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THE SYSTEM of VEHICLE CONTROL.
The NT's on-road driving test is based on "the System".
What is it, and how is it implemented in day-to-day driving?.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING.
Defensive driving is driving in a manner to reduce as much as possible, the risk of crashing.
This page outlines some tips to get you started.

ROUNDABOUTS.
Information on various roundabout types in the NT, the rules, giving way, how to signal, signage etc.

DIVIDED ROADS.
There is usually some confusion on what steering line to take when turning into & out of roads divided with a median strip.
This page gives information on preferred steering lines and the best way to position your car in the centre gap.

SKIP SHIFTING.
Skip shifting is required to be taught on the NT's DTAL logbook program.
Nothing probably polarises opinion more than this gear-changing technique, so what is it and what are the pros & cons?

CRUISE CONTROLS.
Cruise Control is provided in many new cars these days, standard or as an option.
It is a great driver's aid but beware - cruise controls can bite.

EFFECTIVE BRAKING (3-STAGE BRAKE TECHNIQUE).
Using the "3-stage braking" technique will allow smooth safe braking without your passengers reaching for aan imaginary brake pedal in gront of them!

ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS (ABS).
ABS is standard in many new cars these days.
Does your car's ABS give you a shorter stopping distance compared to the same car without ABS?

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