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Man Driving in Car

 Essential Tips for Beginners

  • Plenty of safe driving tips and resources for young and new drivers

  • The main things to remember are as follows.

  • Prepare well by getting at least 120 hours of accompanied on-road experience, including during wet weather and at night, before applying for your licence.

  • Choose a safe car. Visit

  • Try to minimise distractions by not driving with friends, or with your mobile phone turned on (even if it is hands-free

  • Avoid driving at night unless essential or you are accompanied by a driver with several years’ experience.

  • Avoid driving during the time you would normally be asleep or if you haven’t slept in the last 18 hours.

  • Increase space and following distances. Don’t tailgate – aim to keep a minimum 2 second gap from the vehicle in front.

  • Never exceed the speed limit. It takes longer to stop than you might think. Practice slowing down as the first reaction to a potential hazardous situation.

  • Do not drive after drinking or taking drugs.

  • Anticipate! Continue to develop your hazard recognition skills.

  • Always ensure you and all of your passengers are wearing a seat belt

  •  For more information for learners visit:

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