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Several changes will be implemented concerning the licensing of both P1 and P2 drivers as from 20 November 2017.

The first key change will be the provision that P1 drivers will have to complete the Hazard Perception test before they can be allowed to proceed with the driving test.

Furthermore, once a P1 driver has been accredited, they will no longer be required to pass the hazardous perception test again before being issued with a P2 driving license. A driver who has been able to hold a P1 driving test for at least 12 months and has already passed the hazard perception test can be issued with a P2 driving license without having to take another hazardous perception test.

The authority is also doing away with the Driver Qualification Test and this implies that if you have had a P2 test for more than 24 months, then you can go ahead and apply for a full driving test without having to undertake any additional tests.  Note that this only applies for P2 licenses that will be issued from 20th, November 2017.

You can get more details here

Read More Vital Information That All Learner, P1 And P2 Drivers Should Have>

Formula Driving School is proud to be a part of an amazing Australian Driver Trainers Association Winter Conference 2016 held on Friday June 17 at Luna Park on Sydney Harbour. This full day event offered world class guest speakers to motivate, inspire and educate; an awards ceremony for innovative and visionary members of our profession; amazing give-aways; Service NSW pop up store and post conference refreshments and socialising. Unforgettable and very well organised event!

We were pleasantly surprised that at Winter Conference 2016 Formula Driving School got the ADTA Innovation award. This is a high evaluation of our modest contribution the Driver Trainers industry. We would like to thank ADTA for the high appreciation of our work!

With Andrew GriffithsThe award was presented to us by Andrew Griffiths, an internationally acclaimed bestselling author. He currently has 12 books published by leading publishers, that are now sold in 60 countries. Andrew is universally acknowledged as Australia’s Number1 Small Business Author.

It was a really fantastic experience for us. We will continue to rise to improve our businesses and provide a higher level of service to our clients!

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shutterstock_216371458From 15 October 2014, to help reduce danger to road users and manage crashes more efficiently, you may no longer have to wait for police at a crash site in NSW.

Police will only need to attend if:

  • anyone is trapped or injured
  • they are needed to direct traffic or deal with hazards
  • any drivers appear to be affected by alcohol or drugs
  • a bus or truck needs to be towed, or
  •  anyone involved has failed to exchange details.

Remember, if you are involved in a crash, keep safe and move away from traffic.

If police are not required to attend:

  • contact your insurer or a towing company of your choice to arrange for your vehicle to be towed (if required).

If you cannot arrange a tow and exhaust all other options, call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

  • exchange details with drivers and/or owners involved and leave the crash site
  • if any vehicles were towed as a result of the crash, after leaving the crash site you need to contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 to report the crash as soon as possible.

We recommend you download the What to do after a car crash flyer (PDF) to keep in your vehicle for future reference.

Read More Changes to tow-away only crashes>

From 1 August 2014 P1 and P2 drivers are banned from driving high-performance vehicles that have:

Power to tare mass ratios of greater than 130kW per tonne or,

Modified engines that need to be approved by an engineer or,

Other vehicles classified as high performance.

To search Transport to NSW database to find approved vehicles for P1/P2 drivers click here

Read More P1/P2 High performance vehicle restrictions from 1 August 2014>

We are pleased to announce that we have completed a Safer Driver Course training Program for Coaches. Now Formula Driving School is authorised to deliver Safer Driver Course Module 2: In-Vehicle Coaching. To be able to arrange driving lessons as a part of Safer Driver Course we recommend all students to contact our Safer Driver Course Module 1 Provider – TAFE-Western Sydney Institute.

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