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Workplace Driving – Policy and Procedures

Have you got a plan for your employees that drive? Driver training is an effective way to keep your team safe on the roads – however there are some other important factors to consider when creating a safe environment for your team and most of these are either overlooked or...

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Elide Fire Ball – Save your car and yourself!

FIRE BALLS This month we are slightly off track – and talking about Fire. In fact if you ever end up off track – there is a chance that this may happen – or in some cases – even on track we have seen fires occur. Performance Driving Australia is...

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Shift Work and Safe Driving

Many industries in Australia have adopted shift work rosters to increase productivity and maximise utilisation of equipment/resources on projects. Mining / Civil Construction both come to mind first – but many other industries also engage shift workers. Employers must always consider the safety of workers when both on-site and when...

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Broken Hill 4WD Training

Performance Driving Australia has spent the last few days delivering 4WD Training in Broken Hill – in outback NSW. With plenty of red dirt, dry creek beds and dusty conditions – driving in outback conditions requires special attention to the conditions and appreciation of the limitations of 4WD vehicles that...

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Braking – When stopping makes you go quicker!

BRAKING – How and why and almost importantly – when! We find that one of the biggest gains to be had with new track drivers is using the brakes effectively. Drivers who brake correctly obtain better lap times – because they are carrying speed for longer, transferring weight evenly and...

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Sequential Gearbox Tips for all!

Our Lamborghini Gallardo has a Hollinger 6 Speed sequential gearbox fitted and so we think its a good time to cover how these gear boxes work. These gearboxes are non synchromesh and have straight cut gears. They are featured in nearly all modern race cars now including the V8 supercars....

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PDA Young Gun Targets Championship

Performance Driving Australia‚Äôs (PDA) youngest trainer, Aidan Peterson (20), will compete in the Scottsdale Classic Rally in Tasmania this weekend. Aidan has an impressive driving resume, having won his class in the Tasmanian Rally Championship each year since 2014, including his debut year whilst still on his learner permit.  ...

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Been there done that – We have more!!

We continue to deliver PDA Defensive Driving and 4WD programs weekly Australia wide – and we are passionate about creating safer drivers on our roads, however we have recently observed more and more of the participants attending have completed a program in the past. PDA offer a range of programs...

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Hands Free Safety

How safe is Hands Free? For a long time now the use of Mobile Phones while driving has been banned. More recently it has been shown that even handsfree/blue tooth devices are still a considerable factor in road crash statistics. It has been estimated that at any moment – 9%...

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What is DRIFT mode?

What is DRIFT mode? And why are the media so excited about it! If you have watched the news this last week you would have seen a lot of excited ‘road safety experts’ going on about the new Ford Focus RS that comes with a “Drift” mode. https://twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne/status/753508450173190144 The experts...

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