Driving Tips

Driving Tips

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

Werner Herzog Tackles Texting and Driving in Devastating Documentary

Caitlin Kerr - Sunday, August 11, 2013

VIDEO THAT WILL HAVE YOUR HEART IN YOUR MOUTH - WHY RUSSIANS HAVE DASHBOARD CAMERAS

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…

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…

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…

Typefaces Key to Reducing Driver Distraction

Caitlin Kerr - Friday, September 28, 2012
There is no doubt that we'll featured infotainment systems in your car have the potential to distract you. The interesting point about this MIT study is the significant improvement to glance time needed by choosing a suitable font style. 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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Applying make-up while driving causes accidents, watch this video!

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, September 17, 2012