Driver Knowledge Tests

What should you do if you break down on the way to the airport?

You’re all excited for your holiday or you’re revved up for your business trip but fate intervenes and you are left on the side of the road with your car unresponsive and the clock ticking until final boarding call. All

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Maximum vehicle widths, lengths and heights

There are two categories of vehicle: General access vehicles Restricted access vehicles General access vehicles General access vehicles are all vehicles that do not exceed the following dimensions: The maximum vehicle width is 2.5 metres The maximum vehicle height is

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What objectives are considered when roads are designed?

Austroads publishes a document called Guide to Road Design, which you can find here. It covers everything that road authorities should consider when planning and building a road: The objectives of new and existing road projects should be carefully considered

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Interesting car tech that will be the new normal

While it’s taking the motoring world some time to get used to the idea that the Ford GT sports a V6 engine that pushes out 600 horsepower and is subsequently knocking the V8 off its throne, motorists will have to brace

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Four ways to reduce road noise in your car

Driving can be a tedious experience, whether you are stuck in traffic on your way to or from work or you spend hours every day on the roads as a truck driver, taxi driver or courier, driving can be a

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What are retreads and are they safe?

Retreads are tyres which have had new tread (grooves) applied to extend their life. They were very popular for passenger cars a few years but more recently have fallen out of favour as cheaper new tyres have narrowed the price

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What should you do if your car breaks down in the desert or outback?

The desert is probably the most inhospitable and dangerous places to break down. Dehydration can set in very quickly and many people have died trying to walk from their car to a nearby settlement. However, a dangerous situation is usually

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