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Wynnum Test Area Scripted Drive - This link will take you to a Google Maps depiction and street directory description of a Scripted Drive that approximates the kind of route that a Driving Examiner MIGHT take in the Wynnum-Manly area. The MS Word script for use by supervising drivers is available here. The document is stored…

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Horses, and Water - My day has ended with two failed tests, primarily because both candidates – that’s what the Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads calls you – were not ready for their test. Neither one consulted me as to their readiness, and it became blatantly obvious in the hour before each…

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Just What Is A “Built-Up Area”? - I get asked this question constantly. Here is the legal definition from the legislation: built-up area in relation to a length of road, means an area in which either of the following is present for a distance of at least 500 metres or, if the length of road is shorter than 500…

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THE DIP SWITCH Can You Show Me How… - Something that has come to my attention of late is the use by Driving Examiners of what amounts to ‘slang’ language in the pre-drive check

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A Sombre Reminder - I came across this article today, which is entirely relevant to the art of driving, in particular, learning to drive and being instructed professionally. A boy, 3, understood to be playing with his twin brother at units at Thorneside, has died after being accidentally struck by a reversing vehicle. The…

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Why You Should NEVER Trust Another Driver - Here is a short 5 minute video showing exactly why, as a defensive driver, you simply cannot trust any other driver on the road. Watch them all like a hawk, in front, alongside and behind you if you want to stay out of trouble.    

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Your Learner Driver’s Licence - Whether you happen to be aged 16 or 76, your driver’s licence is an important – some might say vital – piece of regulatory status/commodity in the modern world. When you are learning to drive – as opposed to simply moving a motor vehicle around on the road – under…

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Are Race Drivers “Good Drivers”? - Because motorsport is one of my passions, albeit as a viewer, not a participant, I follow several of the Supercar drivers on social media. One of those I follow is Russell Ingall, on Instagram. I saw this yesterday. A short video of Russell acting as a supervising driver for his…

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KEYS2DRIVE - Just a word or two about Keys2Drive. 

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