English Conversation Class – VIC ROADS

English Conversation Class – VIC ROADS

On Friday 21 June English class students and tutors enjoyed an informative presentation from two VicRoad’s staff members, Priya and Carol, on Road Rules, Safety, and what is required to apply for a Licence. 

They outlined the services VicRoads provide and where to go for the various services and assistance. 

Emphasis was placed on road safety, in particular the use of mobile phones while driving, which is illegal. 

We are indebted to these two ladies for the time spent with us and the helpful information provided. 

Helen

Safe driving tips included: 

  • Consider putting your phone on silent and out of reach, or turn it off. 
  • Divert all calls to voicemail. 
  • Pull over safely and park to make or receive a call. 
  • Plan breaks in your trip for phone calls. 
  • Tell your family and friends not to call when you know you’ll be driving. 
  • If you are using your phone hands free, warn callers you are driving and may have to end the call. 
  • Don’t make calls in heavy traffic, poor road conditions or bad weather.  Pull over safely and park to make or receive a call. 
  • Plan breaks in your trip for phone calls. 
  • Tell your family and friends not to call when you know you’ll be driving. 
  • If you are using your phone hands free, warn callers you are driving and may have to end the call. 
  • Don’t make calls in heavy traffic, poor road conditions or bad weather. 
  • Never look up phone numbers. 
  • Never read or send text messages. 
  • Don’t use Smartwatches or other similar devices. 
  • Remember, taking your eyes off the road for 2 seconds or more doubles your crash risk. 

A mobile phone can be important in an emergency. If you need to use your mobile phone to call for help, stop and park safely