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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Fleming

Listening is a skill, if new to driving, it can be for some a difficult time to hear fully.

Updated: Dec 12, 2020

Did you know your parents are not obliged to teach you to drive, they do so lovingly and freely, kindly giving of their time, they are bringing years of experience.

Maybe their not experts, however they do know a lot more than you do at this stage. Be clear about on road safety, knowing the road rules & your rights and obligations on the road helps you to be a safer and more responsible driver.

Especially at this stage of your young driving life.

BEING PREPARED IS EVERYTHING, and most young drivers are unprepared for the unexpected. Potential hazards require you to be Slowing down for the unexpected and LISTENING!

When new to driving it can be for some a difficult time to hear fully what a parent or supervisor is saying.

Being clear, and open to learning is the key. A closed mind or a know it all cannot learn.

If your wanting to be P Plate ready, hearing is so important for your and another’s safety.

Pulling over and asking supervisors to repeat what they said, or having a plan before you leave, helps you both to better work on driving and any manoevures.

There are ways to help you develop better listening skills,

1 No back chatting,

2.Rule of respect No yelling in the car.

3.Sometimes a rise in tone will happen, to get your atention. Assisting you to be more present. Don’t react count to 10 and respond.

4.Learning to be in control of your emotions when driving is the key, it shows confidence and maturity.

5. Be able to respond promptly, by knowing your rules, otherwise it can force others into making mistakes.

Truth is supervisors are supporting you to achieve your goals, and they have your back, so if they are asking you to slow down or stay in the lines, or asking what you are doing, its because it is necessary.

They don’t make the rules, they assist you to abide by them. If we all do it’s a safer place to be.

TRUST is important and learning to trust each other is the key.


Stay safe and be patient.

Be responsible and

READ YOUR RULEBOOK to know your rights and obligation.

When near Big vehicles and towing vehicles you need to provide them with more room go to Keys to Driving in Queensland Rulebook. FREE

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