Read More…

Four distracted driving Myths [Infographic]

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, February 18, 2013
Distracted driving certainly includes texting, but what many people don’t realize is that a mobile phone conversation while driving, regardless of hands-free technology, is also very dangerous. The National Safety Council (NSC) published the following infographic to educate the public on the myth of multitasking, and help prevent the dangers that can occur due to the use  Read More…

An Inside Look at BMW’s Driving Simulator

Caitlin Kerr - Sunday, February 17, 2013
http://www.bimmerfile.com/2013/02/16/an-inside-look-at-bmws-driving-simulator/ Read More…

Top 10 misunderstood road rules

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, February 14, 2013
The NSW RTA's new publication is a 'must have' for all learner drivers. Download your copy from the link below. Read More…

What Are Brake Pads Made Of

Caitlin Kerr - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Ever wanted to know more about brake pads? Read more  Read More…

Audio from Safe Teen Driving Club USA

Caitlin Kerr - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Radio interview explaining steps parents can take to protect teen drivers.  Read More…

Study shows older motorcycle riders risk greater injuries

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Read this article if your at that point in your life when you want the exhilaration of riding a motorbike.  Read More…

Video: The future of road safety - Telegraph

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, February 07, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/car-manufacturers/volvo/9837302/The-futur... Read More…

Seatbelts : THINK!

Caitlin Kerr - Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Most would agree that wearing a seat belt is just what you do! However it wasn't always like that. I remember growing up with a family car that didn't even have seat belts! Unbelievable. Read More…