Don’t just flick your indicator and drive off, you must signal for at a least 5 seconds before leaving a parking space or moving from a kerb.
Drivers often forget to check their left-hand side blind spot when turning left off wide roads. You need to check your blind spots and mirrors when merging, changing lanes and during your manoeuvres.
Stopping behind the line at traffic lights and then creeping forward does not count – you have to stay behind the line. You can move forward at stop signs when the view may be obscured, but only after you've come to a complete stop.
One word – practice! They all get easier with practice. Practice in different locations - don't always reverse park in the same street and on the big day don't over-think the manoeuvres
Make sure to watch the 'learn to drive' videos from Transport Tasmania. They are easy to understand and very informative.
To watch, click on the link below:
To get a learner licence, you have to pass the driver knowledge test. Make sure to practice the kind of questions that may come in the test by going onto Transport Tasmania's website.
To practice, click on the link below: