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Quickest driving school?

By b4405532 22 January 2012 37

Hi, I don’t have the time to buff-up for the Government test, and I want to get the task of obtaining my license out of the way before my hectic uni schedule sets in, so I was wondering:

What driving school in Canberra is fastest for completing the logbook?

NB: I know it’s based on individual ability, but are there some schools that are more lenient on ticking off competencies than others??

[ED – let’s confine answers to the topic of the question as asked]

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milkman 7:21 pm 23 Jan 12

To the OP. On second thought, just get through using whatever means necessary, even if you can’t drive for crap.

(You’ll fit right in)

shadow boxer 5:47 pm 23 Jan 12

@noimright,

My oldest goes into year 12 this year and gets her p’s in April, she is young for her age so I have watched most of her friends go through this farce.

If that is not good enough for you ask a reputable driving instructor what he thinks of the cowboy companies springing up all over town.

NoImRight 5:19 pm 23 Jan 12

shadow boxer said :

Baldy said :

NoImRight said :

shadow boxer said :

watto23 said :

I don’t understand why the government has made it easier to get your license. Everyone should do the same exam with the same bunch of driving testers. I have a friend who was also trying to find a quick way to get their license, so much so they were relying on an old address in Victoria as it seemed easier there.

Of course ordinary public transport in Canberra doesn’t make it any easier for those without a license to get around either. I had to catch the bus to get to uni my first couple of years, I couldn’t afford a car and my parents needed theirs. I sucked but I got over it.

It’s because the govt is currently being dominated by an out of control and profit driven road safety industry/lobby.

I spoke to an ex instructor from the most well known driving school and they had a quota system where each instructor needed to get at least $1,000 from each student before passing them.

No wonder kids are finding ways around it and shonky operators are thriving.

Is there an internet forum rule about how long into a topic before someone blames “the Government”? You know like the Nazi one whose name escapes right now.

Its the Godwin’s Law you are talking about. And I think Nazi/government can be interchangable.

No they are not interchangeable but way to miss the point. clearly putting driving instructorsin charge of how many lessons are required and having them get paid for those lessons is doomed to fail. Just have a look at the fly by night companies springing up everywhere.

Do you really believe our young people are being properly trained, if so you should hang around more year 12 kids and listen to how it really works.

You hang around Year 12 kids all you like thats not for me. Ill go on the experience of my children and my friends.

watto23 5:01 pm 23 Jan 12

shadow boxer said :

Baldy said :

NoImRight said :

shadow boxer said :

watto23 said :

I don’t understand why the government has made it easier to get your license. Everyone should do the same exam with the same bunch of driving testers. I have a friend who was also trying to find a quick way to get their license, so much so they were relying on an old address in Victoria as it seemed easier there.

Of course ordinary public transport in Canberra doesn’t make it any easier for those without a license to get around either. I had to catch the bus to get to uni my first couple of years, I couldn’t afford a car and my parents needed theirs. I sucked but I got over it.

It’s because the govt is currently being dominated by an out of control and profit driven road safety industry/lobby.

I spoke to an ex instructor from the most well known driving school and they had a quota system where each instructor needed to get at least $1,000 from each student before passing them.

No wonder kids are finding ways around it and shonky operators are thriving.

Is there an internet forum rule about how long into a topic before someone blames “the Government”? You know like the Nazi one whose name escapes right now.

Its the Godwin’s Law you are talking about. And I think Nazi/government can be interchangable.

No they are not interchangeable but way to miss the point. clearly putting driving instructorsin charge of how many lessons are required and having them get paid for those lessons is doomed to fail. Just have a look at the fly by night companies springing up everywhere.

Do you really believe our young people are being properly trained, if so you should hang around more year 12 kids and listen to how it really works.

Exactly, listen to the younger kids, many of whom do the least amount of work to get their license. I can’t see how this is a good idea. Far better to train drivers properly than it is to introduce ridiculous speed limits and saturate the streets with speed cameras, which don’t pick up bad driving, just fast driving.

shadow boxer 4:14 pm 23 Jan 12

Baldy said :

NoImRight said :

shadow boxer said :

watto23 said :

I don’t understand why the government has made it easier to get your license. Everyone should do the same exam with the same bunch of driving testers. I have a friend who was also trying to find a quick way to get their license, so much so they were relying on an old address in Victoria as it seemed easier there.

Of course ordinary public transport in Canberra doesn’t make it any easier for those without a license to get around either. I had to catch the bus to get to uni my first couple of years, I couldn’t afford a car and my parents needed theirs. I sucked but I got over it.

It’s because the govt is currently being dominated by an out of control and profit driven road safety industry/lobby.

I spoke to an ex instructor from the most well known driving school and they had a quota system where each instructor needed to get at least $1,000 from each student before passing them.

No wonder kids are finding ways around it and shonky operators are thriving.

Is there an internet forum rule about how long into a topic before someone blames “the Government”? You know like the Nazi one whose name escapes right now.

Its the Godwin’s Law you are talking about. And I think Nazi/government can be interchangable.

No they are not interchangeable but way to miss the point. clearly putting driving instructorsin charge of how many lessons are required and having them get paid for those lessons is doomed to fail. Just have a look at the fly by night companies springing up everywhere.

Do you really believe our young people are being properly trained, if so you should hang around more year 12 kids and listen to how it really works.

NoImRight 3:48 pm 23 Jan 12

Baldy said :

NoImRight said :

shadow boxer said :

watto23 said :

I don’t understand why the government has made it easier to get your license. Everyone should do the same exam with the same bunch of driving testers. I have a friend who was also trying to find a quick way to get their license, so much so they were relying on an old address in Victoria as it seemed easier there.

Of course ordinary public transport in Canberra doesn’t make it any easier for those without a license to get around either. I had to catch the bus to get to uni my first couple of years, I couldn’t afford a car and my parents needed theirs. I sucked but I got over it.

It’s because the govt is currently being dominated by an out of control and profit driven road safety industry/lobby.

I spoke to an ex instructor from the most well known driving school and they had a quota system where each instructor needed to get at least $1,000 from each student before passing them.

No wonder kids are finding ways around it and shonky operators are thriving.

Is there an internet forum rule about how long into a topic before someone blames “the Government”? You know like the Nazi one whose name escapes right now.

Its the Godwin’s Law you are talking about. And I think Nazi/government can be interchangable.

Yes thats it. Thanks

Baldy 3:09 pm 23 Jan 12

You know. People like you are what make me nervous on the roads. People who are to impatiant and don’t care how they drive or their impact on anyone else on the road.

Baldy 2:59 pm 23 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

shadow boxer said :

watto23 said :

I don’t understand why the government has made it easier to get your license. Everyone should do the same exam with the same bunch of driving testers. I have a friend who was also trying to find a quick way to get their license, so much so they were relying on an old address in Victoria as it seemed easier there.

Of course ordinary public transport in Canberra doesn’t make it any easier for those without a license to get around either. I had to catch the bus to get to uni my first couple of years, I couldn’t afford a car and my parents needed theirs. I sucked but I got over it.

It’s because the govt is currently being dominated by an out of control and profit driven road safety industry/lobby.

I spoke to an ex instructor from the most well known driving school and they had a quota system where each instructor needed to get at least $1,000 from each student before passing them.

No wonder kids are finding ways around it and shonky operators are thriving.

Is there an internet forum rule about how long into a topic before someone blames “the Government”? You know like the Nazi one whose name escapes right now.

Its the Godwin’s Law you are talking about. And I think Nazi/government can be interchangable.

NoImRight 1:49 pm 23 Jan 12

timeeh said :

Bugger the car license, get a motorcycle license. It only takes 1 day and your out on the road. Don’t worry about riding skill either…. When i did mine I watched multilple people drop the bikes, one person even managed to drop it 4 times during the day. All of them still walked away at the end of the day with a license to ride on the roads, sure most are probably dead by now, but hey it’s only 1 day out of your busy schedule and your right to go.

This one time at bandcamp

NoImRight 1:44 pm 23 Jan 12

shadow boxer said :

watto23 said :

I don’t understand why the government has made it easier to get your license. Everyone should do the same exam with the same bunch of driving testers. I have a friend who was also trying to find a quick way to get their license, so much so they were relying on an old address in Victoria as it seemed easier there.

Of course ordinary public transport in Canberra doesn’t make it any easier for those without a license to get around either. I had to catch the bus to get to uni my first couple of years, I couldn’t afford a car and my parents needed theirs. I sucked but I got over it.

It’s because the govt is currently being dominated by an out of control and profit driven road safety industry/lobby.

I spoke to an ex instructor from the most well known driving school and they had a quota system where each instructor needed to get at least $1,000 from each student before passing them.

No wonder kids are finding ways around it and shonky operators are thriving.

Is there an internet forum rule about how long into a topic before someone blames “the Government”? You know like the Nazi one whose name escapes right now.

timeeh 1:37 pm 23 Jan 12

Bugger the car license, get a motorcycle license. It only takes 1 day and your out on the road. Don’t worry about riding skill either…. When i did mine I watched multilple people drop the bikes, one person even managed to drop it 4 times during the day. All of them still walked away at the end of the day with a license to ride on the roads, sure most are probably dead by now, but hey it’s only 1 day out of your busy schedule and your right to go.

Alderney 1:25 pm 23 Jan 12

There goes ‘vision zero’ out the window.

As I have a wife and young son with which would prefer to have a long and uncomplicated life, I echo the please keep off the roads (if you have this attitude) sentiment.

Also, your poor driving = greater taxes and insurance payments for people like me.

Driving is a privilage, not a right. Please learn to do it properly!

dundle 12:40 pm 23 Jan 12

shadow boxer said :

I spoke to an ex instructor from the most well known driving school and they had a quota system where each instructor needed to get at least $1,000 from each student before passing them.

That is a lot, I suppose it is possible but I only spent about $500 (and that was after screwing up one of my review tests due to nerves) and so did most people I know. Lessons have gone up since I did it but that still seems like so much that it’d be obvious they’re holding you back. People should change if they get that impression. I learnt with my family first and on my first lesson got about 5 or more competences ticked off and I always felt the instructor was guided by safety not my pocket or his.

b4405532 12:30 pm 23 Jan 12

I admit: It’s a broken system, even if it’s not designed to be. Truth is, there are plenty of other atrocious drivers on the road that are there because of this logbook method.

If people are suggesting I go down a less lenient path, then it may be worth the time not to become another statistic.

shirty_bear 11:52 am 23 Jan 12

schmeah said :

I got my P plates while studying full time at uni, managed to squeeze lessons into my ‘hectic’schedule while also working, so get real. You want to drive a car, learn the ropes seriously. The last thing society needs is another invincible P-Plater who thinks they know everything behind the wheel of what is potentially a lethal weapon.

This. University hectic and real world hectic just ain’t the same thing.

Voytek said :

This just about sums up the average Canberra driver. “It doesn’t matter that I cant drive – just give me a licence”

Do us all a favour and keep off the roads. There are already enough inept drivers in Canberra.

This too.

tonys 11:20 am 23 Jan 12

b4405532 said :

Actually, my plan was to get my P’s ASAP, then take some additional driving “lessons” with the fam in my spare time.

As others have mentioned that’s what a Learner Licence is for.

I work for a university so please let me know which one you intend to study at.
A) You may be able book a driving instructor who will start from the university campus (I did this and all good driver schools will do this – if only you were looking for one).
B) If you go to my uni, please describe your car – I can know to avoid you – on my daily commute so many P platers speed past me and you know where I see them next? Pulling into the uni car park.
C) The Intertown Bus route goes past ANU and UC campuses every 5 minutes, please get the bus while you are on your Learner Licence and your family doesn’t have the time to teach you to drive.

schmeah 9:45 am 23 Jan 12

b4405532 said :

Actually, my plan was to get my P’s ASAP, then take some additional driving “lessons” with the fam in my spare time.

I’m not going to embellish this scenario, but just quickly – that isn’t how the system is designed to work. If you can’t figure out why, I’d think long and hard about how suitable you are to even get your L plates.

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