Driving Tips

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

What Are Brake Pads Made Of

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

Would You Want To Use Your NFC-Enabled Phone As Car Keys?

Caitlin Kerr - Sunday, December 30, 2012
Would You Want To Use Your NFC-Enabled Phone As Car Keys?
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Apps for the learner driver smartphone

Caitlin Kerr - Saturday, October 06, 2012

here are some worthwhile apps available for learner drivers. Highlighted below is a selection of apps that we liked. Most of the apps are free to download and use. Read More…

Quick Tips on Eco Safe Driving

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, October 01, 2012

5 tips for Eco Safe Driving in Canberra. Getting some basics right will save fuel costs and actually improve your time on the road.  Read More…

What does every parent of a learner driver have in common with President Obama?

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, September 20, 2012

SOURCE: Getty Images
President Barack Obama and daughter Malia.
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The ACT Learner Driver Standards explained - Braking to slow down using your brakes

Caitlin Kerr - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Many parents and older supervising drivers will be familiar with the practice of shifting down gears when slowing down a manual transmission vehicle. Actually, for many of us, it was what was taught to us when learning to drive. The current ACT Learner Driver Standards which define the standards a learner driver must meet to obtain a drivers licence in the ACT require an entirely different approach to slowing the vehicle. Parents and Supervising drivers need to update their driving skills to ensure that the correct methods are taught and practiced with the learner driver. Read More…

Enjoy the ride (Video)

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, September 17, 2012

Talking cars set to slash road toll

Caitlin Kerr - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NEW technology that allows cars to communicate with each other to prevent accidents will be tested in Sydney, with hopes it could eventually slash the road toll by a third. Read More…