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Prepping For Your Licence

One of the best things about turning 18 or 16 as the case may be depending on where you live is that you are finally old enough to get your driver’s licence! This is probably something you have been looking forward to your whole life or at least for most of your teen years. As exciting as it is, it is important to understand that driving requires you to be responsible and alert so as to avoid accidents and inconveniencing others. Here are some tips on how to prepare for your test.

Start learning

Starting to take classes is possibly the most important step. You will need to either enrol for lessons with a driving instructor in Perth who will ensure that you are well prepped for your test.

Even if you do register with a school and learn with a driving instructor, it is best to get in as much practice as you can. 

Get a learners permit

The moment you start learning to drive you should make enquiries on getting a learners permit. In some areas you may need to pass a written or oral test on basic road rules before being issued a permit. Once you have the permit you will be able to get in as much practice as you need before your test as long as you have a licenced driver in your passenger seat. Also enquire about getting an L board for your car so that other drivers know that you are still learning to drive. When studying for the oral or written component of your test, try and get your hands on a booklet of road rules. You should be able to identify and understand all the road signs and know what various road markings mean. You should also have a good grasp on other road rules in your area starting with simple ones like which side of the road you drive on.

Stay alert

When learning to drive you need to stay alert. Pay attention to your vehicle and the world around you. Make sure you learn how to signal correctly and at what points you should turn your signals or hazard lights on and off. You may also want to learn how to change a tire or deal with a puncture or flat tire. It is always best to be informed and prepared. Make sure that you also start to familiarise yourself with the roads and road systems in your area. Learn which roads lead where and which ones are one way or are dual carriage systems. While you will pick some of this up as you learn and start driving around it is best to be as informed as possible.