Driving Schools for Teens in Brisbane
Learning to drive is a rite of passage for most teens, and here in Brisbane they can apply for a learner licence when they reach sixteen. They must first study the Queensland road rules, which you can find at tmr.qld.gov.au. Then they need to pass a written road test based to check their understanding of these rules. You can learn more about the written road rules test and find an online practice test here.
Once they have passed the written test, teens will then be granted a learner licence and learner logbook, in which to log the hours they spend doing supervised on-road driving. Learner drivers must complete 100 hours of supervised driving.
Why Learn to Drive with a Driving School?
Learning to drive with a driving school isn’t a cheap option, but definitely has some clear benefits for beginner motorists. For example:
- It is the safest way for teens to learn how to drive.
- Teens learn from professionals who teach based on the official Queensland road rules and not presumed road rules or even bad habits that other drivers may think are correct.
- Learning from an instructor avoids the inevitable arguments that would often arise from family members trying to teach teens in high stress situations.
- Teens gain 3 logbook hours for every hour spent with an accredited trainer (up to a maximum of 30 logbook hours or 10 actual hours).
Also, according to the Queensland State Government at qld.gov.au,
The benefits of using a professional driver trainer include:
a properly trained teacher realises that you are an individual
the trainer has the ability to develop a teaching plan to suit your needs
lessons may be taken before or after work and in some cases on weekends
rates are competitive and lessons run for a prescribed length of time.
What Should We Consider When Choosing a Driving School?
There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to finding a driving school for your teen in Brisbane, so how do you know which is best for you? The Government has the following advice to offer new motorists (here):
When looking for a driver trainer, cheaper is not always better. Make sure you check:
the driver trainer’s accreditation and experience
how long each lesson will be
whether the trainer follows a structured approach with defined objectives.
How Can We Find a Good Driving School?
The RACQ has a list of RACQ approved driving schools, which you can find at racq.com.au. Those in the Brisbane Metro area include:
- Anchor Driving School
- Cleveland Driving School
- Metro Driving School
- Pacific Driving School
- Rightway and Coastwide Driving Schools
Other driving schools in Brisbane include:
- Ace Driving School
- Affordable Driving School
- Chrome Drive
- My Driving School
- No Yelling Driving School
- RAC School of Motoring
- T2 Driving School
… to name just a few. In fact, there are driving schools in many suburbs all around Brisbane! To find one closest to you, visit yellowpages.com.au, type in ‘Driving schools’ and your suburb or postcode.
You can also search for schools using Google Maps. This has the benefit of showing you rates and reviews for various schools.
It is also great to get personal recommendations to help you find the right driving school to fit you or your child. Make sure you ask around family and friends for their recommendations!