Driving Tips

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Learner Drivers To Invited Book Your Free Keys2Drive Lesson Now

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ACT and NSW learner drivers are invited to take advantage of the new keys2drive national learner driver safety program and receive a free lesson with a keys2drive accredited driving instructor. 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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Addressing the hard hitting parent and learner driver questions with our New Ebook, “Learning to drive in Canberra”

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, March 06, 2014

We’re pleased to announce we’ve just released a free Ebook to assist Canberra’s learner drivers and their parents with one of the most significant and potentially most life altering events, getting a driver’s licence. Read More…

Are Canberra drivers Safe? Learn what Tony Commisso has to say.

Caitlin Kerr - Friday, February 14, 2014


In the past week a debate has been raging about whether Canberra drivers are less safe than their interstate counterparts. The Canberra Times asked "We have the nation's lowest rate of road fatalities, but it's a common view that Canberrans are impatient behind the wheel. Is it an accurate view, or are we too hard on ourselves?" Read More…

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…



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