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Stop Sign

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Giving way to vehicles at
intersections
Stop or Give Way signs or lines at an
intersection
After stopping at a Stop sign or line, or
when facing a Give Way sign or line at
an intersection, you must give way to
any vehicle in, entering or approaching
the intersection except:
• a vehicle making a U-turn
• a vehicle turning left using a
slip lane
• an oncoming vehicle turning right if
that vehicle is also facing a Stop or

The Driving Instructor

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A driving instructor must have.
Excellent driving record.
Thorough knowledge of road law and its interpretation.
An acute awareness of all surroundings.
The ability to recognise hazards.
The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people.
The decision making skills to enhance safety.
The experience and maturity to stay calm and measured in difficult situations
The instructor must also have infinite patience and understanding with learner drivers and other road users.

You may have all of the above but you must then have the following qualification, reports and checks to obtain a Driving Instructor Authority.
Certificate 1V in Transport.
And the following reports and checks
State Police Certificate issued in the last six months
Medical certificate {Assessment of Fitness to Drive}
Vision Acuteness Certificate
Working with children check and registration so as you can legally work with children under eighteen years of age.

Nervous Drivers Are Our Speciality

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Nervous Drivers Are Our Specialty

A great driver is a confident driver, but confidence comes with experience, and experience comes with time. Fortunately, Eastern Suburbs Driving School specialises in helping nervous drivers put in the time, gain the experience and develop the skills necessary to achieve that confidence.

We make it our mission to ensure that those who are looking for driving lessons in Melbourne, but who are also experiencing a few nerves and jitters, are not put off by this and can achieve their goal of becoming a confident and skillful driver.

How We Can Help

Anyone who is learning a new skill is going to experience a few nerves at some point, and this is only natural. Understandably, the nerves associated with learning to drive can be a little more intense than usual.

Those early driving experiences can be incredibly overwhelming and nerve-wracking, and there are many reasons why novice drivers feel nervous when getting behind the wheel. We’ve outlined a few of the most commons ones below, along with some accompanying information about how Eastern Suburbs Driving School can help you to turn those nerves in energy for positive action.

No Driving Experience = No Confidence

Our instructors are not only highly trained in the art of driving tuition, but also have excellent interpersonal skills. Empathy, patience and friendliness are all key characteristics of a good teacher in any field, and driving is certainly no exception. Because of this, our instructors will be able to coach you competently and with warmth, gently giving you the confidence you need to drive effectively.

The Open Road Is a Scary Place

To a non-driver or a relative novice, high levels of traffic and complicated interchanges and junctions can make the process of driving a scary and overwhelming one. Our team take the fear out of driving by fostering confidence and self-belief in novice learners, helping them progress quickly. Overcoming fear is all about knowing that you have the tools to deal with any problems you might face; Eastern Suburbs Driving School can give you those tools.

There Is So Much to Learn

Learning the rules of the road and gaining your 120 hours’ worth of driving experience means learning a lot in a relatively short time. This is why our courses and lessons are specifically designed to help you to take all that fresh information on board, without getting too overwhelmed. What’s more, our service is incredibly comprehensive and our range of add-on courses and extras help novice drivers become confident road users in no time.

Why We Are the Best

Our family-run driving school is renowned for its positive and friendly atmosphere, making us the ideal choice for novice drivers seeking to overcome their nerves in a warm and supportive environment. We also know Melbourne like the backs of our hands, which means that we can offer support, guidance and hands-on driving experience directly to you, wherever you are located within the city and its surrounding suburbs. Looking for driver training from Belgrave to Monbulk and Canterbury to Tremont? We’ve got you covered!

All our drivers are fully accredited and have received the driver training Certificate 4, and so the quality of our service is guaranteed. You don’t spend 25 years at the top of driving school tree by accident, and our thousands previous and current clients can vouch for our expertise, both in terms of driving and in tuition.

Would you like to experience the benefit of an Eastern Suburbs Driving School course? Contact us today at 1300-888-082 to get started! Oh, and don’t forget to pay us a visit on Facebook.

Licence Test Fail

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The 4 Most Common Driver’s Licence Test Fails (and How to Avoid Them)

Are you getting ready to take your driver’s licence test to become legal on the road? As you already know, there are several specific challenges you’ll have to face to pass your test. And as many motorists will tell you, there are also plenty of steps where you might fail your test and need to take it again.

Have a look at our list of the 4 most common reasons people fail their driver’s licence tests. That way, you can be sure you’ll have the knowledge and skills that are required to pass without any problems.

1. Speeding During any Part of the Exam

Many new drivers – especially younger drivers – don’t take speed into consideration for their tests. They’re so preoccupied with every other aspect of the exam that speed drops to the bottom on their priority list. As you may have guessed, however, this is a big mistake.

Believe it or not, speed is the most common reason people end up failing their tests.

Maintaining a safe speed is a critically important aspect for overall driver safety. That means you need to remain aware of your speed at all times. From the car park onto the open road, keep your speed under control and within the limit at all times. Even one slip-up here could end up as a failed test.

2. Unfamiliar with Your Car’s Console Controls

Another common failure point occurs before you even head out onto the road. Your examiner will ask you to demonstrate where all the important console controls are located in your vehicle. If you can’t identify these components, you probably won’t even get a chance to show your skills on the road!

Fortunately, this step is fairly easy to master. Take some time to go through your car’s controls and verify where every essential component is located. This includes turn signals, headlight controls, hazard lights, windshield wipers and defrosters. Make sure you have no doubt in your mind where these components are located and you won’t have a problem on test day.

3. Not Checking Your Mirrors When Pulling Onto the Road

If you make it through your console verification, your next step is to get out onto the road and demonstrate your competence. However, in many cases the examiner will stop you right as you pull out from your parking space and fail you.

Why does this failure occur?

The answer to this question is simply your own failure to take precautionary measures. You have to check your mirrors and verify you are all clear to pull out onto the road. Not completing this step will likely earn you points off your test – or even failing marks. Remember, always check before you pull out from driveways, parking spots, and other areas.

4. Dangerous Driving on the Road

Finally – and probably most importantly – you need to drive safely once you’re on the road. Safe driving includes the already mentioned driving speed, safe practices for road signs and traffic lights, correct usage of turning signals and windshield wipers (if necessary), and no unsafe merging or other in-traffic behaviour. If you show any sign of dangerous or irresponsible driving, your instructor will quickly end the test with failing marks on your examination.

Safe driving doesn’t just come with experience. You need to learn all the provisions of the road before you start spending time in traffic. From there, take some time practising to make sure you feel 100% comfortable behind the wheel. That way, you won’t have any trouble driving safely during your test.

Eastern Suburbs Driving School – Your Key to Passing Your Driver’s Test

If you want to make sure that you have all the skills you’ll need to pass your test with flying colours, contact Eastern Suburbs Driving School today. Their team of experienced professionals will provide specialty training perfectly suited to help you become a better driver. From nervous beginners to learning how to drive defensively, you’ll get all the skills you need to pass your driver’s test – and become comfortable and confident out on the road.

To learn more about the school, including the current 6 classes for 5 promotion, contact Eastern Driving School today at 1300-888-082 or visit their website.

Mobile phone usage/ or not, when driving – helpful tips

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Please see below helpful tips regarding new laws for mobile phone usage when driving a car in Australia, taken from Driver Training Association News Letter end 2013.

>>>>> Mobile Phone Usage/ or not, when driving a car Australia 2014 <<<<<<

Get Your Drivers Licence In Melbourne with our High Pass Rate!

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Getting your drivers licence can be a challenge – our high pass rate improves your chances dramatically! Wherever you go for your drive test, be it Burwood, Mooroolbark or anywhere else, we’ll be there to make sure you perform your best. We offer lessons and accompanying instructors for drive tests at affordable rates.

Getting to 120 hours is only part of the picture – what you really need is 120 good hours. What you learn on the roads whilst on your learner’s permit will set you up for a lifetime of driving – if the right lessons don’t sink in, your driving skills may be compromised with serious or even fatal consequences.

Eastern Suburbs Driving School boasts a high first-time pass rate for all of its students, and aims to equip its students with all the tools they need to be safe, efficient drivers. Many students choose to take their drive test in Burwood thanks to its central location and capacity. Depending on your location, we can arrange driving lessons in the area so that you’ll be prepared when the big day arrives. We also have extensive experience with Mooroolbark, another popular testing location. Get to know the streets before you head out for your drive test.

What’s more, our instructors can accompany you during your test for an additional sense of guidance and security. Prior to the test, your instructor will endeavour to get you in the right mindset for success. Remember, the drive test is the culmination of everything that you have learned during your time as a learner driver. Don’t muck it up – call Eastern Suburbs Driving School today, and find out what we can do to help you get your licence!

Driving Lessons and Safety

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Young drivers are at the highest risk of any age group when it comes to fatal car accident statistics. Although Learner drivers are new to the roads and generally have no prior experience driving, they have the lowest fatality rate of any age group on our roads. Why do young drivers go from being innocuous to the most dangerous demographic of drivers? It’s all got to do with attitude. Young drivers relish the freedom when they finally obtain their P’s. As a consequence, there’s a lot that can go wrong.

Learning to drive without a qualified instructor is detrimental to the ability of young drivers. Though many parents are confident and often considered ‘good’ drivers, bad habits naturally accumulate with age. These are transferred to your children, possibly by accidental misinformation or lenient supervision. It’s nothing personal – we’re all human and make mistakes, after all, but don’t you want the best for your child?

Most learner drivers need some formal instruction to simply pass their Probationary Licence Test – parent supervision alone isn’t usually enough. However, to further ensure their safety on the roads, you need a patient, knowledgeable instructor who will guide your child through the ins and outs of driving. Doing so will enculture them with safe driving habits, making them less likely to take dangerous risks on the road.

Henceforth, Eastern Suburbs Driving School’s mission is to create drivers who will not only pass their P plate test, but also make safe, rational decisions on the road to protect themselves and those around them.

A Good Drive School – A Good Driver

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You can tell a good drive school by its instructors. A reputation for excellent driving education rests squarely on the shoulders of the teachers themselves. To ensure that the next generation of drivers are considerate on the road and capable of safe decision-making, it’s vital to supply Learners with effective, clear driving instruction whilst remaining patient and alert to any possible problems along the way.

A good drive school selects only the best instructors in their field, with a significant wealth of experience. They must be skillful educators and know the rules of the road inside-out.It’s their overriding goal to ensure that their students receive the best possible chance of passing their drive test and becoming a safe, skilled driver.

There are a few crucial skills to look for when selecting a top-notch instructor. Patience is an essential virtue. Many young drivers make mistakes when they start out, and it’s important to build their confidence despite this. Driving instructors need to foster a good relationship with their students during their driving lessons to make sure that the learning experience is ingrained.

To obtain their probationary licence, or ‘P-plates’, a learner must be able to assure their assessor that they know how to make appropriate decisions on the road and that they abide by traffic laws. A driving school such as ESDS will cover all the bases for the learner driver, giving them the skills they need to pass their P-plate drive test.

A reputable drive school is based on a solid foundation of professional instructors. Book with us, and you can’t go wrong!

More For Parents Of Young Drivers

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It’s essential for young learner drivers to get independent driving experience outside of their driving lessons. Indeed, most of their 120 hours will be made up of this experience, and the way that you drive with you child will hence affect them most. Our driving coaches impart valuable techniques, but unfortunately a lesson doesn’t go for 120 hours! There are a few things you can do while driving with your child that will help them maintain and practice the techniques developed during their lessons.

First and foremost, brush up on the road rules. Though most of us have been driving for many years, we’re often sketchy when it comes to the actual rules of the road. This fact shows up in our driving, and carries over to our children whose ignorance can have dangerous consequences. We recommend that you read ‘The Road To Solo Driving Handbook’ on the VicRoads website. Thus, if your child has any questions for you as a supervising driver, you can inform them correctly.

Another idea is to communicate with your child’s driving instructor. Our driving instructors are very friendly and personable, and are more than happy to answer any queries you may have about the progress of your child’s driving. They can also help you find deficiencies in your own driving style, and recommend ways of dealing with these so that you child doesn’t pick them up.

Parents play a role in their child’s driving just as important as that of their driving instructor. By assuming the duties of a supervising driver, you cease to become simply a passenger and become highly involved in you child’s driving. It’s important that you know the rules and be wary of passing on poor driving habits. Do this, and what your child learns in his or her lesson will stick and be well worth the investment. Call us today to find out more.

Interesting Facts — Did you Know?

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The ADTA attended the Australian College of Road Safety Conference in Melbourne in September and obtained some interesting information.

For instance……

  • Australia is now outside the top ten OECD countries for road fatalities. The safest countries are Sweden, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom.
  • By 2020 road deaths will be the third most common cause of death
  • 10% of drivers are involved in 50% of crashes
  • Fatigue contributes to 20% of crashes
  • 90% of crashes are due to the behaviour / performance of the driver as opposed to driving conditions, vehicle malfunction or road structures.
  • A teenage driver travelling with a teenage passenger is 50% more likely to be involved in a crash.
  • Ten years ago there was only 5 one star ANCAP rated cars available. Now three quarters of new cars have 4 or 5 stars.
  • A 2 star car has double the accident / injury risk of a 5 star car.
  • Probationary drivers would be 80% safer if they drove 5 star cars, which would equate to 15% less road fatalities.
  • Wire rope barriers and bitumen on the side of roads with ripple strips lead to a 60%-90% decrease in serious injuries and fatalities.
  • Sweden has a default speed limit of 70kmph, compared with ours which is 100kmph
  • {Information provided by Australian Driver Trainers Association {Vic} Inc.