Category Archives: P Plates
The practical driving test in Queensland is held at Queensland Transport offices.
You will need
- to arrive early, at least 10 mintues
- to have completed an application form, which you can download here
- provide evidence of your identity – listed here
- have the use of an acceptable vehicle – it is a good idea to book a driving lesson on the day of your test and ask the instructor if you can use their vehicle for the test
- your current Queensland drivers licence
- to correctly display your L-Plates
The test will take approximately 35 minutes and when you pass you will be issued with a P1 drivers licence which you will have for the next 12 months and you will need to display red P plates on your vehicle.
At the end of the 12 months you will then need to pass a hazards perception test to obtain you P2 driver’s licence which you will have for the next 2 years and you will need to display green P plates on your vehicle
By the age of 22, if you started all this when you were 16 and you didn’t have a break, you will be issued with an Open licence.
So you have finally logged 100 hours in your log book and you want to lodge it so that you can book your driving test, well of course there are things to do before you go to the post office.
Make sure you have;
- Your Log book completed, signed and totalling 100 hours
- Your Driving experience declaration completed – you can download on here
- You are 17 years old
If you used the eLogbook with RACQ you can print it, sign the declaration and submit it.
Now that you have all your paperwork completed you are ready to go line up at your local Australia Post office where you will be given a receipt as proof of lodgement.
Your book will now be sent to the Department of Transport and Main Roads for assessment and you will be notified of the result by your chosen notification method which you selected when you completed the Driving experience declaration. Your choices were mail, email, SMS or phone.
Once you have received notification that your log book has been passed you proceed to your driving test. You can book your test online or by calling Queensland Transport on 13 23 90. You can also book your test in person.
If you are in an accident
- Get as much information about the other driver as possible.
- Never admit it was your fault that is for your insurance company to determine.
- Take photos of everything, the impact, the other persons rego number, their licence (check the back as well)
- Write down the location, time & date of the accident
- Get the details of any one that may have witnessed the accident.
AAMI has recently bought out a great app called AAMI Claim assist and I’m sure it won’t be long before all insurance companies have a similar app. The idea of the app is that you can record all the details of the accident at the scene and lodge your claim.
Everyone should know about insurance, it’s not complicated but some people do get very confused.
In most states when you register a car you pay for Compulsory Third Party insurance this covers any one that is injured in an accident but doesn’t cover any damage that you may do to property like buildings or other cars.
To insure for property damage there are three to choose from;-
- Third party property damage only: this cover any damage that you do but not any damage to your car
- Third party fire & theft: this again covers any damage that you do but also covers your vehicle if it is stolen or burnt.
- Comprehensive: this covers any damage that you do and any damage to your car
Question: what if someone damages my car but I only have Third Party property damage? You will need to contact the other person for their insurance company details or have the other person pay for the damage.