Safe driving can lead to more fun in future

Written by Ronak Shah


“Days are gone when driving school just taught how to drive and get a licence. It's time to teach safe driving with road safety.”

says Ronak Shah, CEO, Onroad Driving School

Onroad Driving School, No.1 award winning driving school of Sydney, was started by Ronak Shah and his wife Sapna Shah in 2008. Onroad provides driving lesson throughout Sydney and its suburbs. 

Onroad is committed to developing and enhancing drivers capabilities so they can train students to drive well and safe. Ronak Shah always follow the safe driving teaching techniques which results in fewer accidents and casualties. As an Instructor he always teaches structured driving lessons with emphasis on  safe driving.

Here are some safe driving tips which Onroad Driving School follows when teaching driving lessons to their students

Drink & Drive: it's not worth the risk

Driving while either intoxicated or drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood alcohol content or concentration (BAC) are at greatly increased risk of car accidents, highway injuries and vehicular deaths.

What we educate:

  • There is no excuse for driving when being drunk
  • If you're planning to drink alcohol, plan how to get home without driving
  • Don't offer an alcoholic drink to someone you know is planning to drive  
  • Don't accept a lift from a driver you know has drunk alcohol

Speed:  it’s 40 for a reason

The default speed limit in a local or suburban area in New South Wales is 50 km/h. A speed limit of 40 km/h applies around schools in the mornings and afternoons during school terms. The maximum speed on highways in New South Wales is 100 km/h. The maximum speed limit on motorways and freeways is 110 km/hr.

What we educate:

  • Drive to suit the conditions of the road within speed limits
  • Driving too fast testing the road conditions at extreme speed is bad driving
  • Consider the consequences of causing an accident due to driving at excessive speed
  • Don’t assume it’s safe to break the speed limit on rural roads because there is less traffic or an open road ahead

Seat belt: thirty years of seat belt safety

The law requiring all drivers to wear their seatbelts came into force 30 years ago on 31 January 1983.

Car manufacturers have had to install seatbelts since 1965 but the law requiring drivers to wear them did not come into force for another 18 years. In 1991 the law changed again making it a legal requirement for adults to wear seatbelts in the back of cars.

What we educate:

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In a crash you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t wear seatbelts.
  • Not wearing a seatbelt can be a fatal decision even on short, familiar journeys and at low speeds.
  • Wear your seatbelt correctly so it can offer you the best possible protection in a crash.

Mobile phones: Using any mobile phone when driving is dangerous

Research shows that using a mobile phone while driving increases the risk of crashing by at least four times.  The most common types of crashes associated with mobile usage are ‘run-off-the-road’ crashes and ‘rear end’ crashes.

What we educate:

  • Don't make or answer calls when you're driving
  • It's illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving on the road even if you've stopped at traffic lights or are stuck in a traffic jam or are in a car park
  • Park safely before using your mobile phone
  • Don't call other people when they're driving

Traffic rules we should obey:

  • Pedestrians and children come first - Preference is to be given to pedestrians and children crossing the road.
  • Reflectors to be used on the rear of the vehicle  -  Ensure all lamps are in working condition. Hazard lamp should be switched on when the vehicle is parked on a highway
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel has lead to many grave mishaps on the road - Drivers must rest well as the lack of it can have an adverse effect on mental alertness, slow down reflexes, and even cause momentary sleepiness behind the wheel. What follows is a disaster.
“It is our aim to create awareness among the people about the importance of safety while driving and hope that this initiative undertaken by us will help to decrease the number of road accidents being caused due to negligence.”

 - Ronak Shah

Onroad Driving School provides Driving Lessons with safe driving instructions too, which helps to lead a long safe life. There are many road safety initiatives taken at a global level. Onroad Driving School is just taking initiative to make people aware of true way of driving and this positive attitude has made us the winner of 3 Business Awards in last 5 years.

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