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An instructor is telling people that he is the MVR's "preferred tester".
does NOT endorse one instructor over another.
Also, some instructors rate themselves (e.g. as 5-star) on their Facebook page - creditible ratings are only given by others, not by yourself.
- Zippers Driving School and Connies Driving School
work together to provide quality driver education and training
in Darwin & Palmerston (Northern Territory, Australia).
NEWS & VIEWS
DRIVING TEST MANOEUVRES
Are you practicing the manoeuvres for your driving test?
Download these documents which outline what you are required to do on your driving test (for example, the parallel park is not done between poles any more, but behind an actual car).
It's strongly recommended that you get professional driving lessons before attempting the test!
SO YOU THINK THAT YOU WANT TO BECOME A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR?
Findley's Driving School (UK)
offers this article about things that you should know and consider carefully before setting out to become a qualified driving instructor.
Findley's is based in the UK but this article is very pertinent to those thinking of instructing Down Under.
For driving instructors - I've developed various training aids over the years.
Some of them are posted on this site, you can
download them for your own use
All files are in *.PDF format, requiring Adobe Reader® to view.
OBSERVATIONS and your driving test!
Good observation techniques - mirror checks, scanning and blind spot checks - are a necessary part of "defensive driving" (driving to avoid crashing).
Your driving test examiner will be watching you closely to see that you perform correct observations throughout the test.
You can download a *.pdf file on
from this site to help you become a defensive driver (and to help you pass your test too!)
ARRANGING YOUR DRIVING TEST
Since the end of January 2015, the driving test has changed considerably.
For example, some instructors are now authorised to conduct Class 'C' (car) driving tests as well as MVR examiners.
Download this 1-page document on
arranging your driving test
to find out what your options are.
BUYING A USED CAR?
It might me be "encumbered" i.e. the seller still owes money on it - and if so it could be re-possessed and you won't get your money back!
To find out if it's encumbered, visit the
Personal Property Securities Register