Next school holiday is coming, book your P test now

School holidays are known to be driving test friendly, due to no school zones and less traffic. The next school holiday is 26 Sep 2020-10 Oct 2020. If you want to do your P test in such a nice time, book your test(and lessons) now…

Another 98% pass, congrats to Emma,we just can’t stop it!

Happy day! Two clients BOTH 98% pass on first attempt of driving tests!

Congrats to Johanna and Ashok for passing one go with 98%!

Another one go P test pass –95%!

Our 1st go pass, only 9 days after re-opening of P test!


Driving Tests (P tests) can be booked again from 1 July 2020

Driver testing across NSW was postponed at the end of March 2020, but will reopen across the state from 1 July 2020. Bookings can be made online, via phone or in person from this date.

 

Please act early and make your driving dream come true in the historic 2020.

 

More info: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/book-driver-or-rider-licence-test

We are moving forward in the Pandemic

We have been open during the pandemic and we are doing well.

Pre-cautions must be excercised though, here are what we do:

1) We ask those who just come back from overseas within 14 days, or who are feeling unwell, NOT to come to the in car lessons;

2) We ask thosed who have the symptoms of cough, fever, runny nose, shortnessof breath or other symptoms of respiratory illness NOT to come to the in car lessons;

3) We ask those who may have been in contact with a confirmed or possible Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days NOT to come to the in car lessons;

4) The instructor will wear face masks during in car lessons, and we can provide one for our clients on request;

5) We provide hand sanitiser for free

6) We use sanitising wipes to clean the car between each lesson;

7) Our car’s windows will remain open during in car lessons.

 

I hope by working together we can move forward from the shadow of the Pandemic together.

Three Students passed P test this Week, right before the Corona Virus shutdown of P test

Congratulations to Rishi, Parita, and Lindy!!!


How to supervise new drivers?

The “supervising drivers” here may refer to parents, spouses, ex, uncles/aunts, neighbours, siblings and friends etc that are supervising new drivers.

I get asked this question quite a bit from loving parents so I think I’d better write them down to help future supervising drivers. And you are most welcome to contact us if you have something not sure in the process of bringing up a new driver.

First thing to supervise, is to learn.”Parents” usually get their license a quite a while ago, in average 20 years ago, the requirements are quite different now although the driving basics are the same. There are a couple of way to learn: 1) RTA used to host a free seminars for parents so if its still on book your seat; 2) read this little booklet : Guide to driving test  3) talk to a qualified instructor.

Second thing is to choose the location carefully. To supervise new drivers can be challenging, and sometimes even dangerous. So please try to plan the driving ahead, think about if the new driver can really handle the situation you throw on them. If you never teach them how to handle roundabout, and the instructor did not teach roundabout yet, please try not to assume the new driver can handle it.

The third thing is, do NOT compare a new driver with you — a driver with 20+ years experience. Many of us tend to forget how slow we were when learning. Please accept that the new drivers can make mistakes (we still make some anyway), and if it happens, stay calm,  try not to shout, unless its really dangerous. If you plan your “lesson” before hand, the highly dangerous situation should be eliminated. What you focus on is to avoid big mistakes, and don’t worry about they push a bit too deep, brake a bit too hard, steer a bit too much etc as long as you are safe, coz the driving will become smoother with more hours down the track.

The fourth thing is, after the initial stage of learning and the ‘new’ driver can drive quite comfortably, step back a bit so they can grow, eventually they are going to drive alone, they need to get used to it early. Try to create a more real environment for future under  your supervision, e.g. driving in music, let them plan the route etc.

The last but not least, do not over turn what the instructor has taught (what you have paid for). For example we teach not to speed but a couple of parents think not to worry, then the worry might come when attempting test, and after passing the test.

Happy supervising!

Another pass at Silverwater this week