School Holiday Lessons!

Written by Neil Bedford

Good afternoon one and all! Book now to get your UTTER Training driving lessons during these school holidays! The latest news from QLD Health this morning was good news, and a relief, especially with the latest cases so close to home! So with many of you taking a brief time out from study you may want to get your head out of the books and go for a drive? Let's get some more hours done and log them in over this school holiday period! Slots are available during the day from Monday 20th September through to Saturday 2nd October. So don't delay get your lessons booked now. Call or text your instructor to book your next slot(s) and build on your driving skills and see your confidence grow! Can we also remind you to keep yourself informed of QLD Health's updates and alerts too! We also ask that if you have any form of feeling unwell-
  • sore throat
  • coughing
  • runny nose
  • headache
  • temperature
  • body aches or pains...and please REMEMBER YOUR MASK!
PLEASE, stay home and cancel your lesson as soon as possible.
If you have any issues or questions in regards to anything, please phone or leave a message for Phil 0478 163 379 Barbara 0435 531 882 or Neil on 0401 440 471 as soon as possible to book in your slot. Let's keep helping each other to remain safe and well in these testing times. See you out there! Barbara, Neil and Phil

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Return to work Monday 9th August 2021

Written by Neil Bedford

Good afternoon one and all!

We are back on the road!

With last week's lessons cancelled due to COVID Lockdown, we have rescheduled your missed lessons for this week 09/08/21 to the same time where there is a lesson available. We may have tests booked to contend with too!!

Could you please check the rescheduled time for after tonight, Sunday 8 August, and let us know that you can confirm online that you are available otherwise we will attempt to work something out that may suit you if possible.

I also ask that if you have any form of feeling unwell-

  • sore throat
  • coughing
  • runny nose
  • headache
  • temperature
  • body aches or pains...and please REMEMBER YOUR MASK!

PLEASE, stay home and cancel your lesson as soon as possible. There will be no exceptions. We will be asking questions regarding your health prior to entering the vehicle and we are still required to wear masks during all lessons and to use hand sanitiser before entering the vehicle.
We will have a digital thermometer to use if you do look or feel unwell. We have to think about the health and safety of ourselves and have a duty of care to you, your families and ours, as we may all have elderly or frail family members!
If you have any issues or questions in regards to anything mentioned above, please phone or leave a message for Phil  Barbara or myself on 0401 440 471 as soon as possible to discuss the matter.


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* COVID update and Driving Tests 2nd August 2021 *

Written by Neil Bedford

Further to our last COVID update we are now seeing this lockdown extended to next Sunday night 8th August at 4pm. New cases are being diagnosed in our local areas! Please follow all instructions for yours and our safety. Mask up, get tested and use the opportunity to get the countries vaccinations rates up! For the unfortunate few hoping to get your tests but have now had them cancelled please be patient! As you can see on our Facebook page, it does say they will be in touch with you! We will will also work with you when TMR reopen for tests. Please keep checking on our Facebook page for more information when you can. As and when we get news we will, of course, update you all! Stay safe and help each other through these very trying times!

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Restrictions that apply while on your P's

Written by Neil Bedford

Provisional licence restrictions ??

Certain restrictions apply when you drive using a P1 or P2 licence. These restrictions also apply if you are driving on a probationary P1 or P2 licence after serving a suspension.

Peer passenger restriction

If you hold a P1 licence, are under 25, and you are driving between 11pm and 5am you can only carry 1 passenger under the age of 21 who is not an immediate family member.


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Rules for learner driving

Written by Neil Bedford

Rules for learner driving

Once you have successfully obtained your learner licence you can start driving—with a supervisor. Make sure you:

  • Only drive with a supervisor who holds a valid open licence for the class of vehicle you are driving and has held the licence for at least 1 year
  • Always display your L plates
  • Carry your learner licence with you
  • Record 100 hours of supervised driving in your learner logbook, including 10 hours of night driving
  • Know the rules for driving.

L plates

L-plate

 


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Mobile Phones

Written by Neil Bedford

Leave your phone alone!

Leave your mobile alone!

If you use your phone illegally while driving, you’re just as dangerous as a drink driver!


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Lesson Requirements

Written by Neil Bedford

You have found your local, professional, and friendly driver training team! We train drivers of all ability levels for both "Manual" and "Automatic" transmission vehicles.

Your instructors are fully qualified and insured professionals who are able to assist you through every stage of your driving tuition from the complete novice through to your Red P's and beyond! 

All we ask of you is that you get in the car with a positive attitude and a big smile, and to follow these few simple rules!


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Safe following distances!

Written by Neil Bedford

You must drive a safe distance behind a vehicle travelling in front of you. Following another vehicle too closely is known as tailgating. If you tailgate you may not be able to safely stop in time to avoid a collision.

Safe following distances vary depending on:

What is a safe following distance?

In most cases, a safe following distance is much longer than a car length.


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The Hazard Perception Test

Written by Neil Bedford

Hazard perception is an important skill and takes time and experience to develop. Demonstrating you have the ability to identify and safely respond to hazards represents an important step in your journey to becoming a safer driver.

Understanding how to scan the road ahead, recognise a potential hazard and respond safely is a skill that will protect you and others on the road. Having time to make decisions when driving can be the difference between responding safely and having a crash.

Remember the 3-step approach:

    1. Scan: Continue to scan the road environment and identify risks when driving at all times.
    2. Recognise: Recognise the difference between potential hazards and hazards that require you to respond. A hazard can be any potential source of danger on or near the road that could lead to a crash. A hazard can come from any direction.
    3. Respond: Learning to recognise a hazard early allows you to make a well-informed decision on the safest way to respond.

 


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Welcome Back To Work 2021

Written by Phil Utteridge

Hi Everyone.....

 

Neil and I trust you have all had a wonderful family Christmas. We look forward to working with all our current and new clients in 2021. We look forward to returning to lessons on Tuesday 5th January 2021. 

We hope everyone has been driving lots and remembering what we all have been learning.....Being safe, patient, courteous and observant drivers.

Neil and I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.....and to remember to plan for New Years Eve if you are planning on having a few drinks. As learners your blood alcohol is 0.00.

See you in 2021..stay safe.

 

Regards


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