Driver Knowledge Tests

Why don’t we raise the driving age?

When a young person has a fatal accident on the roads, there are often calls for the driving age to be raised from 16 to 17. Is this a good idea? In Australia, we have a graduated driver licencing system

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Will driving newer models of cars help young and new drivers stay safe on the road?

Around 45% of all deaths of young people in Australia are related to a road accident, a statistic that could be improved to reduce the number of fatalities. Inexperience on the road is one of the major reasons, but another cause is the use

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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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What is traction control?

Traction control is a method used in vehicles to stop the drive wheels from spinning. The drive wheels are the wheels that are powered by the motor. Traction control serves two main purposes: Stop the driver losing control Reduce unnecessary tyre

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Which drivers are most at risk of having a crash?

We all have some risk of having a crash when we drive; it’s why insurance costs so much. But, some drivers are more at risk than others, and it’s not always obvious. Various studies, including one with 3500 drivers, have

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Leading causes of distraction-based crashes

Teens don’t have much experience driving, and they are at risk of crashing due to distractions inside and outside the car. The diagram above shows the main causes as stated by the AAA (American Automobile Association). Interacting with passengers –

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Why turning your wheels at an intersection can be dangerous

Sometimes we’re tempted to turn our wheels while waiting to turn at an intersection and that, as you will see in the video below, is a particularly bad idea. The dual dashcam video shows the driver being hit from behind

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