Driving Tips

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

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…

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…

What are the most common types of crashes?

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, January 23, 2014

NRMA Insurance have a neat infographic of the most common types of crashes in NSW check out the full article.  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…

Road Trip Checklist [Infographic]

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, August 15, 2013

Checklist for road trips Read More…

NSW changes to speed limits for learner drivers

Tony Commisso - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
National Driving Academy conducted an online poll which revealed that only 25% of respondents correctly identified the speed limit for ACT learner drivers in NSW which changed on 1 July 2013.  Read More…

Do you know what to do when you see lights and sirens approaching?

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

If an emergency vehicle is approaching and is sounding an alarm or showing flashing lights, you must move out of the path of the emergency vehicle as soon as you can do so safely. An obstructed journey can be the difference between life and death. Don’t panic, slow down, give-way and indicate. 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…

An Inside Look at BMW’s Driving Simulator

Caitlin Kerr - Sunday, February 17, 2013
http://www.bimmerfile.com/2013/02/16/an-inside-look-at-bmws-driving-simulator/ Read More…