Driving Tips

Driving Tips

National Driving Academy blog covers items related to safe driving relevant to learner drivers and their families.

The music you listen to impacts your driving safety

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Road worriers - older drivers now more at risk than young drivers

Caitlin Kerr - Saturday, January 05, 2013

An article which appeared in The Daily Telegraph on 3/1/2012 reported that there has been a significant drop in teen driver fatality and a rise in older driver fatalities. The article referenced recently released statistics from the Federal Government. Read More…

Would You Want To Use Your NFC-Enabled Phone As Car Keys?

Caitlin Kerr - Sunday, December 30, 2012
Would You Want To Use Your NFC-Enabled Phone As Car Keys?
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The relevance of Post-licence driver training

Caitlin Kerr - Saturday, November 10, 2012
Much research over the years has shown that risky driving in young, inexperienced drivers significantly increases their chances of having a crash. And so it becomes relevant to ask -what can be done to reduce risk taking and also improve the opportunity for driving experience?  Read More…

Apps for the learner driver smartphone

Caitlin Kerr - Saturday, October 06, 2012

here are some worthwhile apps available for learner drivers. Highlighted below is a selection of apps that we liked. Most of the apps are free to download and use. Read More…

Quick Tips on Eco Safe Driving

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, October 01, 2012

5 tips for Eco Safe Driving in Canberra. Getting some basics right will save fuel costs and actually improve your time on the road.  Read More…

Typefaces Key to Reducing Driver Distraction

Caitlin Kerr - Friday, September 28, 2012
There is no doubt that we'll featured infotainment systems in your car have the potential to distract you. The interesting point about this MIT study is the significant improvement to glance time needed by choosing a suitable font style. Read More…

Encouraging ‘green teens’ with our electric hybrid technology

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Gillard Government carbon tax has increased awareness of the environmental issues facing the nation and the global community. Regardless of your individual views on a carbon tax, the fact remains that we need to do what we can to be more environmentally friendly. Read More…

What does every parent of a learner driver have in common with President Obama?

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, September 20, 2012

SOURCE: Getty Images
President Barack Obama and daughter Malia.
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How parents drive today can affect the driving habits of our future generations

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, September 20, 2012
A friend of mine was recently driving around the suburbs of Canberra with her two year old when he exclaimed rather loudly to her “slow down Mummy, be careful!”. I guess it’s nice to see such a cautious toddler. But it got me thinking about how much children, and much later on teenagers, observe as passengers driving with their parents.

The truth of the matter is, children observe their parents’ driving behaviours and hence pick up any bad driving habits, from the first moment they get into a car with them.
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