Practical Test

A Message from your Driving Examiner

*Q-SAFE is designed to evaluate your ability to drive safely and correctly in different driving situations which may include a variety of speed zones.

*I will be asking you to undertake a series of driving tasks throughout the assessment. You will be given clear directions in ample time.

*If I don’t give you any specific directions, please just follow the road and be directed by road signs, signals and road markings.

-You will be expected to perform the driving tasks when conditions are safe and in accordance with the road rules.

*If you have a mobile phone, please ensure it is switched off for the duration of this assessment.

-Please make any lane changes that are necessary to follow my directions.

-At no time during the assessment will I ask you to perform any driving tasks that are illegal.

-You may see me marking the report form during the assessment – please do not assume that an error has occurred.

-If your vehicle is fitted with blind spot mirrors you are still required to conduct shoulder checks to ensure there are no vehicles in the blind spot.

-Once the assessment has commenced I am unable to answer any questions that may influence your driving performance.

*If the vehicle is fitted with driver assist devices (for example GPS, speed alarms, park assist or easy start) please turn these devices off for the duration of the test.

*If no request to record has been made or consent was given:

-If you have a mobile phone. please ensure it switched off for the duration of this assessment.

*If consent to record has been given:

-Please ensure your recording device is facing outside the vehicle and in safe location, you will not Be able to access the device the device during the assessment.

-If using a device other than your mobile phone to record, Please ensure your mobile phone is Switched off the duration of the assessment

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Queensland driving test: Best centres to pass your test


An analysis of pass rates supplied by the Department of Main Roads and Transport reveals the average pass rate for drivers around the state sat at about 61 per cent
Queensland driving test: Best centres to pass your test
January 24, 2017 3:56pm
Jacinda TuttyThe Courier-Mail
FOR many learner drivers taking a driving test can be fraught with nerves and the misguided hope examiners will go easy.
But those who take their test in regional Queensland need not fret. It’s the best place to go if you want to pass your test with 100 per cent of drivers scraping a successful grade at Barcaldine, Winton and Blackall.
An analysis of pass rates supplied to The Courier Mail by the Department of Main Roads and Transport revealed the average pass rate for drivers around the state sat at about 61 per cent in the year from January 4, 2016 to December 30, 2016.
SCROLL DOWN TO SEE PASS RATES FOR EACH CENTRE
But that rate climbs significantly higher in regional areas where it hovers around 73 per cent.
Drivers in the south-east of the state did it a bit tougher with Toowong and Rosalie tying for the lowest pass rate of all south-east centres at 53 per cent.
The results are unlikely to come as a surprise to many new drivers, with some taking to Reddit to slam how tough the tests are in inner-city centres.
Sherwood is considered one of the toughest with a pedestrian crossing, school zone and railway crossing within 1km of the testing centre.
Redditors also said Rosalie is harsh on drivers with steep hill starts, highway merges and school zones near the centre.
But TMR denied some centres were easier on prospective drivers than others and insisted that each area grades the same.
“Pass and fail rates depend on the skill levels and driving experience of the people who sit the tests,” a department spokesman said.
“Our examiners ensure all tests are conducted in line with current policies and procedures.”
A further look at the data shows that even though the road from L Plates to P Plates was made more challenging after June 2015, when the State Government introduced sweeping changes to the test standards in an effort to prevent more youth drivers from dying on Queensland roads, pass rates remained unchanged at 61 per cent across the state.

Comparing the data with the six months before Q-Safe was introduced with the six months following, 26 of the 65 driving test centres pass rates actually increased, while six remained unchanged and a further 33 declined.
The new Q-Safe system grades drivers more on merging lanes at higher speeds and safely turning across oncoming traffic. It also has a zero tolerance for speeding.
The Newman government started the ball rolling in 2014 when they also introduced a pilot program for tough testing system which led to a 15 per cent increase in the fail rate following the changes.
FULL LIST OF SOUTHEAST QLD CENTRES CENTRE PASS RATE
Caboolture 61%
Caloundra 73%
Carseldine 58%
Maroochydore 71%
Nambour 61%
Redcliffe 60%
Rosalie 53%
Strathpine 63%
Tewantin 61%
Toowong 53%
Ipswich 68%
Logan 55%
Sherwood 60%
Southport 58%
Stradbroke Island 67%
Wynnum 60%
REGIONAL CENTRES
Agnes Water 67%
Barcaldine 100%
Biloela 65%
Blackall 100%
Blackwater 79%

  • Wynnum Tmr Centre
    Wynnum Tmr Centre
    139 Tingal Road Wynnum Qld 4178
  • Carseldine Tmr Centre
    Carseldine Tmr Centre
    532 Beams Road Carseldine Qld 4034
  • Wynnum Tmr Centre
    Wynnum Tmr Centre
    139 Tingal Road Wynnum Qld 4178
  • Sherwood Test Centre
    Sherwood Test Centre
    14 Primrose St, Sherwood QLD 4075
  • Roslie Test Centre
    Roslie Test Centre
    109 Beck St Paddington, Queensland
  • Roslie Test Centre
    Roslie Test Centre
    109 Beck St Paddington, Queensland
  • Roslie Test Centre
    Roslie Test Centre
    109 Beck St Paddington, Queensland
  • Greenslopes Test Centre
    Greenslopes Test Centre
    Greenslopes Shopping Mall 700 Logan Road, Corner Plimsoll Street Greenslopes Qld 4120