HOW IT WORKS

You’ll move through ten stations, with each using hands-on techniques to fine tune specific driving skills. Check out a few of the stations below.
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ABOUT THE DAY

Some things you need to know

  • Cost to do the programme is only $49.00
  • You'll spend the day at the venue from 9.15am till 5pm.
  • Please bring your, learners, restricted or full license.
  • We will provide you with Domino's Pizza for lunch 
  • You will need to bring your own vehicle (with current registration, warrant of fitness and insurance). Whilst you’ll get a chance to experience the latest technology and vehicle safety innovations in a Holden vehicle, it’s important that you understand the capability of your own car, and how it responds in different situations. That’s why many of the exercises on the day are conducted in the car you’re learning to drive in.
  •  Before you arrive please remove any loose items that may move around in your vehicle i.e water bottles, shoes etc. You will be experiencing the likes of emergency braking hence loose objects in the car are not permitted.
  • Your parent (or guardian) is required to attend with you– this is important as we want to make sure the learning continues after you leave the Holden Street Smart day.

EMERGENCY BRAKING

Learning how to brake safely in an emergency could save your life. This station will give you an understanding of how speed affects your ability to brake, by getting you to stop a vehicle at both 50kph and 100kph. You might be surprised by the difference in stopping distance.

 Key Takeaways

  • Braking technique
  • Reaction Time
  • Safe Stopping Distances

CRASH AVOIDANCE - SAFE FOLLOWING DISTANCES

A big part of driving is being aware of other people on the road. This station will teach you the dangers of following too close and equip you with a simple rule to help manage safe following distances.

Key Takeaways

  • Safe Following Distances
  • The Two Second Rule
  • Collision Risk

CRASH AVOIDANCE - HEAD ON CRASH

Head on collisions are often deadly, so understanding how to avoid them is super important. This station will demonstrate how quickly oncoming vehicles close the gap when approaching, and teach you how to keep this in mind when overtaking.

 Key Takeaways

  • Collision Risk
  • Safe Overtaking
  • Risk Management


LOW SPEED MANEUVERING

When driving in urban areas you’ll often be required to control your vehicle at low speeds. This station will help you to successfully perform a range of low speed maneuvers that you are likely to need on a daily basis.

Key Takeaways

  • Intersection Technique
  • Roundabouts
  • Reversing
“I think it will definitely save my life.”
Holly, Hamilton