Driver Knowledge Tests

What’s the safest way to get into and out of a heavy vehicle?

It’s easy to get hurt when getting into and out of, or onto and off of trucks, trailers and other heavy vehicles. A 110kg driver jumping down half a metre creates around 200kg of force! In an uncontrolled environment like

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Are you allowed to drive if you have had blackouts?

A blackout is where you suffer a temporary loss of consciousness. Obviously, when driving a vehicle, this is very dangerous. Blackouts can be caused by a number of physiological factors and chemical factors. Fainting – more than 50% of blackouts

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Motorbike riding tips for hot weather

In summer you see many motorcyclists riding wearing shorts, thongs and t-shirts not realising (or not caring) that their skin versus tarmac is not a contest that skin will win. But, it’s hot. Really hot. Summer is the time you

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The dangers of smoking and driving

While we’ve had a ban in NSW on smoking in vehicles when there’s a child under 16 present since 1 July 2009, it’s not against the law to smoke in a vehicle on your own. There’s a fine of $250

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Can you drive with a medical condition?

Your fitness to drive affects the safety of other road users because your health affects your perception, response time, ability to control the vehicle and ability to judge situations. In March 2012 new medical standards came into effect for all drivers

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The health risks of being a driving instructor

Your job as a driving instructor could be slowly causing you illness and injury which may restrict your ability to earn money. The risks that taxi, bus and truck drivers are exposed to are well-known, but they are not published

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Health risks associated with being a professional driver of buses or trucks

The gradual increase in traffic and competitiveness of the transport sector has increased the stress that professional drivers have to deal with on a daily basis over the last few decades. Traffic pollution adds other health concerns to an occupation

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