The Driving School for Chapel Hill & Kenmore
We have an example of a Driver in the picture who is next to make a turn where the traffic is extremely busy. Do you think this Driver is making the turn as he should. Read the section below from Queensland Transport website to see what is expected for such a turn and you decide if this example is correct.
"If the light is green and there are vehicles approaching from the opposite direction, you can move forward into the intersection past the stop line if you can do so safely.If there is a safe gap in oncoming traffic, you may complete the right turn. If you’re in the intersection and the oncoming traffic continues until the lights turn yellow or red, you must complete the turn on the yellow or red light."
Chapel Hill is a haven for Learner Drivers just getting started.
Often we like to take early learners out of Kenmore to the base of Mt-Coot-tha forest because it is a really great place to learn to drive. The streets wind around gently and come to corners that make it ideal for a learner wanting to steer some winding streets with lots or normal corners. Also it is a hilly area and is good to get started with using the brake pedal to go down hills. The most traffic we find is the city Buzz going past every few minutes. For those that are learning to drive a Manual car, we have some really good slopes in Chapel Hill which help to get the confidence up with Hill Starts.
Kenmore Learners often face busy roads
Early mornings and afternoons see the major roads in and out of Kenmore with lots of traffic. This can be useful for a well developed Learner Driver, but can also be daunting for a novice Learner. When we can we try to shield Learners from having to deal with heavy traffic situations in Kenmore. It is essential once the Learner has good foundation skills of driving that they experience and learn the skills of blending with heavy traffic before they complete their 100 hours. The Learner Driver needs to be comfortable in heavy traffic before they progress to the P License. Sometimes the alternate route via Fig Tree Pocket offers a way to reduce the time in traffic and is a chance to drive a different road.