Practical Driving Test Manoeuvres

Practical Driving Test Manoeuvres

In the practical driving test to get your red Ps you will be asked to do a number of manoeuvres. These will include a kerbside stop (and hill start) and at least one of the following: A three-point turn Reverse parallel parking Front or rear to kerb park (90°, 60° or 45°) Rules for manoeuvres There are a number of rules testing officers must follow when asking you to complete a required manoeuvre. These rules aim to ensure the test is fair and not overly complicated. The manoeuvres must be requested where there…continue reading →
Classic Vehicle Log Book

Classic Vehicle Log Book

A new trial log book scheme will apply to 30+ year old vehicles from October 1 2015 in NSW, allowing vintage vehicle enthusiasts more time behind the wheel of their pride and joy. The 2 year trial will allow 60 days of general use each year for these classic vehicles. Under previous rules, classic vehicles could only be used for club organised event, placing a significant restriction on enthusiast use. Each day of general use must be recorded in a RMS issues log book with a review of the trial to take place…continue reading →
What is CTP insurance (green slip)?

What is CTP insurance (green slip)?

Compulsory third party (CTP) insurance or a ‘green slip’ is a mandatory insurance policy for every registered motor vehicle in Australia (though requirements and coverage vary across the states and territories). In NSW, you must purchase CTP insurance separately from and prior to registration. This is because having a CTP policy in place is a requirement for registering the vehicle and using it on public roads. The length of a CTP policy can be 6 or 12 months but must align with length of the accompanying vehicle registration. What’s covered? CTP provides cover…continue reading →
What To Do If You Hit An Animal

What To Do If You Hit An Animal

Hitting an animal while driving is a common occurrence, particularly when driving in country areas. For information on how to avoid collisions with animals, you can read our post on how to avoid hitting animals. If the unthinkable does happen, it’s important to know how to handle the situation including authorities to contact and how to treat the injured or killed animal. Follow these steps to ensure you deal with the situation safely and appropriately. Pull over in a safe location and put your hazard lights on. Make sure everyone in the vehicle…continue reading →