Ultimate Guide For Passing Test At Greenslopes First Time

Written by Omid Karimi

This is an ultimate guide (2020) to passing your driving test at Greenslopes driving test centre. Learn how to pass your driving test at Greenslopes first try.    

 If you are thinking about doing your practical driving test in Greenslopes or if you have already booked your driving test in Greenslopes driving test centre, you find this information immensely helpful.     

 Disclaimer: This information is not to replace your driving lessons but a guide that can complement your driving lessons.    "Is Greenslopes test centre hard to pass your driving test? What is Greenslopes test centre pass rate? My friends say if you can pass your driving test at Greenslopes, you can drive anywhere in Australia."  WOAH . That's a bald statement.      

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13 driving test tips everybody ought to know about Greenslopes test centre (Carpark)

Written by Omid Karimi

Greenslopes Driver Test Centre is located at '700 Logan Road Greenslopes' at 'Greenslopes Mall'.  For directions to the centre, click 
on the location of Greenslopes driver test centre on Google maps. 

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4 Reasons why people fail their driving test in Australia

Written by Omid Karimi

There are 4 main reasons why people fail their driving test in Australia:

1. Failing to stop at a stop sign: Many students fail their driving tests, because they don't come to a FULL stop at the stop sign. A lot of people just SLOW                DOWN. Remember slowing down and coming to a full stop are two different things. In order for students to make sure that  they      really stop at the stop sign, it's advisable (but not the law) to come to a full stop at any stop signs and count 1...2...3... to make sure that they really have stopped. 

2. Failing to give way at a give way sign: 
Many students fail their driving tests just because of not slowing down and not properly checking the road where there is a 'Give Way' sign. Remember when you face a 'Give Way' sign, you need to slow down, check the road and if it's clear get to the road and if it's not clear, you need to STOP and give way to the other cars and then get to the road.

3. Speeding:
    According to the new law, there is zero tolerance for speeding in Queensland. Speeding usually happens in:
    a) School Zones,
         where the speed limit is 40 km/h. Remember school zone is a ZONE and sometimes it might go for a kilometer. School zone is finished when you see a different speed limit sign. You need to look for the sign to identify the start and finish of school zones and drop your speed to no more than 40 km/h all the way through the school zones. School zones also have timing. In QLD, school times are Monday to Friday, usually from 7am- 9am in the morning and 2pm- 4pm in the afternoon. In some areas it is all the way through the day from 7am- 4pm. 
    b) 50 km/h Zones,
        There are many 50 speed zones around. In residential areas where there is no speed limit sign, the speed limit is 50. In                   residential areas you don't have to necessarily drive 50. Your speed depends on the road conditions.
         There are a few factors that affect our speed in residential areas, some of which are:
             A) Narrow Roads
             B) Sharp Bends              C) Many Pedestrians are around              D) Hilly Roads              E) Many Cars Parked         In residential areas when you drive downhill, you need to watch your speed too. Failing in a 50 zone downhill is one very                common reason many people fail their driving tests. You need to keep monitoring your speed and avoid pushing accelerator too much; sometimes you even need to push the brake to be able to control your speed.           4. Driving in the wrong direction:     The international migrants who drive on the right side of the road in their own countries, usually make this mistake when they          move to Australia. This can be a VERY CRITICAL and life threatening mistake. This issue can be overcome by time. The more you observe other drivers, the structure of the roads and signs here in Australia, the sooner you get used to the different driving style here. During our driving lessons, we talk about some strategies and tips you can use to help you stay on the correct side of the road ALL THE TIME.

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9 Car controls you MUST know for your driving test in Australia

Written by Omid Karimi


There are 9 car controls that you need to know about when you go for your practical driving test in Australia.

The driving examiners will ask you about two of them randomly:

1. Headlights & Indicators
2. Windscreen Wipers
3. Windscreen Washers
4. Hazard Lights
5. Air conditioner
6. Demister
7. Mirror Adjustment
8. Seat Adjustment
9. Rare-view Mirror Anti-glare

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What you need to know about red painted areas on some Australian roads?

Written by Omid Karimi


The red painted areas across some roads in Australia are a type of pavement marking. They are used to:

1) Guide traffic
2) Give advance warning
3) Apply a road rule

There areas are not to be confused with pedestrian crossings.

The reasons they are painted red are because red is the colour that:

1) triggers alertness
2) captures attention
3) is the most visible colour after yellow

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Brisbane's 20 steepest streets

Written by Omid Karimi

20. Quarry Street, Hamilton: 10.5 degree angle; 19 per cent slope,

19. Norwood Tce, Paddington: 10.5 degree angle; 19 per cent slope,

18. Chaprowe Road, The Gap: 10.9 degree angle; 19 per cent slope,

17. Ellis Street, Kangaroo Point: 11.5 degree angle; 20 per cent slope,

16. Surrey Street, Red Hill: 11.5 degree angle; 20 per cent slope,

15. Hampson Street, Kelvin Grove: 11.5 degree angle; 20 per cent slope,

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How NOT to change lanes!

Written by Omid Karimi


Some traffic rules in regards to road markings and lines (which are disobeyed in the video above):

  • You must not drive on a painted traffic island if the island:

    a) Is surrounded by double continuous lines,

    b) Separates traffic flowing in the same direction.

  • You must not cross continuous lane lines to change lanes

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Four stages of learning driving

Written by Omid Karimi

According to the great American psychologist, Abraham Maslow, there are four stages of learning a new skill. Each stage involves some emotions, and understanding the stages and emotions attached to them means we avoid getting frustrated in the learning process. We also understand others who are in the early stages of the process. Like any other skills, there are four stages of learning driving that everyone needs to go through. Remember that no one was born a driver!

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Overseas Licence Conversion

Written by Omid Karimi

So you already have a driving licence from overseas and you want to get your Australian driver licence, but not quite sure how to go about it?

Here it is the step by step process on how to get Australian driver licence!


What to read?

  • You can prepare for the test by reading the ‘Your keys to driving in Queensland’ book
  • You can buy the hard copy of this book from any QLD transport office or some news agencies or simply download the PDF versions of the book ‘Your keys to driving in Queensland
  • The actual paper book costs $15.25
  • You can practice the ‘Written Road Rules Test’ on QLD Driving Test website

    Note: QLD Driving Test is a very comprehensive online resource to help you prepare for the QLD licencing test. Check it out for practicing the written test & tips for preparation for the practical test

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Getting your P's

Written by Omid Karimi

So you already have your Learners licence and now you want to proceed to getting your P’s, but not quite sure how to go about it?

Here it is the step by step process on how to do that:

Step 1

Meet the requirements

1) If you are under 25 years of age, you must:

b) Be 17 or older

c) Have passed the written road rules test

d) Have had your learners logbook approved with 100 hours of supervised driving (including 10 hours of night driving between sunset and sunrise)

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