This publication covers driving and road rules related issues in a general way. It is intended for general information purposes only and should not be regarded as professional legal advice. Learn2Drive Driving School recommends that professional legal advice be obtained before taking any action on the basis of the general information presented in this publication.
The main objective of any driving school is to get the learner ‘P Plate ready’, and that means having all the skills to demonstrate driving competence to the examiner, as well meeting the criteria to legally take the driving test.
Professional driving instructors in Queensland must hold government accreditation. Make sure you ask about it before booking any lessons.
Ask the driving school plenty of questions about the ‘total’ costs for your lessons. Some driving schools charge booking or pickup/drop off fees in addition to the base lesson cost. So, they may advertise a low ‘lesson fee’ but then add the additional costs when booking. Learn2Drive don’t charge booking or pickup fees. The advertised lesson fee is all you pay.
Ask the driving school about lesson packages to save some money. Learn 2 Drive offers discounts on (3 x 1 hour) and (5 x 1 hour) packages with no booking fee. Check out packages HERE.
Make sure the driving school can accommodate any special or unique needs you may have before booking your lessons as well as any associated costs. (e.g. disabilities, time/day restrictions etc)
Don’t forget to take advantage of the Australian Government ‘Keys 2 Drive’ program where learners receive a free lesson. (Eligibility criteria applies.) Learn 2 Drive Driving School is authorised to offer this program. Check out information on the program HERE.
In our December 2017 blog we covered what’s involved in the practical driving test. Tracey recommends reviewing that blog. Click HERE.
You need to take your identification and a range of other documents on the test day. It’s important to know that if you don’t bring all your documents you won’t be allowed to undertake the test. These documents are outlined on the Qld Transport website. Click HERE.
The driving examiner will give you instructions before the test so it’s important to listen carefully and ask questions if you don’t understand anything. After the test has started the examiner can’t answer any questions that may influence your driving performance.
One last thing, turn off your mobile phone before the test begins!
It’s a long process from the time of getting a Learners Licence until the test day. Keeping these few tips in mind will help deliver positive outcomes.