There’s an old saying that has more than an ounce of truth in it: we will never own up to being a dreadful driver or a lousy lover!

Of course, if we are prepared to admit to one of these, there is always something we can do to improve our ability – and going to a defensive driving school is a move in the right direction!

Very few of us would ever get into a plane with an inexperienced pilot, so why get into a car with an inexperienced driver – or be one ourselves? Basic licence training is just the start of becoming a good driver.

The first step toward real driver safety is learning the best driving techniques and Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast is a defensive driving school offering a range of courses that can give drivers the training solutions they need.

Owned by Bathurst-winning racer, Paul Morris, Norwell Motorplex also offers corporate packages for companies that want staff members to improve their driving skills.

None of us can ever predict what other drivers are going to do, and Australia’s road toll suggests most of us have much more to learn if we want to keep our families and ourselves safe. Going to a defensive driving school is part of the answer.

Norwell Motorplex teaches a range of life-saving skills for drivers of all ages and all ability levels, from teenagers who have yet to gain their licence, through to CAMS race licence testing.

According to Morris’ team of experienced instructors at this long-established and highly respected defensive driving school, the first step towards driver safety is learning the best attitude – then focussing on the driving techniques.

Courses start with the basics, for those who are inexperienced drivers or who are aware they need to expand their driving ability. Topics covered by the defensive driving school team include driver posture and stability, general road issues, control techniques such as steering and cornering paths, information intake and controlled relaxation.

Those skills will help drivers avoid accidents and the associated repair bills and increase in insurance premiums. While that in itself makes the investment in a defensive driving school course cost-effective, the techniques help drivers to keep out of trouble, or to get out of situations caused by others.

In other words, they’re skills that could help save your life, or the lives of others. You can’t put a price on that.

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