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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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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Book your driving lessons on line today!

Written by Ben Ward

Looking for a simple to use, online booking system?

At Coastwide 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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Qld Hazard Perception Test

Written by Ben Ward

Are you confused by the new Hazard Perception Test requirements? 

You are not alone!

What is a Hazard Perception Test?

Hazard perception is an important skill and takes time and experience to develop. Demonstrating you have the ability to identify and safely respond to hazards represents an important step in your journey to becoming a safer driver.

Understanding how to scan the road ahead, recognise a potential hazard and respond safely is a skill that will protect you and others on the road. Having time to make decisions when driving can be the difference between responding safely and having a crash.


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Stopping distances

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

(D) ALL OF THE ABOVE?


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