The key to good driving technique is smoothness, and the secret to smoothness is good preparation (i.e 'prepping' for the corner by reducing speed sooner).
Distractions that divert attention from driving increase your risk of crashing. Recent research suggests that at least 14 per cent of all crashes involve the driver being distracted by something inside or outside the vehicle
Driving is never risk free, but you should aim to drive ?low risk?. A low risk driver has good observation, speed management and road positioning skills.
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Driving info & Tips from RMS
From 15 October 2014, to help reduce dangers on the road you may no longer have to wait for police at a crash site in NSW.
Police will only need to attend if:
Remember, if you are involved in a crash, keep safe and move away from traffic.
If police are not required to attend:
If you cannot arrange a tow and exhaust all other options, call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
BEST CARS FOR LEARNER DRIVERS:
From a parents perspective, you'll want the most under powered safe car (non - sports car) you can find with at least driver and passenger side air bags. Always look up the cars safety rating and ensure it has good tyre tread, wipers, lights and brakes especially. A good stereo isn't important. Consider the cost of insurance for the car and extra cost for drivers under 25yr old (as sports cars, turbo and 2 door cars are usually more expensive to insure).
Also consider the cost of repairs to some cars, as most new drivers will buy a 2nd hand car, so they'll want something that is reliable and this can cost more then the car itself sometimes in the end.
ANCAP Safety Rating
Since 1993, ANCAP has published safety ratings for thousands of different vehicle models, makes and variants.
These vehicles are awarded an ANCAP safety rating of between 1 to 5 stars indicating the level of safety they provide in the event of a crash. The more stars, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP tests.
ANCAP recommends 5 star rated cars. To achieve the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies (SAT).