New Team Member

Written by Phil Utteridge

We would like to welcome Karen to the UTTER Training Team. We look forward to working with Karen and providing better Driver Training. Karen provides training in both auto and manual vehicles.

 

Welcome to the Team..


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Defensive Driver Training

Written by Phil Utteridge

We would like to welcome Tim from Co-Driver Australia who has joined as part the UTTER Training team. Tim and the UTTER Training Team, Karen, Barbara, Neil and Phil are looking forward in becoming part of a solution to help Learners and P Platers become safer, well informed and prepared drivers for the future by conducting Defensive Driver Training programs starting in 2022.

We look forward to working with Tim and his Co-Driver Australia Team. As part of the Team, we are all pro-active in changing the future of Driver education in the young Driver community for the future.  

Welcome to the Team.....lets all make a difference.


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Road safety during wet weather

Written by Neil Bedford

Being prepared for general wet weather

Driving in wet weather can be very dangerous. You should prepare and frequently maintain your vehicle to make sure you will always be as safe as possible when driving in wet conditions.

To get your vehicle ready for driving in wet weather make sure:

  • you have good tyre tread (at least 1.5mm deep across the whole tyre width)
  • all of your vehicle’s lights work well
  • your windscreen and lights are clean.

Learn more about maintaining your car.


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School Holiday Lessons!

Written by Neil Bedford

Season's greetings one and all! Book now to get your UTTER Training driving lessons during the last school holidays for 2021 and roll into top gear for 2022! 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 holiday period before returning to the classroom or moving on with the new career paths you have chosen!  Slots are available during the day after all schools finish by Friday 10th December. So don't delay get your lessons booked now. Take advantage of our Keys2Drive Special if you are eligible! It is now just $99...an ideal stocking filler! Call or text your instructor to book your next slot(s) and build on your driving skills and see your confidence grow! The latest news from QLD Health is still positive, but we must continually be aware of any changes to the current 'mask free 'status!  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, Neil 0401 440 471, Karen 0436 474 282 or 
Barbara 0435 531 882 as soon as possible to book in your slot. Let's keep helping each other to remain safe and well in these testing times. Stay vigilant during the festive season and most importantly stay safe! See you out there! Karen, 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 02/08/2021 *

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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