Driving Test Guides
Not everyone develops driving skills at the same time and rate. Every person has there own personality and life experience each in their own way and this has a major impact on your learning abilities as a learner driver. Some young people can be ready earlier than others. As a general rule in Victoria, you need at least 120 hours of driving lessons (at the least 20 hours of that needs to be night driving) to build up your driving abilities, skills and experience so that you become a safe driver who can drive on your own.
120 hours of driving lessons will give you enough experience to build you up and turn you into a safe driver for life provided your instructors are very helpful. That is why you must find an experienced driving instructor or instructors who can increase and help your driving abilities and skills to become a safe driver.
We find that the first 60 hours of driving lessons is the most vital for learner drivers and you ought to be more attentive, participate and understand many of the risks involved during a drive. We believe safety should be top priority.
We don’t believe in rushing through traffic makes you get there that much quicker anyway. As a general rule of thumb during any driving make sure understand how long it would take one from A to B and allow extra time to avoid any rushing through traffic. This is how safety become a part of your driving habits. As a road user never rush on the roads of Melbourne. Melbourne has growing population with lots of road traffic.
Learn a lot about driving, parking your car, maneuvering your vehicle in traffic, changing lanes, braking and accelerating at the right time and so many other driving skills required to be a good and safe a driver.
Practice makes perfect. We understand that it can be very expensive for learner drivers to get professionally tutored lessons for all the 120 hours required lessons. However, we recommend that you get the first 10 – 20 hours from a professional driving instructor. The very first driving lessons are the most difficult one to overcome.
Northway learner driving vehicles come with dual pedal controls that allows driving instructors to take control of the braking should the need arise. This is highly necessary precautionary interference when taking driving lessons at the beginning of learning to drive a car. We can avoid most accidents this way. Our vehicles are easy to drive and help the learner driver to gain a faster driving skills and build experience.
As we mentioned we don’t expect you should take every driving lesson from with a professional driving instructor but every 5th lesson should be booked with a professional driving instructor.
When you are nearing completing your 120 hours you could book the last few with a driving school who may have a package deal that allows the driving instructor and the learner driver vehicle to accompany you during your driving test. These packages are designed to help you to get familiarised with the driving test routes. We’ve taken many passed students go through the driving test routes which will give you a head start in knowing the environment and the requirements prior to the driving test. This helps you to successfully pass your driving test.
Hazard Perception Test
The hazard perception test should be taken just prior to or near enough the driving test. You ought to have more than 100 hours of driving experience before sitting for the hazard perception test. By that time your road and driving skills, road knowledge and driving experience would be at a higher level to help you pass it with ease.
Hazard perception is such an important part of driving, it actually allows people to drive in safety as a priority, and secondly gives you a sense of accomplishment knowing that you avoided a potential accident. It just makes us feel good, we know that from experience. Being alert and attentive during any type of driving benefits you and everyone else in the scene. We know it’s a constant act of alertness but it is better to be safe then sorry.