Getting 100 Hours Driving Experience
It may come as no surprise to you, but many Learner Drivers are logging every minute that they are behind the wheel in an effort to reach the 100 hours goal.
However, it might surprise you to know that many young drivers are getting those minutes driving to and from school or extra curricular activities. Same roads, same times of the day, same speeds, same traffic conditions.
Ask yourself, how would that type of driving be of benefit to a young driver when, after completing 100 hours doing those driving activities, books their driving test and BAM! They do not pass because they were guided through situations that were unfamiliar to them.
Admittedly, a lot of Learner Drivers do have the benefit of either a very involved parent or have had professional lessons -but even then, still have not covered every possible situation that might arise during their Driving Assessment to get their P’s. There are no ‘set routes’ for driving tests in Queensland.
- Driving Licence plus Drivers Authority Licence (the extra licence that allow instructors to teach). This is only available annually and costs in excess of $315 – like everything, it increases each year.
- A fully comprehensively insured, dual controlled and fully maintained and serviced vehicle. Many instructors have their cars under finance and so have the repayments to cover on top of expenses listed. A regular 4 cylinder car might cost less than $50 per month to insure. I pay 3 times that for my driving school car.
- Fuel – now the price is rising drastically. Due to the fact that I do not just spend an hour with a driving student in streets close to their home doing manoeuvres, plus I pick up my Learner Drivers and allow them to finish anywhere that they need to be, my fuel costs are huge each week. I believe in holistic learning where I guide Learner Drivers around a variety of roads and situations each and every lesson. Also allowing time for driving between locations and the additional fuel for that also.
- Administration costs – website, advertising, google listing, photocopying assessment forms, phone bills, time allocated to returning messages and calls, internet and electricity to keep things modern and running.
- Business Insurance, Liability Insurance, Fees for ‘Working with Children Blue Card’, business registration, Accountant fees.
- Car detailing, new tyres and repairs along the way so that a professional appearance is maintained.
Book your session once your Learner has had at least 10 hours of experience – although those that have never been behind the wheel might find it of benefit to assist those who are nervous or anxious about taking that first step!
To receive the e-book ‘100 Hours Done’, simply fill in the enquiry form below for a no obligation copy of this informative guide to helping your Learner Driver. It is a ‘Gold Coast, QLD’ edition, however there are many tips for drivers Australia wide.
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