The RTA driving test is aimed at examining the skills you use when driving. It tests your practical knowledge on the road rules, on decision making and your ability to share the road with other drivers.
To be eligible to take the RTA driving test you must be at lease 17 years old and for those under the age of 25 years you must have held a learners licence for more than 12 months.
A driver must also have completed at least 120 hours of log book driving (including 25 hours of night driving) to be able to take the RTA driving test.
Our instructors at Drive Safe NSW with provide you will the skills required to safely pass the RTA driving Test.
It is often hard to know the safe distance to drive between your car and the car in front of you.
To allow a safe and legal distance you must adjust your speed to avoid a collision with the vehicle ahead.
A three second distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front is the minimum safety requirement. However in difficult driving conditions such as bad weather this distance needs to be increased.
To know how far away the car in front is from your vehicle, you observe the road and when the rear of the vehicle in front passes a stationary object such as a power line or sign, start counting “one thousand and one, one thousand and two….”until your car passes that same object. If your car passes before you count to three than you are driving to close to the vehicle in front and need to slow down. once you have slowed down you can start counting again.
Remember to always drive safely and maintain a safe distance from the vehicles in front, adjust your speed to allow for safety
in all driving conditions.
The blind spots are the areas that a driver does not have visibility whilst driving.
Its the spots that are missed by the rear view mirrors or side mirrors.
One of the most common errors drivers make is not checking their blind spots.
A driver should ensure that they check their blind spots and mirrors every time they
want to merge left or right. The most common blind spots are those areas that are
towards the rear of the vehicle. The cars driving in the adjacent lanes in the rear quarter
of the vehicle cannot be picked up by the drivers rear and side view mirrors, therefore it is
necessary for the driver to check their blind spot by turning their head briefly towards the side
that they want to merge to when the driver wants to change lanes, turn left or right, passing
through or before opening the door when parked next to traffic.
Always maintaining visibility of all areas when driving will ensure the drivers safety. That
includes scanning forward, checking rear and side mirrors and always checking their blind spots for
Drive Safe NSW will incorporate in their lesson structure ways for you to be able to recognise blind spots
and administer them in your everyday driving.
The blue car’s driver sees the green car through his mirrors but cannot see the red car
without turning to check his blind spot. *Image and quote from Wikipedia
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