Getting an NT License
Before you can drive a car in the NT you must have a driving license. To take the P test it must be an NT licence. To get an NT licence you just pass a 30 question theory test. Use these links to learn the NT Road Rules and take a practice test.
Motor Vehicle Registry has some excellent publications that you can download
NT Road Rules is a comprehensive guide for all drivers.
The handbook contains information about the rules of the road and basic driving skills.
Download it here. The information will help you pass your Learners test and drive safely on the road.
Ready for your P Test?
Then read this booklet from MVR because it will tell you what you must and must not do in the test. You will notice that observation is a key part of the test, so make sure that you check over your shoulder every time you move off, change lanes, turn right and left, park and in fact whenever you deviate from the straight line!!
Click on the cover on the left and on that page you will be able to see what happens in a test and there is a link to the booklet that you can download. Check out this resource - may be useful even though it is for the UK.
DrivesafeNT is a wonderful opportunity will save you $1000. It's run by the NT Government and they sponsor your driving program. The course consists of a theory session where we tech you everything you need to pass the test, and then we test you.
Then you can have up to 10 driving lessons and we charge $25 per lesson (and the government pays the rest). Non Drivesafe students pay $70 a lesson. The course also includes a free P test and two years P licence. You need to be on the program for 5 months.
Sign up with MVR. Go here for information and the enrolment form.
Motorcycle Training courses
DRV4LYF is pleased to be the only motorcycle approved training school in Katherine.
We offer the old METAL courses which are now called Pre-Learner and Pre-Provisional Motorcycle Training programs. This consists of both theory and practical sessions. The theory is held on a Friday evening and the practical is on Saturday morning at the bus interchange on Chambers Drive. Cost of the courses is $300. We do NOT offer the stability MOST test.
This Towards Zero Road Safety Action Plan (Towards Zero) will work towards improving road safety in the Northern Territory over the next five years. Towards Zero will guide improvements in road safety, making all road users safer and reducing the lives lost and serious injuries on Territory roads. In 2019 Towards Zero gave the Rotary Club a grant to help establish the Road Safety Centre.
Exchange & Mart sent a wonderfully precise article about the dangers that distraction poses for drivers. Australian's wont know that Exchange and Mart was a wonderful magazine that everyone on in Great Britain knows and loves. You could buy and sell almost anything at the Mart, which is now published electronically and sells machinery. Have a look at their easy to read slides here. We will be using the in our DRIVE2 Theory classes
We are very grateful to KENNETH from Learninghaven.com for his suggestion that we place this link on our website. Texting while driving is a really dangerous thing to do and is responsible for so many deaths and serious injuries. We all know that's its wrong to use mobile phones while driving so a big THANK YOU to KENNETH and his teacher RACHEL at Learninghaven for bringing this to our attention. We will be turning it into a handout which we will give to every one of our students.
So, passed your L's and now have your P's? You are a free agent, can go where you want, when you want. But you need a car. Always choose a used car with the highest safety rating, and make sure it is fitted with as many safety features as possible for that model. Your choice of car can be the difference between survival or being seriously injured or killed if you are in a crash. Use this Buyer's Guide to Used Car Safety Ratings to help you identify the safest models among second-hand vehicles. Go to this ANCAP site to check your car's safety standard.
We support MDA. Magen David Adom assists people to be better prepared and more resilient when emergencies happen. During a crisis, MDA provides material support, blood and medical supplies to affected areas. After an emergency, MDA works with individuals and communities, providing aid and recovery needs. MDA is committed to an inclusive Australian society where all people are valued, their differences are respected and their needs are met. Through our volunteer community assistance programs, we advocate for people, especially older Australians, who are facing social disadvantage, vulnerability or homelessness. MDA members get a 20% discount.
The importance of vision and vision loss on your driving: Jazmin from California would like us to share information about vision and how it impacts your driving. It is designed for American drivers where there are many services for people who may not be able to drive. But it is still a good resource.
Amazing how far our message spreads. We had a suggestion from Megan and her husband at drivingsafely.org. They are retired high school driving instructors who have retained their passion for safe driving. Their goal is to increase the safety of all drivers on the road, not just young ones, and they want to use the power of a strong online presence to help get information into the hands of those who need it. Note that the information and links that they supply are American, and we all know that they drive on the wrong side of the road... but they are still good links. Worth checking out.