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Why Us?

Learning to drive is one of life’s essential skills, but it is not enough to learn just the basics. Every driver should be prepared to respond to hazards and challenges on the road. With the right driving instructions, Aware Driver Training aims to make all students competent and safe drivers.

We provide comprehensive driver training in the Coffs Harbour region. Our calm and professional teaching methods help new drivers to gain confidence behind the wheel.

Conquer the fear and worry that’s been stopping you from learning how to drive. With Aware Driver Training’s patient and friendly driving instructors, you will become the confident driver that you aspire to be.

Brush up on your driving skills and acquire defensive driving techniques through our advanced lessons. Get updated with the latest rules on road worthiness and safety.

Embrace the freedom of reaching your desired destination anytime you want. Aware Driver Training equips you with the skills you need to become a licensed driver.

Make a positive change in the community through our safety courses. We don’t just teach you how to drive; we challenge you to adopt a positive driving attitude to become a better citizen on the road.

Aware Driver Training provides calm, professional instructions with a high passing rate for those wanting to pass their driver’s test. We conduct systematic driver training in Coffs Harbour, Toormina, Boambee, Korora, Woolgoolga, and all along the Coffs Coast.

Our driving school uses comfortable and easy to maneuver auto and manual cars. Our dual controls enable our students to challenge their skills during night drives, rainy days, and rough roads.

Here at Aware Driver Training, you will be able to spot road hazards and learn how to avoid them. We’ll get you acquainted with safety instructions including checking your tyre pressure, making quick stops, and parking properly. We even provide handouts to ensure that our driving lessons are well understood.

Prices starting at $60 / hour

Prepay 5 hours of lessons and get your 6th hour free

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Conquer The Fear

Conquer the fear and worry that’s been stopping you from learning how to drive. With Aware Driver Training’s patient and friendly driving instructors, you will become the confident driver that you aspire to be.

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Brush Up

Brush up on your driving skills and acquire defensive driving techniques through our advanced lessons. Get updated with the latest rules on road worthiness and safety and regain your confidence.

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Make a Positive Change

Make a positive change in the community through our safety courses. We don’t just teach you how to drive; we challenge you to adopt a positive driving attitude to become a better citizen on the road.

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Aware Driver Training was established in 2009 providing a calm, positive and proactive learning environment for students for over 8 years.

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About Us

Aware driver training was started in 2009 by Sue Ridden a very experienced driving instructor with 9 years experience in car instruction and 13 years experience in motorcycle instruction she also has a truck licence giving her an all round sense of road safety from all perspectives. In 2016 Aware driver training formed a partnership with Easy Driving Coffs Harbour to share and increase this knowledge and experience and welcomed Vicki who has a combined 12 years of teaching experience in areas such as swim teaching, sports coaching, English teaching and driving instructing, 

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The Stats gained from the RMS, show “People on their Red P’s are 20% to 30% more likely to be involved in a crash on NSW roads”.
Drawing from 12yrs of experience, and the tried and proven success of programs such as “Keys 2 Drive” and the “Safer Driver Course”, at Aware Driver Training we aim to give you peace of mind when your child makes the transition from L’s to P’s.

We don’t just focus on the student, the supervisor is encouraged to understand their role as well. We have compiled a Supervisors Checklist below to help you stay on top of any bad habits that might try to creep in. Tips on how to use the logbook to your advantage, and get the most from every trip. We are always available to keep you up to date with how your child is progressing. You are also welcome to join in on a lesson.

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Testimonials

George - Coffs Harbour

“Vicki was always punctual and professional. She was very thorough and explained everything clearly and slowly in a way that I found easy to understand. For someone like me who was coming back to driving, she helped to build on my existing knowledge and learn changes to road rules in a way that was non-patronising and helped me regain my confidence on the road and ultimately get my license back. I would highly recommend Vicki to anyone.”

Hector - Coffs harbour

“Vicki helped me get my Australian Drivers licence. She really helped me with the tips I needed to pass the test first time around. Vicki made it very easy to understand and gave good, practical advice.”

Supervisors Checklist
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SUPERVISORS CHECKLIST
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Supervisors checklist

Logbook and Pen (Black or Blue)
Learner has seat and mirrors adjusted correctly
Note – Date, Rego, Odo, Time, in logbook

  1. Ensure Learner Indicates intention to move away from curb, checks mirrors and head checks before moving off.
  2. Ensure the driver keeps both hands on the wheel at all times. Ten and Two (Straight driving).
  3. Encourage the Learner to keep their right heel under the brake and pivot toes to accelerator.
  4. Looking up to 12 seconds ahead assists in accurate steering. This is very helpful when turning (Encourage driver to look up the street they are turning into).
  5. Reinforce the use of a 3 sec gap and keep a large car length from the car in front when stopped (until vehicle behind stops).
  6. Use indicator, check mirrors and head check for any change of direction. This includes exciting roundabouts. Headchecks should be done in the same direction of indication.
  7. Make sure the car is fully stopped for 3 seconds when at a stop sign.

Fill in Time, Odo and trip details at end of journey.

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Welcome to the new Aware Driver Training website…stay tuned for lots of driving tips, safety updates and fun things to do..!! X ADT
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Welcome

Welcome to the new Aware Driver Training website…stay tuned for lots of driving tips, safety updates and fun things to do..!! X ADT
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PRICES STARTING AT $60 / HOUR

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Did You Know?

When you see a Learner in traffic, this could mean that the driver of that car could be very nervous, inexperienced and stressed. This means, that they could do something unexpected. Even if they are with a driving school, there isn’t always time for the instructor to act when the student does something they shouldn’t.
To ensure that you are out of harm’s way, leave a much larger gap than you would normally have between you and the Learner. If you are overtaking, look for signs that the Learner might want to change lanes. It is always better to maintain a constant speed when you see a Learner changing lanes or merging. This will help both the Learner and the Supervisor to assess whether it is safe to go and what action to take.
Slowing down excessively only make the process confusing.

Remember patience is a virtue and Safe driving.