Inherently, we all think that we are a good driver – and that everyone else on the road is…well….not such a good driver.
Contrary to popular belief – well at least according to some of the posts we’ve been seeing across our social media – VicRoads did not decide to comprehensively change the way motorcycle training and assessment is conducted because “they want to make some more money”.
Around this time of year, it’s a great time to have a heavy vehicle licence in your pocket and a year or so of experience up your sleeve. As the nation’s wind-up for the Christmas season goes up a gear, the demand for drivers starts to get desperate. Good for drivers.
There has been some negative rumblings about the merits of heavy vehicle group training for some time now. Critics (basically other providers who don’t offer group training) say that group training courses are nothing more than a way of training providers making more money from their courses by simply putting more people in them. Ouch!
So you want to be bus driver – good decision. You’ve already obtained your MR or HR licence but you’re wondering why you need ‘bus’ training when you actually already have a licence to ‘drive’ a bus? Good question.
Here at Armstrongs, we assume clients come to get their heavy vehicle licence because they want to get a driving job of some description. Fair assumption to make, right?
For those of you out there who are thinking about getting a motorcycle learners permit, sooner might be better than later!
If you’re thinking about getting your heavy vehicle licence in the near future then Armstrongs WANTS YOU! Well, not all of you to be precise.
In our last blog we flagged those things that will earn you an instant fail or test termination during your heavy vehicle drive assessment (if you missed it you can read it here).
We know that your heavy vehicle license course starts to wind down, your anxiety and nerves about your impending drive assessment start to wind up. We get it – anything (literally!) could happen whilst on your drive assessment and you’ll just have to deal with it in the best and safest way possible. It’s not the test per sae that gets some clients wound so tight – it’s the unknown – “Will I miss a gear?”, “Will a car pull out in front of me?”, “Will there be a lot of traffic?”, “Will I remember to check my mirrors”, the list goes on…