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New website for leading Canberra Driving School24-Mar-2015

Leading Canberra driving school, National Driving Academy, has considered the needs of it's students and their families for useful and relevant information, a real time online booking system and access to purchase gift vouchers and discounted lesson packages, when developing their new website. Tony Commisso said that "what has always defined NDA has been the sharing of information freely with the public and providing self service through our proprietary booking management system".

The new website includes secure online transactions through NAB to protect our users.

The website is designed to work on mobile phones without any comprise of information or services.

For more information on our website or booking system email info@nationaldriving.com.au.


Leading Canberra driving school, National Driving Academy, has considered the needs of it's students and their families for useful and relevant information, a real time online booking system and access to purchase gift vouchers and discounted lesson packages, when developing their new website. Tony Commisso said that "what has always defined NDA has been the sharing of information freely with the public and providing self service through our proprietary booking management system". The ne.. Read More…

100 driving lesson prizes up for grabs07-Mar-2015

National Driving Academy is a proud Canberra company who want's to share some of the joy of Canberra's 100th birthday with a competition giving away 100 one hour driving lessons between February 2013 and November 2013.

Babar Chohan, Managing Director of National Driving Academy said "we want to share in the excitement of Canberra's Centenary. We have launched a new competition giving it's Canberra customers the chance to win 100 driving lessons. Every Canberra customer has a chance to win."

To enter the Celebrating Canberra's Centenary Competition  customers need to do:

  • Complete a driving lesson in Canberra, of any duration, which had been fully paid for before the end of the Month in which the driving lesson was taken (Starting from 1/2/2013 and ending 30/11/2013),
  • Each individual qualifying driving lesson booking will gain an automatic entry in a monthly prize draw. There will be 10 one hour driving lessons drawn each month,
  • There is no limit as to the number of entries each month. Entries into the monthly draw will be only for driving lesson bookings during the relevant month,

Further information is available from Babar Chohan on 02 62594053.

National Driving Academy is a proud Canberra company who want's to share some of the joy of Canberra's 100th birthday with a competition giving away 100 one hour driving lessons between February 2013 and November 2013. Babar Chohan, Managing Director of National Driving Academy said "we want to share in the excitement of Canberra's Centenary. We have launched a new competition giving it's Canberra customers the chance to win 100 driving lessons. Every Canberra customer has a chance to wi.. Read More…

Australian Driver Trainers Association ACT Inc - Committee positions07-Mar-2015

National Driving Academy Pty Ltd directors, Babar Chohan and Stephen Jones, were elected as Vice President and Director, respectively, of the Australian Driver Training Association (ACT) Inc. on 27 June 2013.

The objectives of the Association are:

  1. To promote the best possible standards of tuition to the public.
  2. To support and implement the ACT Government’s Competency Based Training and Assessment Scheme.
  3. To support and implement matters of road safety.
  4. To encourage a high moral standard and proficiency in the driver training industry and to invite input from students and the public in this regard.
  5. To encourage friendly cooperation between instructors, driving schools, the public and the Government.
  6. To ensure compliance with the Constitution and Rules and the Code of Ethics of the ADTA (ACT).
  7. To facilitate mutual recognition between states and territories on driver training qualifications.

 

Babar Chohan said "I am looking forward to continuing to make my contribution to the work of the industry body, ADTA (ACT). My vision for the ADTA is to form a strong bond with frank and open communication for all accredited driving instructors in the ACT necessary to maintain the required high standard of CBT&A in the community and Government.  This will ensure that the ADTA remains the most relevant professional body for driving instructors, creating within the ACT community recognition of  ADTA, the profession and creating value for members."

Stephen Jones, a former senior fireman, said that "it is important to contribute to the industry and to ensure that we continue to make the roads a safer place. Having experienced first hand the impact of tragic road accidents on occupants, family, friends and our emergency services personnel I am keen to make a difference."

 National Driving Academy is proud to support Babar and Stephen in pursuing their community contribution through the ADTA ACT Inc.

National Driving Academy Pty Ltd directors, Babar Chohan and Stephen Jones, were elected as Vice President and Director, respectively, of the Australian Driver Training Association (ACT) Inc. on 27 June 2013. The objectives of the Association are: To promote the best possible standards of tuition to the public. To support and implement the ACT Government’s Competency Based Training and Assessment Scheme. To support and implement matters of road safety. To encourage a high moral st.. Read More…

Babar Chohan elected Vice President of ADTA (ACT)07-Mar-2015

National Driving Academy Pty Ltd director, Babar Chohan, was elected as Vice President of the Australian Driver Training Association (ACT) Inc. last night.

The objectives of the Association are:

  1. To promote the best possible standards of tuition to the public.
  2. To support and implement the ACT Government’s Competency Based Training and Assessment Scheme.
  3. To support and implement matters of road safety.
  4. To encourage a high moral standard and proficiency in the driver training industry and to invite input from students and the public in this regard.
  5. To encourage friendly cooperation between instructors, driving schools, the public and the Government.
  6. To ensure compliance with the Constitution and Rules and the Code of Ethics of the ADTA (ACT).
  7. To facilitate mutual recognition between states and territories on driver training qualifications.

Babar Chohan said "I am looking forward to making my contribution to the work of the industry body, ADTA (ACT). My vision for the ADTA is to form a strong bond with frank and open communication for all accredited driving instructors in the ACT necessary to maintain the required high standard of CBT&A in the community and Government.  This will ensure that the ADTA remains the most relevant professional body for driving instructors, creating within the ACT community recognition of  ADTA ,the profession and creating value for members." 

National Driving Academy Pty Ltd director, Babar Chohan, was elected as Vice President of the Australian Driver Training Association (ACT) Inc. last night. The objectives of the Association are: To promote the best possible standards of tuition to the public. To support and implement the ACT Government’s Competency Based Training and Assessment Scheme. To support and implement matters of road safety. To encourage a high moral standard and proficiency in the driver training.. Read More…

Canberra driving school actively supporting the community activity in 201307-Mar-2015

National Driving Academy has been actively involved in supporting the Canberra and Queanbeyan communities in 2013. 

During 2013 NDA has participated in the following activities:

  1. RYDA delivery to Canberra Boys Grammar School and Canberra Girls Grammar School, supporting both Rotary and RSE.
  2. Fund raising through Movember for men's health
  3. Clean Up Australia Day in Florey
  4. UC Senior Secondary College, Lake Ginninderra College Road Safety Program
  5. Donations to various fetes
  6. Support for disadvantaged migrants in Canberra
  7. Various presentations on road safety

Tony Commisso said that "it is a company objective to ensure that management and instructors give back to the community and in particular contribute to community based road safety initiatives.We are a major sponsor for Menslink in 2014. As a company we mostly deal with young people and see the need for greater support for these people. In particular, Menslink's focus on young men and their families through mentoring really resonates with our values and experiences."

Menslink is a Canberra charity that supports young men across our region. It aims to help them develop their positive potential in all areas of their lives, through both a Mentoring Program and Counselling Service. Menslink's goal is to help young men get over the hurdles and challenges in their lives and develop into responsible, contributing adult men and members of society. Since 2002 Menslink has assisted over one thousand young men in making their way into the adult world. All services are free to young blokes and their families. 

We are proud to be involved with Menslink in 2014.

National Driving Academy has been actively involved in supporting the Canberra and Queanbeyan communities in 2013. During 2013 NDA has participated in the following activities: RYDA delivery to Canberra Boys Grammar School and Canberra Girls Grammar School, supporting both Rotary and RSE. Fund raising through Movember for men's health Clean Up Australia Day in Florey UC Senior Secondary College, Lake Ginninderra College Road Safety Program Donations to various fetes Support for.. Read More…

DON’T DROP YOUR BUTT OUT THE WINDOW07-Mar-2015

With the warm weather upon us, the ACT Government has today reminded motorists not to drop cigarette butts out the window of their vehicle. In the ACT this year there has been at least 12 fires that have started due to cigarette butts being carelessly discarded.

“Staff are on patrol across the ACT’s main arterial roads and highways and will be on the lookout for people tossing cigarette butts out the window of their vehicle,” Senior Ranger, City Rangers, Glenn Tomlinson, said.

“This is an incredibly thoughtless and irresponsible act. Not only does it reduce our city’s amenity and have environmental impacts on waterways, habitats and soils, it also has the potential to cause bushfires which can threaten life and property.

“Anyone caught incorrectly disposing of cigarette butts will be issued with an on-the-spot fine of $200 for people who drop lit butts, or $60 for people who drop unlit or extinguished butts.

“So please don’t be a tosser and appropriately dispose of your cigarette butts.”

Tony Commisso of National Driving Academy said that "our training curriculum emphasises safe driving and our students are encouraged to display safe behaviours on the road at all times. We encourage parents to set a good example for learner drivers and this includes disposal of cigarette butts and the risk it imposes on the community."

Mr Tomlinson also encouraged members of the community who witness other drivers throwing cigarette butts out the window of their vehicle to call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 and report the time of the offence and the vehicle’s registration number. An online form can also be filled out at www.tams.act.gov.au

With the warm weather upon us, the ACT Government has today reminded motorists not to drop cigarette butts out the window of their vehicle. In the ACT this year there has been at least 12 fires that have started due to cigarette butts being carelessly discarded. “Staff are on patrol across the ACT’s main arterial roads and highways and will be on the lookout for people tossing cigarette butts out the window of their vehicle,” Senior Ranger, City Rangers, Glenn Tomlinson, sa.. Read More…

Little known road rules...you'll be surprised!07-Mar-2015

Surprise! Bet you didn’t know these road rules…

Once we get our driver’s licence, most of us are never tested on the road rules for the rest of our lives.

Not until we reach the tender age of 85 (in NSW) are we required to undertake a practical driving test – and in the ACT, there isn’t even compulsory retesting of older drivers, let alone a knowledge test!

But back to the topic…little known road rules.

 The dubious honour of the weirdest road rule belongs to NSW. Apparently splashing a bus passenger with mud after driving through a puddle can cost you $165!

Read on for more obscure road rules you probably don’t know of…

Surprise! Bet you didn’t know these road rules… Once we get our driver’s licence, most of us are never tested on the road rules for the rest of our lives. Not until we reach the tender age of 85 (in NSW) are we required to undertake a practical driving test – and in the ACT, there isn’t even compulsory retesting of older drivers, let alone a knowledge test! But back to the topic…little known road rules. The dubious honour of the weirdes.. Read More…

Local driving expert creates new resource for Canberra Learner Drivers and their parents07-Mar-2015

Canberra’s National Driving Academy has released a free Ebook, Learning to drive in Canberra to assist Canberra learner drivers and their parents with one of the most significant and potentially most life altering events, getting a driver’s licence.

“The new Ebook provides both parents and learners with some insights as they embark on the journey of becoming an independent driver,” said Tony Commisso, director of National Driving Academy, the local representative of NRMA Insurance and the President of the Australian Driver Trainers Association ACT Inc.

The Ebook addresses the steps involved in getting a driver’s licence in the ACT and helpful hints for learner drivers and their parents to make the process smoother and safer for all involved. Tony Commisso explains that the Ebook was born out of his own concerns as a parent of a learner driver.

“As a parent I was faced with the great uncertainty, anxiety and fear associated with of my children obtaining a learner licence and subsequently their P plates. The reality was that until such time as my children reached the licensing age it was never a top of mind issue.

“However, once they were at that age, I realised that I was relatively unprepared, largely uninformed and the news reports of young driver accidents resonated in a way they had not done previously,” Mr Commisso continued.

Tony says there are many approaches to obtaining a driver’s licence - some learners choose to practice with family and friends and then take the test, others rely entirely on professional driver trainers.

Tony believes that neither approach is ideal. He says it’s important to ensure that the 12 to 15 months spent holding a learner driver’s licence should provide a wide, long and deep learning experience for the learner.

“From my experience it can be very effective to have professional driver training right up front, which develops basic skills and confidence, followed on by monthly lessons to ensure progressive and structure skills and attitudinal development," Mr Commisso concluded.

The new Ebook, Learning to Drive in Canberra, is available now for free from the National Driving Academy's website - Download Here  
Canberra’s National Driving Academy has released a free Ebook, Learning to drive in Canberra to assist Canberra learner drivers and their parents with one of the most significant and potentially most life altering events, getting a driver’s licence. “The new Ebook provides both parents and learners with some insights as they embark on the journey of becoming an independent driver,” said Tony Commisso, director of National Driving Academy, the local representative .. Read More…

Support for Road Safety Program07-Mar-2015

National Driving Academy is supporting The RYDA program (Rotary Youth Driving Awareness) Canberra during 2013.

Babar Chohan, Brian McManus and Stephen Jones have been involved with the program since it's launch in Canberra in 2011.

In conjunction with research, Road Safety Education Limited, the providers of the RYDA Program also consults with road safety authorities, state departments of education and police so that the Program can complement and supplement the school curriculum and government road safety messages.

The international, award winning RYDA Program is delivered to over 50,000 students annually.

Learn more about RYDA and get downloads here http://www.rse.org.au/RYDA.aspx.

National Driving Academy is supporting The RYDA program (Rotary Youth Driving Awareness) Canberra during 2013. Babar Chohan, Brian McManus and Stephen Jones have been involved with the program since it's launch in Canberra in 2011. In conjunction with research, Road Safety Education Limited, the providers of the RYDA Program also consults with road safety authorities, state departments of education and police so that the Program can complement and supplement the school curriculum and.. Read More…
       
 
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