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FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL DRIVING LESSONS with experienced instructors! Take driving lessons and rip up your L-plates!
  • Zippers Driving School and Connies Driving School work together to provide quality driver education and training in Darwin & Palmerston (Northern Territory, Australia).

LATEST NEWS

ALL DRIVING TESTS TO BE VIDEOED
As from 1st September 2016, all class C (car) driving tests will be recorded by a 2-lens windscreen-mounted camera. One lens records the forward view through the windscreen, the other lens and a microphone shows both front-seat occupants (from the waist up).
NEW DRIVING TEST
A new driving test based on the one used in NSW, has been introduced.
See the MVR'S website for full information.

Recommended:
Download the pdf document
A Guide to the Driving Test
which describes the new test in detail.
Also download a document outling Your Options when applying for a driving test.

DRIVING TIPS

TRIVIA


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.

DOWNLOADS:

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.

DRIVER KNOWLEDGE TEST

If you are studying to sit the test at an MVR to get your NT Learner's Licence, try these practice questions to see if you are ready to try it.

ARRANGING YOUR DRIVING TEST

Since the end of January 2015, the driving test has changed considerably. For example, most instructors are now authorised to conduct Class 'C' (car) driving tests.
Download this 1-page document on arranging your driving test to find out what your options are.

DRIVING LESSONS IN KATHERINE NT

Chris & Pamela Dixon are qualified Instructors in Katherine, Northern Territory. They operate "DRV4LYF" Driving School and can cater to your needs.

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 (PPSR) site.     .

USEFUL DOWNLOADS FOR YOUR NT CLASS 'C' (CAR) DRIVING TEST.

(All documents are in PDF format).

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OBSERVATIONS!

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.
The OBSERVATIONS document will help you become a defensive driver (and to help you pass your test too!)

DRIVING TEST MANOEUVRES

cone The MANOEUVRES document outlines what you are required to do when demonstrating the 3 mandatory manoeuvres (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!

ARRANGING YOUR DRIVING TEST

The document on ARRANGING YOUR DRIVING TEST includes a list of "fail items".
(Note: authorised driving instructors now conduct Class 'C' [car] driving tests).  
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