Driving Tips

Driving Tips

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

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…

Study shows older motorcycle riders risk greater injuries

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Read this article if your at that point in your life when you want the exhilaration of riding a motorbike.  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…

Road worriers - older drivers now more at risk than young drivers

Caitlin Kerr - Saturday, January 05, 2013

An article which appeared in The Daily Telegraph on 3/1/2012 reported that there has been a significant drop in teen driver fatality and a rise in older driver fatalities. The article referenced recently released statistics from the Federal Government. 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…

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