Knowing how to drive safely is beneficial not only to you and your passengers but other road users too. Many accidents are caused by inattention, poor driving skills or lack of basic knowledge about road rules. No matter what your age or situation, you can benefit from doing a safe driving course and avoid becoming a statistic.
Driver Education for Teens
Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage and for young people is the first step towards independence and adulthood. In Queensland to get a driver’s license, you need to be 16 years of age. There are several stages to the process: learner license, provisional license – P1/ P2 then open license.
Driver education starts with the learner license, which is held for a year over which 100 hours of driving under supervision is required before being able to upgrade to a provisional license. Weekly practice with parents or friends with open licenses, as well as professional driving lessons are recommended. The year-long period is designed for teen drivers to build up a good knowledge base of driving in different conditions, i.e. wet, dry, peak traffic, daytime, evening, city and country roads.
Having a course of professional driving lessons is beneficial for new drivers, so they are getting up to date information, and not taking on bad habits of parents. Driving courses can also offer defensive driving techniques and give teen drivers confidence that they are doing everything ‘right’. There’s nothing more off-putting for a new driver than to have mum or dad tense and nervous right next to them or even worse yelling instructions. Many learner drivers prefer to have an experienced, calm instructor in the passenger seat with dual-controls so they can take over if necessary.
Brisbane’s Best Driving Schools
Brisbane has a range of driving schools, we’ve listed a few of the highly rated ones:
No Yelling Driving School– Concentrating on driver comfort behind the wheel, No Yelling aims to make learners safe and competent drivers.
My Driving School– Get road worthy in a new model suzuki with racing stripes (to make you learn faster and save on embarrassment) with experienced My Driving School instructors.
Metro Driving School– One of the oldest driving schools in Brisbane, Metro is RACQ approved and a professional organisation that aims to give the best chance of success. It takes into account preferences for particular instructors.
A Grade Driving School– Experienced, caring instructors turn a nerve wracking experience into a fun and exciting one, while teaching you what you need to know. One of the highest first time pass rates in Brisbane.
Driver Education Brisbane– This school offers standard driving lessons as well as special courses for driving at night and in the city, refresher courses, those with overseas licenses and those who are converting from automatic to manual cars.