Booking your driving test in Queensland - Update #3

Written by Ben Ward

Booking your driving test - Queensland

Update #3 20th June 2020

 

Over the last week it has been great to see that driving tests are back in full swing. Our team has been busy doing as many test as we can to help clear those students who had cancelled tests. As QLD transport have changed access for us to book test we have implemented an interim process which has worked to get as many tests completed as possible. 

We would also like to say thank you for students have moved their lessons to help other book in their test.

Follow this process for best results!


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Driving Test Update - #2

Written by Ben Ward

ONLY PREVIOUSLY BOOKED TESTS CAN CURRENTLY BE BOOKED
CALL 13 23 80 if you have any questions about test times.

 

PRIORITY TEST - BEFORE 9th April

If you had a test booked prior to 9th April then you should have been contacted for a Priority Driving Test.

QLD Transport will be able to be contacted from Monday 8th June on 13 23 80.

 

We suggest that you CALL QLD TRANSPORT and get a test time them immediately contact us by email or text us on 0417567491 with all of your details (Booking reference, Test time, contact number etc). We will then try and match you to your instructor.
Email:  info@rightwaydriving.com.au
TEXT: 0417 567 491


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Ready to Book your Driving Test

Written by Ben Ward

Great news today with the announcement this morning by the QLD Premier that you will now be able to book a driving test in Queensland from the 15th June. Like you, we found out from Facebook and had no prior warning of the announcement or the planned process for getting tests started. The good news is we will work hard to make the best out of the situation to get you all sorted for your Queensland Driving Test as quickly as we can. See below for the details and the process.

Note: There is some inconsistent messaging from TMR direct to customers. Currently as a driving school we have no ability to book your test. We will communicate by email as we get updates from TMR.


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Rightway - Booking now open

Written by Ben Ward

We are open for lessons again !!

To our valued customers we thank you for your patience while paused to assess and respond to the broader community needs during Covid-19. We take pride in moving early to protect our team and our customers from what was an unknown risk at the time. 

With community transmission rates in Queensland decreasing, restrictions being lifted and schools re-opening for years 11 and 12, we thought this was a strong enough signal to resume our operations. Most of our team will be starting again from Friday the 8th May, with some returning in the following weeks. You can check out availability on the on the online booking system


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Our Covid 19 update

Written by Ben Ward

Updated 30th April 2020

Great news Queensland!

It looks like the social distancing measures we have all been living with have had a positive impact on the spread of Covid19 in Queensland. With the changes being implemented on Saturday 2nd May we are making preparations for a staged and thoughtful return to operations. 
As always your health and the health of our dedicated team of Instructors will be our #1 priority. We will maintain an active watch on the watch on the community transmission rates and once satisfied with the results we will reopen our booking system.


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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 hygiene processes we are using.



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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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Quick tip for approaching a driving test

Written by Tony Butler

Recently we sat down with one of our Instructors to identify some of his top tips for sitting your licence.

Bio

Tony Butler

Tony has a true passion for driver training and raising standards. You can read his story here.

Why do people get stressed out with their driving test?


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Driving in QLD with an International Licence

Written by Ben Ward

Moving to another country is an exciting and rewarding experience. I have experienced this first hand when we moved to North America to live for a year. Having to learn to drive in the snow and on the "wrong" side of the road was definitely a great part of our experience. Have you seen a 4 way stop intersection? Now that was a challenge first time around! Then we had to sit for our local driving licence by completing a practical test. So, if you are new to Australia - I feel your pain!

 

International Driver Licence - Queensland


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Road trip? Check out these safe driving tips

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.

https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/car-insurance/articles/driving-safety-tips.html


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What driving examiners are looking for.

Written by Ben Ward

This week our Coastwide Team were invited to present at a joint TMR and QLD Police community event where road safety for seniors was the theme. An unexpected, but very interesting presentation by a TMR Examiner went through the various elements that he looks for while conducting a driving test. While this was aimed at the Senior audience, there were several great tips for all learner drivers.

 

 

 

Decision Making and Hazards

  • What are hazards?
    • Poor road conditions
    • Pedestrians and vulnerable road users
    • Vehicles approaching from adjacent streets

  • What behaviours do safe drivers show?
    • Getting ready to brake
    • Easing off the accelerator
    • Reducing speed
    • Change road position or lane to create a buffer

 


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