What do you need to know to pass your driving test?
GETTING your driving licence can be a stressful experience.
It can be difficult and frustrating for parents and family members to teach new drivers, so investing in driving lessons with Andrew Cross could keep stress levels low.
Mr Cross runs Andrew’s Driving Class. He’s been a driving instructor for seven years and has run his own business for the past two.
He has automatic and manual cars available to learn to drive in.
Mr Cross said the benefit of driving lessons was that every hour you do with an instructor is worth three in your log book.
“I can give people bits of advice learnt from other people’s mistakes,” he said.
Mr Cross knows what’s going to be on the driving test and will help people perfect their manoeuvrers in order to pass.
“I know what they like to see you be able to do and I can act as that bridge between Queensland Transport and you,” he said.
Mr Cross can work driving lessons in around your schedule and can do school pick-ups and drop-offs for lessons.
Learner drivers can also use his car to do their test.
“A lot of people don’t have a manual car at home and they want to learn in a manual car to get their manual licence so they can use my car,” he said.
“But you don’t have to do all your hours in a manual.”
His car has dual controls so parents can feel at ease that if something goes wrong, Mr Cross can take control.
Mr Cross said when people started learning to drive they often had a skewed impression of what was important on the road.
“People can get very fixated on things that Queensland Transport are actually very forgiving about and miss the big things,” he said.
“Getting a good idea of the expectation of the driving examiner and what’s important to focus on and giving them the confidence for what they are doing is what I can do.”
Mr Cross said many people who were learning to drive didn’t have access to a car or a supervisor to teach them.
He said a licence could open up more opportunities in people’s lives such as helping them get a job.
“I’m happy to help them and give them tips and work with a time that suits them,” he said
Lessons with Mr Cross are $50 for an hour and $80 for a two-hour lesson.
TAKE THE WHEEL: Andrew Cross from Andrew’s Driving Class in Kingaroy. PHOTO: KATHERINE MORRIS