Your ls status is certified as a drag. This is especially true if your state requires that you complete a logbook with a large number of supervised hours. It is not for nothing. With a proven link between safer roads and well-trained drivers, these regulations were created with safety in mind. But it hasn’t stopped people from recognizing how awful the whole thing is, even the government.
There are a few ways to fill your logbook. Once you have completed these, your progress will be great.
1. Safer drivers course
The safer drivers course aims to encourage safe driving behaviors and risk reduction. It’s a 5-hour course that includes theory and practical. Those with at least 50 hours of driving experience are eligible to receive 20 hours bonus. It’s a great method to reduce your logbook hours.
2. Instructor-led lessons
Driving with an instructor in the car is more fun than driving alone.
You will not only avoid being yelled at while controlling 1,500 kilograms of metal, but you’ll also be able to spend an additional two hours with a certified instructor, valid for ten instruction hours (30 hours total in the logbook).
3. Establish a routine
The best thing for driving is to set aside regular driving time. This will make it less of a chore, and more like something you do every day, such as soccer practice or complaining at school. Consistent means you know how much time you spend each week and how many weeks it takes to complete your logbook.
This allows you to reduce the difficulty of the task. You will instead see it more as a challenging 100+ hour job, you can view it as simply driving for a few extra hours each week, or whatever you can commit.
4. Say yes to anything
Even if there is a strict schedule of driving lessons, any opportunity for extra hours should not be taken lightly.
5. You can tag along with your parents for everything
You can pay them back for every time they have driven to school, netball practice or anything else. You can even pretend to be the parent dropping your child off, reminding them that they must tell you if they plan on staying up late.
6. Road trip
After you have mastered the basics of driving, you may be able to take a road trip. These trips, whether it’s to the faraway coast for a day or to visit your Nan out in a rural area, can add a lot of hours to your logbook.
It can also provide motivation to get your driver’s license faster so you can make these trips without your father.
Another program in NSW: keys2drive is an introductory driving course where your parent/friend/big sibling/whoever is teaching you to drive will learn with you. It only takes about an hour, but it is a good place where you can start your journey to getting your licence. You can bring your mum along and drive with an instructor.
Although it isn’t a regular driving lesson, the instructor will give you a ton of safety information and tips. Some lessons can be a little boring. You don’t have to pay anything, but it’s worth three logbook hours.