Safe Driving Tips

Driving is a privilege, and like all privileges it can be taken away if you abuse it.

If you drive responsibly and safely, you can hang on to your driving privilege―and your life.

Get Comfortable

All cars are different and you should be comfortable with understanding the controls in each vehicle you drive.

This includes the seat controls, radio, air conditioning, defrosters, heaters, windows, locks, how to clean the windshield, where the lights are located, what the gauges mean, etc. 

Don't Worry

As long as you believe you are driving safely, it doesn’t really matter what some other stranger on the road thinks about you.

Say, for example, you’re doing the speed limit on a two-lane country road and some jerk behind you is tailgating and flashing his lights. Do you worry about it? You shouldn’t.  Just keep driving safe.


Learning to drive is always a bit scary at first, but after a while, it’ll be like riding a bike.

You’ll be able to handle all sorts of different weather conditions, traffic, expressways, merging, and even parallel parking.

Being a confident driver is healthy, but don’t let that confidence turn into complacency. Driving really IS a dangerous activity, but you can make it safer just by how you drive.

Alcohol and Driving

I know, you’ve already heard this, but drinking alcohol and driving isn’t just unsafe, it’s selfish. And, if you do kill someone with alcohol in your system, you’re going to prison for sure.

You don't have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol.  You might feel normal, but no one drives as well after drinking alcohol.


Naturally, people tend to look directly in front of their vehicle when driving or right at the car in front of them. This is a big mistake and a very bad driving habit.

You should always look as far down the road as possible and keep your eyes moving. That’s what they mean when they tell you to “get the big picture.”


Sure, talking on a phone or texting while driving are common forms of distracted driving, but there are other forms of distracted driving that could be even more dangerous. In fact, doing anything other than paying attention to your driving is distracted driving. It is up to you to control the level of these distractions.

Don't be tempted to answer your phone ... the call can surely wait.

Two Key Skills

1. Parallel Parking; and 2. Merging.

Most beginner drivers do not want to learn these things because they are difficult and a bit frightening. It is very important that you learn how to do these things right now.

When you feel ready, ask your parents or your mom and dad to help you with these things. The first couple of times you do these things, it might not go perfectly. But within’ a few attempts, you’ll have it mastered and these are both excellent skills to have, not to mention knowing how to merge properly makes everyone safer.

Speed and Distance

The experts agree that speed is the #1 reason for fatal accidents, but improper following distance is also one of the main causes of major accident.

Leave a 2 second gap to the car in front of you at all times.   This helps maintain a safe following distance, especially during adverse weather conditions, and gives you enough time to stop safely in an emergency


Being tailgated is just a part of driving. If you live in some areas like the city areas it will likely be a daily occurrence.

Move over safely and just ignore it.


Tailgating really does seem to work by intimidating others to speed up. Don’t be intimidated. If you get a speeding ticket or are in an accident, nobody is going to care that you were intimidated by another driver. The only thing you can do is ignore it.

Enjoy your Experience

Passing your driving test is one of the defining moments of your life – the day when you get your freedom and can go wherever you want. With so much on the line, it is no wonder so many new drivers stress themselves out about driving.  

Yes! It’s ok to enjoy driving!  Learning how to drive is one of the most memorable experiences you’ll have in your entire life. So relax, be safe, but also enjoy the experience!

Look Ahead and Anticipate

Anticipate what is happening ahead of you by looking at the furthest point along the road as well as observing the behaviours of your fellow road users. 

You can’t crash into space! The more space you keep around you, the less risk of a collision. 

Managing the space of the driver behind you is just as important as the space in front of you and you may well need to build into that space, the braking distance of the driver who is too close behind. 

More Haste, Less Speed

In busy congested conditions or in built-up areas give yourself time. There’s no need to speed and you won’t get there any quicker. 

Knowing that you have plenty of time to complete your journey will help you to relax and avoid the temptation to push your speed. 

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Of all hospitalisations of young Australians, almost half are drivers involved in a road traffic crash and another quarter are passengers.  Maintain your concentration and drive safely at all times.


Preventable Road Deaths

Young drivers (between 17 - 25 years old) represent over 25% of all Australian road deaths - however represent between 10-15% of licenced drivers.  Don't become a statistic. 


More Likely to be Involved in a Fatal Crash 

A 17 year old driver is 4 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than a driver over 26 years old.  Practice in all conditions is vital to achieve a skill and learning base to ensure you don't become a statistic.