AMS Driving School


Driving School Sydney

In the technology age, there is currently an epidemic of distracted drivers on the road. New drivers, and youths in particular, are accustomed to doing several things at once, and the preponderance of smartphones and MP3 players caters to this habit. Distracted drivers are the leading cause of traffic accidents in Australia.


Clearly, this is not safe driving. Operating a motor vehicle takes a good deal of energy to achieve safely, and is not something to be shared among several different devices and priorities. It is common knowledge among insurers and accident inspectors that distracted drivers account for a disproportionate among of traffic accidents these days.


At AMS, we take pains to ensure that we instil safe driving habits in our students. We preach a methodology of preparedness in our students: we believe that while technical devices have a role within the cabin, this is not an active role.


Most of our technological devices can easily be programmed to serve their purpose before shifting the car out of park. If you’re in need of navigation, programme it in the driveway. Create a playlist for the length of your trip the night before. Ensure that you are well-fed, well rested, and that you aren’t going to be in desperate need of a coffee at the halfway point.


At AMS Driving School, we teach Sydney drivers how to operate their vehicles with a degree of car and devotion to safety. We feel that each driver we educate who exhibits these traits serves our fine name better than any marketing. Let us take care of the early stages of your driving career.

Tips for driving test

Many people fails their driving test at first attempt and some of them requires more than three/four attempts to pass the test. Among them, some are very good drivers with 3/4 years of driving experience. So, what are the reasons of failing ? Is it nervousness, or some other reasons that make people unsuccessful at their driving test ?


Many people comes to me after failing their driving test and I help them correcting their mistakes. After few lessons they passes their test eventually. I will go through all the usual mistakes people make and how to correct them. If you are preparing for driving test, you might find this useful.


Talk to the testing officer

You can talk to the testing officer. Say hi or hallo and small talk depending on his or her mood. Try to make an easy environment in the car. If you are nervous, small talk might help to ease it. But, make sure you do not lost your focus when talking. If you are unsure about any instruction, ask politely.


Easy driving

People makes mistakes because of nervousness. Of course, you cannot help it. Try to drive with your reflex. Driving is kinaesthetic memory. That means, it is muscle memory. Let your hands and legs, eyes do the job. Do not take extra pressure by thinking what will happen if you fail.


Kerbside parking

This is a must. The testing officer will ask you to do a kerbside parking during the test. In kerbside parking, you have to signal left and directly go to the kerb and park within 500 mm parallel to the kerb. The common mistake is not checking blind spot on left side before go the park. If you do not check, it is a observation error.


Reverse parking

You will get either reverse parking or three point turn in the test. I am not going to the details of reverse parking. The common mistake people makes are not doing necessary traffic checks before starting their parking. Also you must look backwards over your left shoulder during the manoeuvre. And you must stop if any other car is overtaking from behind.


Three point turn

Common mistakes people makes are, not signalling properly, traffic checks and looking backwards during reversing. So the steps are, signal left, check blind spot and go to the left kerb. stop close and parallel to the kerbside. How close to kerbside depends on the width of the road. Put on right signal, check traffic and blind spot and proceed to right kerb. stop before the kerb and reverse looking over your left shoulder. Reverse until you got the space to clear out. Check traffic left and right before proceed to the road. You must follow exact steps to do the three point turn.



The most important part of driving test and main reason of failing the test. People often do not understand how poor is their observation skill. When people come to me after failing the driving test, I asked them to drive 10/15 min, for assessment. And First thing I noticed is no checking of mirror at all. When I asked why you are not checking the mirror? They simply surprised. Do I need to check the mirror ?


That’s why the mirrors are for. You need to check the rear vision mirror regularly, so you know whats happening behind you. You also check mirror before slow down or changing direction. Look left and right if you driving in multi lane road. Look in the distance and scan traffic. When going through any intersection with green lights, try to look left and right. Red light does not guarantee that any will not come through.


Observation is not about passing the driving test, it is about driving safely. If you look, you can see the danger ahead and save yourself.


Stop Sign

Specially international drivers who wants to convert their licence to Australian, make mistakes with this. They come to a stop, but rolled over before complete stop. You must stop completely before the white continuous line. No roll over. After stopping you can edge forward for better view. No need to count three. That’s unnecessary.


Maintain distance when driving and stopping

Maintain 3 seconds gap from the front car while driving. Increase gap when it is raining. This is mandatory. You also maintain at least one meter gap when stopped. Specially careful when the traffic is very bad.



The testing officers are very strict about speeding. Even driving 1 kilo meter over the speed limit is a fail. So, try to stay at least below 7/8 kilo meter of the speed limit. This will give you chance to adjust your error. Also, if your test is in school time, careful about driving at 40 at school zone.



You must signal left before exiting from the round about. This is a new rule. If it is a single lane roundabout, for right turn, signal right at the beginning and signal left just before exiting from the roundabout. Going straight and left are normal signal as usual.


I tried to cover everything you need to do at the driving test. Driving is muscle memory. So, you should practice all those tips regularly before attempting the test. Finally, If you have driving test ahead, good luck.

How to find a good driving school

What do you have to do to find a good driving school? Now a days searching online is a good option. The key words, you can use to search,are very important. Some of the key words are, best driving school Sydney, driving lessons Sydney, driving instructor Sydney, driving classes Sydney or simply driving school Sydney. If you want a local driving school, you can use your own suburb in the key words. such as driving school Bankstown or driving school Canterbury. This will reduce the number of search.


But still, this search will give you tons of driving schools website. Now the hard part is to find the right driving school from them. Here are some useful tips to find a good one.


  1. Read the content of the website. Almost every driving school claims that they are the best in the market. Read carefully their mission, goals or credibility through RTA website. Please, do not read the success stories. They are just stories.
  2. Check the accreditation. If the school has accreditation from RTA. Their instructors are qualified and experienced and accredited.
  3. It is important that the instructor has all the insurance needed. It tells you that the instructor is professional or not.
  4. Read reviews about school in the business directory or online. Not their website.


So, searching with key words “best driving school Sydney”, driving school Sydney, driving lessons Sydney, is just the beginning. May be you would like to give a try to any school. You always have the option to cancel after first lesson, if you really do not like the school. So do not go into long term contract over the phone.


Make a booking for single or introductory lesson. Most of the school has discount rate for introductory lesson. Make long term contract after you really like the instructor.