Facts about Speed and Time

Written by Russell Baillie

F. A. S. T.  

Facts about Speed and Time

 

No doubt we’ve all witnessed vehicles following way too close on all streets and roads and more concerning on highways and motorways. Its a real head shaker when you see vehicles near you following the car in front by around two or three metres at 110 km per hour! Call it straight out aggression mixed with a sense of entitlement, it is a disaster waiting to unfold. The most common accident in traffic is a rear end collision, or nose to tail, accounting for just under a third of all accidents in Australia.


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Fatality Free Friday - Take the pledge

Written by Ben Ward

What is Fatality Free Friday

This year, Fatality Free Friday is being held on Friday 27th May, 2022. Each year the Australian Road Safety Foundation (See here) aims to raise awareness around the significant road trauma and large number of fatalities caused by road accidents. Each year the foundation aims to achieve  "Fatality Free Friday" where no lives are lost.

If you would like more information the foundation can be reached via the above link. 


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Learning to drive with Anxiety

Written by Russell Baillie

A small, but seemingly growing number of Students who want to learn to drive have a certain anxiety about driving a vehicle. They may of had a bad experience in a car previously, whether involved in a serious accident as a driver or passenger, or witnessed one and have disturbing memories. It may be just the unknown of doing something new and taking on greater responsibility. Sometimes it could be partly a lack of self belief and confidence in themselves to handle the challenge.


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Tips to help pass your test - from a former Driving Examiner

Written by Julie Nash

Tips to pass your driving test

From our Driving Instructor and former Qld Driving Examiner - Julie

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3 Stages of getting your driver licence in Queensland

Written by April Seymour

3 stages of learning to drive.

Video by April Seymour

Hi everyone, we just want to share with you a general guide to getting your licence in Queensland and the 3 broad stages we see in that process. As a parent, it can be daunting to how many lessons you need and an at what stage. April, one of the Sunshine Coast manual instructors, will run you through the 3 broad stages and whet you can expect from your driving lessons at each point. 


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Don't Muck With A Truck

Written by Ben Ward

DON'T #UCK WITH A TRUCK!

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE FOR L & P PLATE HOLDERS


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Working together to get your licence.

Written by Ben Ward

We are operating as normal!

As cases of COVID19 increase locally our large pool of instructors is here to keep you on track.

Let's work together & achieve your goal of getting a licence. 

When you do your driving lessons with Coastwide Driving, you have the support of our local customer service team and an extensive instructor pool to help keep you on the road. With the rising number of COVID cases in the community some disruptions are likely, however we offer you the advantage of multiple instructors and a local customer service staff to help keep you on track. Our aim is to work flexibly to help you get your licence safely and on time.


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QLD Mobile Phone rules and how they apply to your licence.

Written by Ben Ward

As a young or inexperienced driver you are more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle incident. Due to this elevated risk, the QLD Government has a graduated approach to using mobile phones while driving.

There are some great sites that outline the rules, here is a summary of the relevant information taken for the streetsmart website.


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Keys 2 Drive

Written by Ben Ward

At Coastwide we have supported the Keys2Drive program since it was introduced several years ago. Recently a number of our instructors have opted out of the program due to onerous requirements that make compliance financially unviable. They have instead opted to focus on delivering standard, professional training at the highest standard.

The removal of some of our K2D capacity is not a reflection on the instructors involved, it is purely a business decision for those concerned.


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SEQ Lockdown - Latest impact on lessons and tests.

Written by Ben Ward

GREAT NEWS ! Lockdown is over from 4pm August 8th.

  • Our call centre will reopen from 9am Monday 9th
    Please be civil to our awesome team who will be working hard to get the backlog / tests / new bookings all sorted
  • The quickest way to book your lesson is to go online and rebook.
    This is available now for you to secure your best time.
  • We have no further information from QLD Transport regarding cancelled tests. Please await further information from them on rebooking cancelled tests.
  • Some restrictions will apply, such as wearing masks.


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