20 Ways to Help You Calm your Nerves Before a Driving Test

Written by Omid Karimi

Taking a driving test can be nerve-wracking. For a lot of people, it's a stressful time thinking that they're not prepared to take the test. And learning only from a relative rather than a qualified driving instructor can be a reason. This adds to more anxiety and nervousness.

So are the students who have been through a driving school relaxed on the test day? Not really! Everyone gets nervous when it comes to any kind of tests. I've never heard from any of my students that they are chilled on the test day!


Read More Comments

Greenslopes Driving Test Route (Driving Test Tips)

Written by Omid Karimi

Greenslopes Driving Test Route

This is a footage of a real driving test at Greenslopes driving test centre (Greenslopes CSC) with narration from a professional driving instructor. This is not the only driving test route in Greenslopes. This footage gives you an idea of how a driving test at Greenslopes driving test centre is.

The video is packed with tips for driving test at Greenslopes driving test centre.


Read More Comments

Ultimate Guide For Passing Test At Greenslopes First Time

Written by Omid Karimi

This is an ultimate guide (2021) 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 at? 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.      


Read More Comments

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. 


Read More Comments

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 count from 1 to 3 (1...2...3...) after coming to a FULL stop at any stop sign. That way they don't make the mistake of ROLLING at the stop sign. 

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, 


Read More Comments

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


Read More Comments

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


Read More Comments

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,


Read More Comments

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

 

For any questions regarding driving in Australia either contact us or feel free to join our private Facebook group, where you are surrounded by a supportive community of learners and graduates from all over Australia to help you with your driving journey.


Read More Comments

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!


Read More Comments
Back to Top