5 ways to be a responsible driver after driving school

Written by Leanne Simpson

Graduating driving school fills you with endorphins and dreams of speeding off into the sunset. But, as it says in the Queensland Government’s ‘Join the Drive’ campaign, settle down stallion!

Here are five ways to be a responsible driver when you get your driving licence and post driving school.

 

1. Put the phone away

Mobile phones contribute to over 80% of on-road accidents every year. Your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds are sources of distraction that don’t belong in your car. Especially not when you’re driving.


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Road rage and how it affects learner drivers

Written by Leanne Simpson

Road rage is a universal problem. People get cut off at lights, drive too close, take a parking space not meant for them. The beast comes out in a frightening way that can traumatise learner drivers at the beginning of their journey.

It happens to everyone

It’s not just learner drivers at the receiving end of road rage. Drivers in general are inconsiderate. They’re focused on where they have to go and the time it takes to get there. The solution to whatever stands in their way is a loud toot of the horn or to swerve around other cars in front of them, sometimes spitting a hail of abuse.


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