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, 


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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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