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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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Motorcycle Safety

Performance Driving Australia are leaders when it comes to defensive driving – but we also love our motorcycles. So here are some valuable tips to stay safe when on two wheels thanks to the team at Hussey Fraser Solicitors in Dublin Remember to check left, right and bike before pulling...

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The danger of experts

Have you ever noticed that since the introduction of Facebook – and the internet in general – content experts appear from all corners. With helpful advice, tips and techniques – often when you have not even asked for them! When it comes to driving – the topics are limitless –...

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Bicycle Rules – Keep a gap

NEW Bicycle Rules – Driver’s Must Give Way! Drivers will be required to give a minimum of one metre when passing a cyclist where the speed limit is 60km/h or less or 1.5 metres where the speed limit is over 60km/h. This law came into effect on 25 October 2015....

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Ah Hoy Sailors!

Ah Hoy Sailors! FLOOD DRIVING TIPS It is almost crazy to have to put this up – but we have had massive down pours in Tasmania in the last 48 hours with severe flooding. Ever year – lives are put at risk by drivers who seem to get confused between...

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Road Safety – Not so much about the actual road!

Safer Roads DON’T Save Lives A recent meeting attended by Performance Driving Australia, Managing Director Mark Butcher highlighted the common belief that ‘dangerous’ roads are the leading cause of serious crashes in Australia. The meeting was held as part of Tasmania’s road safety task force – Towards Zero program (www.towardszero.tas.gov.au)....

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