Learning to Drive
DriveSmart is a free program which helps you practice your skills and become a more experienced and safer driver as you work towards getting your probationary licence.
DriveSmart is an online training tool designed to accelerate learning of skills needed for safe driving - particularly those relating to hazard perception and concentration - with the ultimate aim of helping reduce the number of young people killed or injured on our roads.
DriveSmart is designed to support the on-road driving experience for learner drivers, it is the perfect partner to getting hands-on experience in a car. The program includes challenges for learners with 20+ hours of supervised driving practice and 50+ hours of supervised driving practice.
What can users expect in the DriveSmart program?
- Users can sign up with their Facebook or email address
- Real-world videos
- A focus on unprotected road users
- Fun story-based groups of challenges called ‘Episodes’
- Mobile-optimised program
- Program also available with Chinese text and limited audio
The program is based on three years of research by MUARC (the Monash University Accident Research Centre) using state-of-the-art driving simulators.
Many of the techniques used in DriveSmart have been adapted from techniques used to train air force pilots.
Scientific studies have shown that completing the DriveSmart program helps develop safer driving skills and that it is important to keep with the program to get the best results.