By Ronak
Onroad Driving School

Q: What is the new Safer Driver Course which announced by NSW Roads Minister on 12/03/2013?

Young drivers will be offered the chance to learn more about road safety and reduce their logbook driving hours under a raft of changes by the NSW Government covering Learner licences. For more information check  Safer Drivers Course page.

Onroad Driving School provides this Safer Drivers Course, for location please check our homepage.

Q: What are the New Road Rules which started on 1 November, 2012?

RMS (Previously RTA) has introduced New Road Rules which include: no mobile phone holding in the car while driving, signalling at roundabouts, no U Turn on solid lines (exceptions do apply) and many more. Please visit the RTA website for further details: New Road Rules, started from 1 November, 2012.

Q: Are all your cars dual-controlled?

Yes, all our driving instructors are accredited by RTA so we provide driving lessons in dual-controlled vehicles. In fact, we prefer to use our cars for driving lesson.

Q: Do you offer Keys2Drive Free driving lessons?

Yes, We have driving instructors accredited by Keys2Drive and they can offer you a FREE lesson. Please register at keys2drive.com.au and call us on 02 96359567. Available in selected suburbs only.

Q: Can I book my DKT test online?

Yes, you can book a number of RTA licence tests online with your preferred location, date and time. You may also make a new test booking, change or cancel an existing booking through their website.

Q: Where can I find more information about getting my driving licence in Australia?

You may refer to the official RTA website to get the latest information.

Q: What is the minumum age requirement to apply for a driver's licence?

You must be at least 16 years old before you can apply for a car driver's licence in Australia.

Q: How many questions are there in the Driver's Knowledge Test?

45 questions will be asked in the computer-based test. To pass the DKT, you are required to answer at least 41 correctly (12 questions correctly among the 15 general knowledge questions and at least 29 correctly among the 30 road safety questions).

Q: If I am going to drive an automatic but we have a manual car at home, do you advise that I learn both?

It's best to learn in an automatic as that's what you're going to drive. You can always learn to drive manual later if that's what you want to do. Driving automatic is also easier to learn than manual, so it helps if you gain confidence and road skills in an automatic before trying to learn manual.

Q: Has the new demerit point system been implemented?

From 31 January 2011, the demerit points threshold for unrestricted licence holders in NSW increased from 12 to 13 points. From 31 December 2010, demerit points for 22 offences committed on or after this date will be reduced or removed.These include roundabout, indicator, bus lane and towing offences. Demerit points for key road safety offences such as speeding and seatbelt use will remain unchanged, so please follow the previous demerits point system until further notification from RTA.

Q: How long will it take to get my license?

It’s totally dependant on your skills and learning abilities. We show you the safest and most practical way to learn to drive, but every student is different. We will not push you to go for your test until you are ready to drive safely and know all the road rules.

Q: Do you fill in my log book?

Yes. At the end of the lesson, your instructor will fill in your log book.

Q: How long do lessons go for?

The lessons go for 1 hour and your instructor will pick you up and drop you off. They will also discuss your 20 point safety analysis which might take another 5 or 10 minutes.

Q: I have a licence from overseas, is it going to help me to get my licence faster?

It does all depend on the origin of your licence and your driving skills. Most of the time, our instructor will inform you on the first lesson, using the 20 point analysis report to assess your skills. Please contact our office for further information about overseas licence conversion and driving conditions in Australia.

Q: Do you provide a car for the driving test?

Yes, we will lend you a car for the test at a reasonable rate. We also take students for a lesson just before the test so that they are confident and comfortable.

Q: Can you provide lessons on weekends?

Yes, we take students 7 days a week, but as weekends are our busiest times we advise you to book at least a few days ahead.

Q: Am I able to learn in my own car?

You can, as long as it complies with RTA regulations for learner vehicles.

Please read more information on RTA website.

Q: Do you offer 3-for-1 driving lesson so I can get 3 hours for doing one hour driving lesson in logbook?

Yes, all our Instructors are licensed by the RTA so we do offer 3-for-1 driving lessons. Please let us know you're interested in this offer when you book a lesson.

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