Guide to practical driving test

Written by Ross McLeod

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After the practical driving test

Your driving examiner will discuss the results of your test at the testing centre at the end of your test.

If you have passed the test

If you hold a learner licence, interstate licence or foreign licence, you must pay the licence fee before your new licence can be issued.
If you already hold a current Queensland provisional P1, P2 or open licence, you will be issued a new licence showing the upgraded licence class at no cost.
You must remove your L-plates before you leave the centre.
If you are issued with a P1 or P2 licence, you must display the relevant P-plates. Not displaying a P-plate also carries a fine and 2 demerit points.
Becoming a P-plater means you can’t drive a high-powered (performance) vehicle. This means, if you passed your driving test in a high-powered vehicle, you will not be able to drive it away from the testing centre.
If you haven’t passed the test

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Blind spots

Written by Ross McLeod

A blind spot in a vehicle is an area around the vehicle that cannot be directly observed by the driver while at the controls, under existing circumstances. Blind spots exist in a wide range of vehicles: aircraft, cars, motorboats, sailboats, and trucks. Other types of transport have no blind spots at all, such as bicycles, horses, and motorcycles. Proper adjustment of mirrors and use of other technical solutions can eliminate or alleviate vehicle blind spots.

In transport, driver visibility is the maximum distance at which the driver of a vehicle can see and identify prominent objects around the vehicle.Visibility is primarily determined by weather conditions (see visibility) and by a vehicle's design.The parts of a vehicle that influence visibility include the windshield, the dashboard and the pillars. Good driver visibility is essential to safe road traffic.

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How to Get your Learner Licence in Queensland

Written by Ross McLeod

Here in Queensland, you can learn to drive once you’ve turned 16. Happy Birthday, and let’s get started!

What is the Learner Licence?

If you’re 16 or older, you can apply for a Learner Licence to drive a car. Once you have it, you can learn to drive a car only under supervision. Your supervisor must have a current, valid open licence which they’ve held for at least one year. A supervisor can be a parent, a friend of the family, or even a driving school, like Cairns Car School. You must acquire 100 hours of driving within 12 months. These hours must be recorded in your Learner Logbook, and must include 10 hours of night driving in order to progress to your Provisional 1 licence. If you choose to learn from a Queensland-accredited driving school, 10 hours will equal 30 hours on your logbook. Cairns Car School also offers night lessons, so you can easily acquire those night driving hours!

Many learners, and their parents, prefer to use a driving school for their solid coverage of the foundation habits for driving. Here at Cairns Car School, we focus on providing great foundational training in a light, fun environment. We want you to be as comfortable as possible so all that great knowledge will sink in and stay with you for life!

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