Saturday, 30 June 2012

Filling in your NSW logbook - Learner driver

Filling in your logbook is an important part of gaining a NSW license. Currently  you are required to complete 120 hours of driving practice on road with a licensed supervisor. It is compulsory that 20 of these hours are  completed at night. A night hour is between sunset and sunrise. These times are well published and are not when you think it is dark. Search your area on google and search for sunset/ sunrise times and the year you would like to search, i.e 2012 Southern highlands sunset sunrise times.
The logbook is a legal contract between you and the RTA. You and your supervisor are declaring that you did complete the required hours, fraud is a serious offense and can incur serious penalties and suspensions from driving.
Always fill the log book in pen, not pencil.
Never use liquid paper, show errors with a line through it.
Never loose the front cover of the logbook as this is the contract part with your signature and shows ownership of the logbook.
Look after your logbook by putting it in a zip lock pouch.
Always take digital photos of the pages as you complete them, in case you loose the logbook you will have a record of hours already done.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Telstra Business Award finalists

Highlands Drive Safe has been announced as a finalist in two categories in the 2012 NSW Telstra Business Awards to be held in Sydney July 25th.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Driving at night

Driving 20 hours of actual night hours is required for all NSW learners. These night hours must be logged in your log book in the night column. 
Remember a night hour is counted as anytime between sunset and sunrise. If you are unsure check the sunset/sunrise table for your area by searching google.
If you attend a night lesson with a driving instructor the actual hour can only be placed in the night column, a driving instructor cannot allocate 3:1 for night hours in the night column.
Difficulties when driving at night include dealing with glare from other cars headlights, both in front of you and behind. For learners it can help by starting the night lesson at dusk and gradually progressing into the darkness.