The following is a sample of what you will get when you purchase my "Little Book of Driving Tips;
”Failing The TEST”
The following is the main criteria for failing the NSW driving test. It will be similar to most states of Australia except for the Blindspot checks prior to turning left and right. For more detailed information PLEASE check your home state requirements.
The text has been taken directly from the RTA NSW “Guide to the Driving Test Booklet” The areas in Italic are my hints and tips that are in addition to the official version; remember they are only tips and hints, not a guarantee of a pass.
Disobeying traffic signs, signals or road markings
Be sure you have a thorough understanding of the meaning of regulatory signs, traffic signals and road markings. They tell you what road rules apply in any specific situation. Examples of this fail item included
Not stopping at a red traffic light.
This means that all of your vehicle must be behind the stop line.
The nose of your vehicle must be within a metre of but not over the first (thickest) line.
Not stopping at a yellow traffic light when it is safe to do so. You must stop at a yellow light unless sudden braking might cause a crash.
If you’re within approximately 10 metres of the traffic lights and dependant upon the speed your travelling, it isn’t advisable to try to stop as you won’t have ample time to recheck your rear mirror for vehicles travelling too close behind you.
*HINT* always cover your brakes when approaching any intersection. This cuts down on reaction time and has you prepared to stop if necessary.
Also keep your eyes on the traffic lights when approaching; you can still see the vehicles in front with your peripheral vision. This simple method will give you an early warning to the lights changing
Not stopping correctly at a stop line.
Your final stopped position must be within one metre of the stop line and with no part of your car over the line.
Same as the traffic lights, the nose of your vehicle must be within a metre of but not over the line
You obviously need to learn driving in order to carry out driving.
However, you must gain the knowledge regarding its rules and regulations
before starting learning to drive. In addition, you must have to acquire
your own provisional driving license.
You should ensure that you’re being trained by a good qualified and
well-experienced coach. When it comes to driving, keep safe and follow
entire traffic rules and regulations. The instructor you’re going to be
trained with must have to acquire a full license as well as he must have
ability to handle you and your vehicle appropriately. It’s necessary for
you to be keen when it comes to selecting your vehicle on which you’ll
learn to drive.
It’s necessary for you to gain knowledge about entire basic things that
are concerned with your vehicle.
Your vehicle must have to be fulfilled with entire basic thing that are
necessary for driving. You must have to cross the eligible age for
driving according to traffic law of your state. You should affix L
symbol board in the front or rear of your vehicle if you’re a beginner
You should avoid your vehicle from taking it at crowded areas. It’s
recommended to be aware of your surrounding while being behind the wheel
as well as you must not panic if anything turns out wrong. You have to
acquire a permanent license after you’ve completed the training for
driving your vehicle and for that you’ll need to pass a driving test.
While taking this test, you have to exhibit your examiners that you’ve
gained ability to drive the vehicle correctly considering entire traffic
rules and regulations.
Before getting a permanent license, you’ll also have to pass a
theoretical examination. You’ll need to follow a bit different procedure
in order to drive heavy vehicles. It’s possible to apply online for your
driving license. Many people get afraid just by thinking of taking the
driving test in front of some authorized people.
You can notice a few symptoms such as sweating forehead and palm,
increased breath, feeling afraid and tired, etc. if you concentrate on
the people with driving test anxiety. You can follow certain tips in
order to overcome such anxieties. Firstly, take a little walk before the
test, control your breath while test, just keep smiling and try hard to
focus on the reason for what purpose you’re at that place.
Continue what you’re doing even though you made a bit mistake. Hypnosis
is another way for reducing your anxiety. Hypnosis is the process where
a person well-known as hypnotist guides you by providing instruction to
your brain to concentration what is going on.
Actually, it assists you by informing your subconscious brain to be
attentive during test, which will obviously overcome your anxiety. In
fact, subconscious mind is far more obedient to your instructions in
comparison to your conscious mind. A person in hypnosis gets more aware
of his surrounding with the assistance of his/her subconscious mind.
Thus he can overcome all his nerves with only few instructions to his