Practical Driving Test – License test

#10 Tips to pass your practical driving test – License Test

Applying for your driving test – license test can be a daunting task. So many people fail their driving test for trivial reasons. We’ve put together #10 of our top tips to help you pass your license test first time round!

#1. Familiarize yourself with the driving test route

There are a lot of learner drivers on threads such as whirlpool, boredofstudies.org asking the same question time and time again. Does anyone know the driving test route of ………?

Whilst it’s a good question to ask, you’d likely get startled if the driving test officer mixed it up a bit. We recommend a few weeks before you apply for your practical driving test to drive around the area of the department of motor vehicle, licensing, transport and roads service centre in your area.

Familiarize yourself with the areas; traffic lights, stop signs, pedestrians, school traffic zones, speed limits, give way, speed bumps and traffic congestion in that area.

#2. Know your dashboard

Before you even get on the road to take the Drive Test your instructor will ask you to show you know how to use things like indicators, hazard lights, windscreen wipers and demisters. Put a little time aside to get to know exactly where they are and how they work.

#3. How to change lanes

It’s important to practise moving from one lane to another, both in quiet and busy traffic. Plan to change lanes at least once every driving session

#4. How to reverse park

Find a quiet street with parallel parking and spend some time reversing into parks, then pulling out and doing it again until you’re confident you can get it right every time.

#5. How to do three-point turns

Find a quiet spot (e.g., a car park, your driveway, a nearby court or cul-de-sac) to spend some time perfecting your ability to turn a car around in a tight spot.

#6. How to drive in busy traffic

Make sure at least some of your practise driving sessions take place at busy times, like peak hour on a main road or freeway.

#7. How to merge with other traffic

Head for nearby arterial or main roads and spend some time exiting and entering to get a feel for merging with the flow of other traffic.

#8. How to drive on straight and curved roads

For straight driving practise head to the freeway, the highway or the city centre. For curved roads head out to the countryside, the coast or the hills.

#9. How to turn left and right at intersections

Plan to make at least one left-hand and one right-hand turn every time you go out for a practise drive.

#10. Relax!

Most importantly remember to relax during your practical driving test – license test. There are so many good drivers who fail for this reason alone.

How Become a Driving Instructor and Run your own business

How Become a Driving Instructor and Run your own business

How to become a driving instructor

There’s never been a better time to be a driving instructor! Business is booming for driving schools and driving instructors are in high demand. Generally, most new driving instructors will take at least 3 months to complete the required qualifications.

To be approved as a professional driving instructor you must first have all the necessary accreditation and licences, before you can teach someone for money. By law “person who receives money, or any other reward for teaching you to drive, must hold a valid driving instructor licence, and must display their licence in the cabin of the vehicle”.

You can apply for a driving instructor licence if you are 21 years of age, hold a full drivers licence and completed an approved course in driving instruction.

Steps to become a driving instructor

If you wish to become a driving instructor, work for yourself and own your own driving school we advise you to first;

  1. Get your finances in order!
  2. Find out how much savings you have and how much will you need to borrow.
  3. Create a business plan.
  4. Research competition and other driving schools in the local area. https://maps.google.com
  5. Determine a kick ass name for your driving school. How to name your business 
  6. Buy a domain name. http://godaddy.com (A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is best.
    Eg: mydrivingschool.com.au, mydrivingschool.co.nz, mydrivingschool.ca,
    mydrivingschool.co.uk, mydrivingschool.ie mydrivingschool.fr etc
  7. Sole trader or Company? Speak to an accountant to find out whats best for you.
  8. Start researching new or second hand cars to buy

In order to safeguard the professionalism and standards of driving instruction, a strict application process must be followed. The process looks like this:

  1. Documents and checks
  2. Tests (theory and practical)
  3. Letter of eligibility
  4. Driving Instructor training course
  5. Regulator Final Assessment

How much does it cost to become a driving instructor?

The main cost to become a driving instructor is;

  1. buying a car to teach in and fitting it out with dual controls. (Say $25k)
  2. Create a website for your driving school (Under $1k)
  3. Application process say ($5k) Varies different countries/state.
  4. You should be able to start you own driving school for roughly $30k

How much can I earn as a driving instructor?

  1. Recommended driving lesson charge $65 per hour
  2. Good instructors are booked out 5 weeks in advance
  3. $65 our hour x 8 hours x 5 days per week = $2600 per week
  4. Earn $10,400 per month (based on the figures above)
  5. Earn $124,800 per year (based on the figures above)

If your ready to take the plunge contact your state motor vehicle registry and start the application process today!

Lesson Planner (EDT)

Lesson Planner (EDT)

12 one-hour lessons

We believe every learner should have a minimum 12 lessons. The LDRIVO Essential Driver Training program (EDT) is designed to promote lesson continuity and learner pass rate.

Follow our (EDT) program to help structure your lessons and increase lesson repeat rate.

WHAT IS THE (EDT) PROGRAM?

Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a training course teaching fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. The course is made up of 12 one-hour lessons. Each lesson can be found on the LDRIVO app providing both you and the learner with pre lesson planning and post lesson reports enabling the learner to review their progression from lesson 1-12 and keep you teaching road safety for longer.

What does the lesson planner cover?

Each of the EDT lessons has particular objectives. We advise you to familiarise yourself with each lesson type listed below.

How will it help me improve lesson repeat rate?

After you GPS track a lesson, a post lesson report is sent to the learner driver.

The learner can quickly and easily see which lesson they’ve completed and how many more lessons are left to do from 1-12.

At the end of the 12th lesson they should be a component safe driver ready to sit their provisional driving test. Click Here to se an example of the lesson report.

The 12 lessons are titled:

LESSON 1: CAR CONTROLS AND SAFETY CHECKS

LESSON 2: CORRECT POSITIONING

LESSON 3: CHANGING DIRECTION

LESSON 4: PROGRESSION MANAGEMENT

LESSON 5: CORRECT POSITIONING

LESSON 6: ANTICIPATION AND REACTION

LESSON 7: SHARING THE ROAD

LESSON 8: DRIVING SAFELY THROUGH TRAFFIC

LESSON 9: CHANGING DIRECTION (MORE COMPLEX SITUATIONS)

LESSON 10: SPEED MANAGEMENT

LESSON 11: DRIVING CALMLY

LESSON 12: NIGHT DRIVING

Essential Driver Training (EDT)

Essential Driver Training (EDT)

The Essential Driver Training course is made up of 12 one-hour lessons, which we advise you to complete before taking your Driving test. By doing this will increase you pass rate ten fold!

What does the lessons cover?

Each of the EDT lessons has particular objectives. You should prepare for each lesson using the 12 lessons below
The 12 lessons are titled:

LESSON 1: CAR CONTROLS AND SAFETY CHECKS

LESSON 2: CORRECT POSITIONING

LESSON 3: CHANGING DIRECTION

LESSON 4: PROGRESSION MANAGEMENT

LESSON 5: CORRECT POSITIONING

LESSON 6: ANTICIPATION AND REACTION

LESSON 7: SHARING THE ROAD

LESSON 8: DRIVING SAFELY THROUGH TRAFFIC

LESSON 9: CHANGING DIRECTION (MORE COMPLEX SITUATIONS)

LESSON 10: SPEED MANAGEMENT

LESSON 11: DRIVING CALMLY

LESSON 12: NIGHT DRIVING

LDRIVO in the press

Channel 10 National News September 10, 2017
LDRIVO the new app that makes learning to drive easier

L-Plate mate

L-PLATE MATE: The new app that makes learning to drive easier. #TenNews

Posted by Ten News on Sunday, September 10, 2017

SBS News – Small Business Secrets September 10, 2017
Sydney entrepreneurs are playing match-makers with learner drivers and teachers

Sydney Morning Herald SMH July 7, 2017
Learner driver app LDRIVO could be a lifesaver on the roads

Dane and Nathan SMH - LDRIVO

TechGuide July 6, 2017
LDRIVO is the Uber for learner drivers to connect with driving instructors

Motoring July 21, 2017
Driving instructor app to go global

Professional driving lessons can save young lives

Professional driving lessons can save young lives

Every year, more than 1 million people die in traffic-related accidents around the world. For people aged between 15 and 29, road traffic accidents are the most common way to die. Today, road traffic is the 9th biggest cause of death worldwide. By 2030, the rise in vehicle ownership and use will see road traffic become the 5th largest cause of death, claiming more victims globally than AIDS and tuberculosis. (Source: http://www.visionzeroinitiative.com/one-million-lives-at-stake/)

 

LDRIVO co-founder Dane explains, “I was inspired by an article regarding road fatalities and the links between young and inexperienced drivers led me to focus my attention on the driving school industry. One young person dies every day on our roads! Through my research I discovered that the driving school industry has remained relatively unchanged over the past 40 years”. “So out of the desire to innovate the learner driver market and create safer roads through professional education, the LDRIVO concept was born”.

 

“Research shows that learners have better educational outcomes when better matched with the right instructor. Furthermore, studies show that the more professional instruction hours a Learner has the fewer road incidents. If we can save one young life we will have achieved great things”.

 

“Sadly Australian drivers aged 17-25 represent 25 per cent of all vehicle crash fatalities even though they only represent 13.5 per cent of the driving population! And 45 per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes, whilst of all hospitalisations of young Australians, almost half are drivers involved in a road traffic crash.” (Source: statistics from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development)

 

New P-plate drivers die at twice the rate of all drivers, although they comprise only 10 per cent of all drivers. Fatal crashes involving young people rose dramatically across Australia last year to 233 after falling between 2003 to 2014. Statistics show young men die at nearly twice the rate of young women. And young drivers are more likely to die or be injured in serious accidents late at night, at weekend, when they are driving for recreation and and when they are driving in groups. (Source: NSW roads minister Duncan Gay Press Conference: JULY 23 2016)

 

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David Jacks – Driving Instructor of the Month

David Jacks – Driving Instructor of the Month

David Jacks from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is our driving instructor of the month.

David has been instructing for nineteen years in the eastern suburbs, from La Perouse to Vaucluse. Catering to the needs of young and old. David says; “Patience is the key”.

David Instructs in a brand new luxury BMW. Learning to drive in a car like this is guaranteed to turn heads. It’s sleek, modern and high tech.

To book David for your next lesson in Sydney, download the LDRIVO app.

Car Specifications

Car Make – BMW
Car Model – 1 Series
Car Year – 2017
Car Colour – White
Body Type – Hatchback

LDRIVO officially launches 4th July!

Independence Day in the USA, marks the official launch day of LDRIVO in Australia!
The entire team has worked tirelessly to bring the app to launch and we plan to fulfil our mission, to make learning to drive safer and more accessible, helping learners find and book their perfect instructor, creating new business for driving instructors, most importantly reducing road fatalities.
A BIG thank you to the hundreds of authorised Driving Instructors already listed in the app, as well as, the young learners registering with our community.
LDRIVO. Everyone’s perfect Driving Instructor.

Learn to Drive App

Learn to Drive App

LDRIVO is a learner driver app that connects new and inexperienced drivers to professional driving instructors in your City. Think Uber – but for driving lessons!

We are available locally, expanding globally. See Our Cities for service areas.

All partners “Driving Instructors” are independent contractors whom work for themselves. They are small businesses owners dedicated to providing you with top class driver training service.

How it works;

  • Learner drivers find  instructors via the app. Learners can filter by; Price, car type, gender, ratings, manual or automatic transmission.
  • Learner driver submits a booking request via the app.
  • Learner driver confirms the driving lesson lesson with their credit card details.
  • Driving instructor picks the learner driver up from their location.
  • The driving lesson is digitally tracked and report generated including; distance travelled, average speed, maps, lesson feedback and more…
  • After the driving lessons complete the learners secure credit card is automatically billed.

The LDRIVO app seamlessly connects learner drivers to professional driving instructors. We make learning to drive more accessible opening up more possibilities for learner’s and new business for driving instructors around the world.

Digital log book

Ask any learner or parent – it is time for a system which taps into the latest technology and moves into the digital age,” said Executive Director Centre for Road Safety Bernard Carlon. – LDRIVO has done just that!

Using the LDRIVO app you can now digitally log your driving lesson with Mum and Dad. We are currently in talks with various State Governments to have the app approved as a digital log book. (More to come soon)

See our demo video below – Learner Driver Log Book

How to use LDRIVO – Driving Instructor app

How to use LDRIVO – Driving Instructor app

We’ve put together a quick demonstration that guides you through the functionality of bookings, rescheduling, notifications and tracking. It is important driving instructors view this video before taking a live booking. See our demo video below!

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