Driving Tips

Driving Tips

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

Holiday guide for parents with learner drivers

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, November 05, 2015

The school holidays over summer represents an excellent time for quality driving practice and also professional driving lessons. There are less of the competing demands faced during the school term. This period also represents the busiest period for National Driving Academy with day light saving making later lessons desirable and our customers wanting to get assessed against the log book while they have the time available. Read More…

IPhone's new health app can help save your life!

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

iphone If  you have an  Apple iPhone, please add your emergency contact details and any allergies to the “Medical ID” section of the built-in Health app.  Read More…

Is Your Teenager Ready To Learn To Drive?

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For most teenagers, learning to drive is practically a rite of passage when they reach the legal driving age, although most parents understandably don’t always see it that way. Teenagers associate driving and owning a car with greater freedom and independence and generally seeing themselves as more grown up and mature. Read More…

ACT drivers on NSW roads, the facts

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, December 16, 2013

So Canberra drivers are happy. It certainly seems so with our roads at least. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Measures of Australia’s Progress report released in mid November, Canberra motorists are among Australia’s most content where levels of traffic congestion are concerned.  Read More…


Caitlin Kerr - Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Learning to drive (again) at 40

- 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…

The music you listen to impacts your driving safety

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, January 17, 2013
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/16/the-music-you-listen-to-impacts-your-driving-safety/ Read More…

The relevance of Post-licence driver training

Caitlin Kerr - Saturday, November 10, 2012
Much research over the years has shown that risky driving in young, inexperienced drivers significantly increases their chances of having a crash. And so it becomes relevant to ask -what can be done to reduce risk taking and also improve the opportunity for driving experience?  Read More…

How parents drive today can affect the driving habits of our future generations

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, September 20, 2012
A friend of mine was recently driving around the suburbs of Canberra with her two year old when he exclaimed rather loudly to her “slow down Mummy, be careful!”. I guess it’s nice to see such a cautious toddler. But it got me thinking about how much children, and much later on teenagers, observe as passengers driving with their parents.

The truth of the matter is, children observe their parents’ driving behaviours and hence pick up any bad driving habits, from the first moment they get into a car with them.
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