Your parents, friends and driving instructor will probably remind you that driving is a privilege and not a right. Therefore, you need to sit a driving licence test. In Melbourne, your driving licence tests and issuing of a licence are through VicRoads. Your driving instructor from Driving school Melbourne will guide you through every step and in fact, will be with you in the car when you are doing your driving licence test. It will be the same car that you have been taking your driving lessons in with your driving instructor. Your driving instructor Melbourne will familiarise learner drivers of the Vicroads test routes as part of the driving lessons before the test day. Your driving school Melbourne driving instructor is an expert in driving licence tests and driving tests at Carlton, East Burwood, Heatherton, Bundoora, Sunshine, Seaford, Frankston, Broadmeadows, Werribee, and Bundoora. Basically, all the Vicroads Melbourne driving test centres.
The steps in getting your driving licence in Melbourne:
Learner Permit Test. This is a computer test with multiple choice answers. You can obtain this from 16 years of age. You can study the road rules in preparation for the learner permit test from a book called “road to solo driving” or visit the VicRoads website. There is also a practice test on their site.
After getting your learner permit, practice, practice, practice. Most learners start with professional driving lessons until they are relatively safe and competent driving. Once you are confident then build up your driving experience with your parents. Here are a few links to reputable and professional driving schools in Melbourne. www.MelbourneDrivingSchool.com.au , www.DrivingSchoolMelbourne.com , and www.DrivingLessonsMelbourne.com.au .
Currently, new learner drivers under 21yo need to complete 120 hours in a log book.
Next step is to sit your HPT or Hazard Perception Test. It’s a computer-based test that assesses how accurately and timely you respond to potential driving hazards on the road. To be honest the best way to prepare for this is by practical driving experience. Your driving school Melbourne driving instructor will teach you all about how to pass your hazard perception test as part of your driving lessons. Check out this really helpful video on how to pass your hazard perception test:
When you are ready your driving instructor will advise you to book in for your practical driving test. Your driving instructor will accompany you for this at Vicroads. Your instructor will sit beside you in the car, just like in your driving lessons, and the tester will sit in the back seat. Try to relax and think it’s just another driving lesson with your instructor, rather than your driving licence test. Within the hour it will all be over and as long as you drove like your instructor taught you, then you will pass. Melbourne Driving School, Driving Lessons Melbourne, and Driving School Melbourne are currently achieving a 98% first-time pass rate with VicRoads, which is the best driving school in Melbourne pass rate.