Driving Tips

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

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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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…

How to Make Learning To Drive a Fun Experience

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Your teenager is learning to drive, and you have had a sleepless night. You are now sitting bolt upright beside them as they inch their way along the road. Your teeth are clenched, and your white-knuckled hand is gripping hard on the door handle — as if that could make any difference — while your foot keeps involuntarily pressing down on an imaginary brake. Sound familiar! 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…

Little known road rules...you'll be surprised!

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Know the speed limit wherever you drive with a free SpeedAlert Live app

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Know the speed limit wherever you drive with a free SpeedAlert Live app which is a useful tool for learner drivers, P plate drivers and parents. Read More…

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

Caitlin Kerr - Sunday, June 30, 2013
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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
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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…