ACT Hazard Perception Test

Written by Ben Ward

Getting your provisional licence in the ACT? You may be required to pass an online Hazard Perception test. Here is an example of a video used in the simulation.


What is the Hazard Perception Test?

Access Canberra says that the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) is an online computerised test that measures a person's ability to detect and respond to potentially dangerous situations on the road. Research shows the value of HPT in predicting subsequent crash risk, including some evidence that found those drivers who failed HPT at least twice were more likely to be involved in a crash compared to those who passed on their first attempt.

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Book your driving lessons on line today!

Written by Ben Ward

Looking for a simple to use, online booking system?

At National Driving Academy we can support your driver training with a streamlined online booking process. Check out the simple to use process  to get started. Book a driving lesson online 24hrs per day, 7 days per week. If you prefer the personal approach, our dedicated customer service team is always there to support you through the process.


Get started today!


Put yourself in the driver seat today !   

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Stopping distance

Written by Ben Ward

What factors impact your stopping distance?

(A)  Your driving behaviour - Attention, Fatigue, Impairment (alcohol or drugs), Driver age and experience, Hazard perception ability

(B)  Your vehicle - Vehicle age, type and condition of brakes, tyres, tyre pressure, safety features (ABS,ESC, etc), vehicle weight, towing

(C) The environment - Road surface, road gradient, road alignment, weather conditions


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Book a driving lesson online

Written by Ben Ward

Booking a lesson has become a whole lot easier with National Driving Academy.

Our new vouchers can be used for any instructor and either Auto or Manual transmissions.

You can book a driving lesson online, anytime. If you have vouchers purchased before our recent break, they will show in your account with the word Auto or Manual in the description.

Vouchers purchased recently will have Driving Lesson in the description.

Here is a quick demonstration on how to use your vouchers. Once you go through, enter your area, select a driving instructor and then pick a time for your lesson you will be presented with a payment screen.

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Driving Lesson Online Bookings

Written by Ben Ward

We are happy to be back online from 21st April.

As you are aware, at the end of March we took a safety first approach to the Covid-19 situation and suspended operations in all of our driving schools, including National Driving Academy in the ACT.

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Our COVID 19 Update

Written by Ben Ward

UPDATED 21st April 2020

 We are Online from today! 

To all of our customers we thank you for your patience and support while we worked through the current health concerns.

We are now confident that it is safe to follow government guidelines for the ACT and continue offering our services.

We have also taken the opportunity to streamline our online system. From today any NEW packages or NEW Bookings can be used for both MANUAL or AUTO lessons. Existing vouchers will need to be booked using the OLD DRIVING LESSONS menu as per the screenshot below. These will remain specific to Auto or Manual as purchased. We will be progressively changing the old vouchers over to new ones.

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Covid19 and your driving lessons

Written by Ben Ward

Updated 21st  March 2020 & Subject to change

Here is April from our Sunshine Coast team demonstrating the new improved hygiene processes.



As you are aware Australia is currently working through a global pandemic due to the spread of Covid19. This can be a stressful time for everyone and we fully appreciate that. 

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ACT New Provisional Licence System

Written by Ben Ward

As you may be aware the ACT Licence System is changing on Jan 1, 2020.

We have taken this information from the Justice department web page to help with those frequently asked questions.


If you have a Learner Permit issued before Jan 1, 2020 there are no changes.

For new Learner Permit holders you will need to complete the required logbook hours.

10 hours with our accredited trainers will count for up to 30 hours of your logbook.


These packages can give you up to 30 hours of logbook credit

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ACT - Changes to getting your licence - 2020

Written by Ben Ward

After a significant review process we understand that ACT Licencing rules will be changing on January 1st, 2020.

We think this is a great opportunity for existing customers to focus on their competencies and get your licence before the end of the year. The new rules will apply for new learners permits issued or renewed after Jan 1 2020.


All of the details are not fully released yet, however the link below will take you to the Justice and Community Safety Directorate release on the changes. Check out the details here:

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Road trip? Keep safe with these tips from industry professionals

Written by Ben Ward

Driving licence?        

First car?                   

Ready for your first solo road trip?

There is a lot to consider and remember when you set out on road trip. Broadly speaking any successful drive requires adequate preparation and a clear focus on the task at hand. Have you thought about the condition of your vehicle? How long the journey will take? Rest stops? Have you had adequate sleep?

This article from Budget Direct has some great insights from industry professionals in the driver training and health science sector. Make every drive, long or short, a safe drive.

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