Call Liz: 0409 431 046

About FOCUSED

Welcome to Focused Driving School. DIA Accreditation.

I am Liz Lambert – Owner/Operator.

My home base is Glenroy and I work in and around the Northern and Western Suburbs teaching all kinds of people driving skills.

I have two wonderful children – one of each and they make me proud each and every day. I have real fears with the way that teenagers are learning to drive these days. They are learning JUST enough to pass a test – not learn to drive.

That’s where I come in. I want to teach young people HOW to drive, not just pass another test.

To all learners – of all ages –  a trainer FOCUSED environment. My purpose is to make sure that my learners get my full undivided attention. My aim is to teach all learners how to drive safely and how to be safe on our roads.

 

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Your One-Stop Driving School

What ever the conditions are – you need to learn how to drive in them.

At Focused Driving SchoolI don’t just teach you “enough” to pass the test. We teach you to Drive to Survive.

 

What i Teach

  • City Driving
  • Suburban Driving
  • Freeway / Highway Driving
  • Dry / Wet Weather
  • Night Driving

International Drivers Licence Welcome

Please note: Drivers holding an international drivers licence can only use their licence for 6 months. The licence holder must then re-sit their driving test and pass with VicRoads. This is where we come in and help you to get your Victorian Licence.

Our lesson Prices

LOYALTY BONUS: For anyone that passes on our business card and we receive a booking from it – you will receive 10% off your next lesson.

Gift Cards available upon request.

All payments must be in advance please.

Please note: 

All cancellations will need 24 hours notice or a cancellation fee of $50.00 will apply

All learners will be responsible for any traffic infringements, and damage to our vehicle during driving lesson (Insurance excess payable)

Frequently Asked Questions

City Driving ?

Hook Turns, Trams, Traffic, Pedestrians – all things that are in the city and things you need to learn how to drive with.

We teach you the art of a Hook Turn, how NOT to drive in front of a tram and how to manage Pedestrians “running for the lights”

Wet Road Learning ?

Like it or not, it rains, and all drivers need to know how to handle these conditions.

At some stage a driver of all levels will find themselves driving in the rain. The fundamental thing to realise is that wet-weather driving demands you drive much slower.

Exercise extreme caution if a deluge has followed a long dry spell. During a dry spell, engine oil and grease collects on the road. When it rains, the surface becomes slippery. Continued rain will eventually wash away the oil, but the first few hours are the most slippery so bear that in mind.

Drivers need to learn HOW to drive in these conditions.

Turn your headlights on
Drive in the tracks of a car ahead of you
Brake earlier and easier than normal
Avoid large puddles
Give trucks and buses extra distance
Traction and stability control are helpful on rain-soaked roads
How to manage aquaplaning if it happens
How to recover from a skid
In very heavy rain, STOP

Night Driving ?

Night driving is riskier than driving during the day because of the effect of tiredness and because it’s harder to see and judge things.

We teach you the safest ways to drive at night.

Payments ?

We Accept any of the following:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card (We have EFTPOS Facilities)
  • PayID to phone number
  • Bank Transfer – to be made prior to lesson

Have a different Question?

P Plate Restrictions

Are there special rules for us ?
Yes – Classifications from VicRoads are important – please read them carefully. We thank VicRoads for their input.
P1 Restrictions - RED ?

You must:

  • carry a driver licence when driving.
  • show Red P plates that can be seen from at least 20 metres away, on the front and back of your vehicle unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • a member of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) driving a vehicle for fire fighting operations
    • driving an ambulance service or a Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) vehicle for work.
  • have a zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  • drive an automatic vehicle and have an A condition on your licence if you were tested in one:
    • If you want to remove this restriction, visit licence conditions and refer to the A – Automatic transmission section for more information.

You can’t:

  • use a mobile phone of any kind (not even a hands-free, or hand-held to message) including a GPS
  • read any text messages
  • tow another vehicle or trailer unless:
    • in the course of your employment as requested by your employer
    • it’s solely used for agriculture, horticulture, dairy, pastoral, commercial fishing or similar
    • there’s a full licence driver sitting beside you
  • drive a probationary prohibited vehicle unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • driving the vehicle for work as requested by your employer
    • driving for your business or to and from the work place of that business, and there’s an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
    • learning to drive a heavy vehicle with a person who holds a full licence sitting beside you
    • granted an exemption from this restriction by VicRoads.

Peer passenger restriction

You can’t:

  • carry more than one peer passenger aged between 16 and less than 22 years old unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • driving an emergency vehicle for work
    • driving an emergency vehicle in line with any contract terms
    • driving with a full licence driver sitting beside you
    • granted an exemption from this restriction by VicRoads.
P2 Restrictions - GREEN ?

You must:

  • carry your P2 licence when driving
  • show Green P plates that can be seen from at least 20 metres away, on the front and back of your vehicle unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • a member of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) driving a vehicle for fire fighting operations
    • driving an ambulance service or a Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) vehicle for work
  • have a zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  • drive an automatic vehicle and have an A condition on your licence if you were tested in one
    • If you want to remove this restriction, visit licence conditions and refer to the A – Automatic transmission section for more information. 

You can’t:

  • use a mobile phone of any kind (not even a hands-free or hand-held to message) including a GPS
  • read any text messages
  • drive a probationary prohibited vehicle unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • driving the vehicle for work as requested by your employer
    • driving for your business or to and from the work place of that business, and there’s an active Australian Business Number (ABN) 
    • learning to drive a heavy vehicle with a person who holds a full licence sitting beside you
    • granted an exemption from this restriction by VicRoads.
Who Is A Peer Passenger ?

This is someone who’s at least 16 but less than 22 years old, but doesn’t include:

  • your spouse or domestic partner
  • your sibling or step-sibling.

You won’t need to get an exemption if you’re a P1 driver carrying the above listed people.

What if I'm a probationary driver from interstate?

The same probationary restrictions from your state will apply if you’re driving in Victoria. 

A P1 driver or corresponding novice driver must not drive a motor vehicle with more than one peer passenger. 

A peer passenger is a person who is at least 16 but less than 22 years of age, but does not include a person who is:

  • the spouse or domestic partner or
  • the sibling or step-sibling of the probationary P1 driver or corresponding novice driver. 

A corresponding novice driver is a person who holds a probationary or provisional licence issued by another jurisdiction or country and has held the licence for less than 12 months. 

It’s a good idea to visit information for tourists and check out the the road rules before you drive here.

Call Liz: 0409 431 046

Based: Glenroy | NORTHERN SUBURBS

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