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new learner speed restrictions

New Speed Limits

NSW Learner Drivers are now allowed to travel at up to 90kph. This is an increase from the 80kph they have been restricted to previously and has been changed in an effort to bring us closer in line with the rest of the country.

This change means the transition from L’s to P’s will be less dramatic with a novice driver able to experience the speed P plate drivers are allowed to travel at whilst still being supervised. It also tones down some of the “buzz” a new driver may experience when driving at a higher speed for the first time, as they will have been able to do it while still a learner.

The NSW Driver Trainers Association would still like to see this speed for learners increase further up to 100kph to again bring it closer to other states and territories, and will continue to lobby the NSW Government to make this change in the future.

More info at: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/gettingalicence/car/learners/learner-driver-initiative-qa.html

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New Working With Children Checks

As of June 15, 2013, the New working with children checks will come into effect. As self employed people who have direct contact with minors in an unsupervised environment, we are required to have these checks in place.

For those that have a current certificate, you are able to continue using those until they are up for renewal. However upon renewing, you will need to have the new check performed. For those without a current certificate, you must get one ASAP and don’t wait for the June implementation.

For further information, go to:http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/kids/working/newcheck.cfm

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