Get your Licence Cairns

“L” plates

15 Oct 2018, Posted by David Johnson in News

Always make sure the L plates are put up securely on the car before you go for a drive.  The learner driver and the supervising driver both get fined and loose demerit points otherwise. When the learner driver has completed the drive,take the L plates…

Hand postition on the steering wheel

29 Jul 2018, Posted by David Johnson in News

When I learnt to drive I was taught to have my hands at 10 and 2 [o’clock] on the steering wheel. Due to having the airbags in the center of the steering wheel, this has changed to 9 and 3 [o’clock]. You must also shuffle…

Speeding fines

15 Feb 2018, Posted by David Johnson in News

So as a learner driver you only have 4 points until you have an open licence. Then it goes up to 12 points.But any you have lost in the mean time are still included. The fines and demerit points are as follows: Current penalties for…

Is your Driving instructor qualified ??

04 Dec 2017, Posted by David Johnson in News

Its great your son or daughter has just got there learners permit, yay !! Now, you may just decide to teach them yourself or maybe use a driving instructor for one or more lessons. But what driving school should you use ? Obviously the answer…

Should I go or not at an intersection

07 Oct 2017, Posted by David Johnson in News

It can be a scary time for the [supervising driver and] learner driver when they come to an intersection that hasn’t got traffic lights. Do you have time to go before the next vehicle comes along ? The way I like to think of it…

Stopping at a stop sign

08 Jul 2017, Posted by David Johnson in News

Failing to stop at a stop sign is an expensive mistake. The fine is roughly $360 and 3 demerit points. If your doing a driving test it is an instant fail of the test. The idea is to come to a complete stop before the…

New Test Site

09 Apr 2017, Posted by David Johnson in News

Finally Queensland Transport has realized the population in the Cairns region needs more driving test times. They have[in there wisdom], as of May this year approved the Bentley Park outlet to do driving tests for cars. The normal waiting period to do a driving test…

Parking

13 Jan 2017, Posted by David Johnson in News

Parking is not a big part of the driving test. All that is needed is to park the car after the driving test in Qld transport car park. However it is still an integral part of learning to drive. I find DFO car park near…

Christmas holidays rush

28 Dec 2016, Posted by David Johnson in News

We all know Christmas is a bad time to be going to the shops, don’t get me started on the shopping center parking and the rude and thoughtless shoppers. With learner drivers, try and change into the correct lane a bit earlier than YOU would…

Turning right at traffic lights

09 Nov 2016, Posted by David Johnson in News

When turning right at traffic lights only one vehicle should be out in the middle of the road,over the white line. All other vehicles should stay behind the white line. Once the vehicle in the middle of the road has moved off another vehicle can…