Driving Lessons In Ballina

Ballina area has fantastic opportunities for CBD driving. In Ballina, we don’t focus on the test route unless the learners test is imminent and the learner driver wants an idea of what to expect. Practicing solely to get your P’s will not give the learner enough exposure to be safe once on their P’s and driving solo.

Ballina CBD is great for mastering the following driving skills

  • Vehicle controls
  • Steering
  • Changing gears
  • Blind spot checks
  • Decision making
  • Responding to hazards
  • Scanning
  • Simple and complex traffic
  • Changing lanes
  • Speed management
  • Road positioning
  • Stop signs, give way signs
  • Traffic lights
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Driving through school zones
  • Parking skills
  • Kerbside stops
  • 3 point turns
  • Reversing
  • Country driving
  • Driving at night
  • City and motorway driving
  • Driving in adverse conditions
  • Preparing for the driving test

The advantage of driving this location enables learners to gain experience and build confidence in vehicle positioning with regard to safe stopping distances, parked vehicles, pedestrians, push bike riders, motor bikes and oncoming traffic. In doing so, learners will need to maintain a safe crash avoidance space.

Within Ballina there is also the opportunity to travel at varying speeds including 40km, 50km, 60km and 80km. To break up the driving within the CBD, a drive up Angels Beach Drive or The Coast Road towards Lennox Head is included to experience travelling at higher speeds.

We will return to Ballina via Ross Lane to practice correctly merging onto the M1. Learners will gain confidence driving at 90km/h among vehicles travelling at higher speeds, conduct lane changes as required and safely exiting the M1 at Ballina.