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VIC - Sandown Raceway (Sold out)

14 Sep, 2019

Overview


Driving Safety

Teaching vital driving and safety principles, skills and behaviours.

Overview


Driving Safety

Teaching vital driving and safety principles, skills and behaviours.

First Gear is designed to help save lives. Developed specifically for the younger driver (17 to 24 years*), the drive day addresses the attitudes and behaviours that affect young drivers when they take to the road. As most accidents start long before the actual collision, under the focused guidance of our professional driving instructors, you will learn to understand, recognize, avoid risks and handle critical driving situations. This drive day will raise your awareness of typical dangerous situations and ensure you develop a new understanding of the vehicle and your skills, keeping you safer on the road.  
 

$350

- Incl. GST
- Half-day program
- Including lunch and afternoon tea

Schedule

- 11.45am registration
- 12.00pm lunch
- 1.00pm driver briefing
- 1.30pm on track
- 5.00pm finish

 

You will learn
What you need to know
  • Correct seating and driving position including mirror setup
  • Understanding modern motor vehicle technology
  • Understanding vehicle capabilities
  • Recognising risks
  • Avoiding dangers
  • Handling critical driving situations
  • Emergency braking practice
  • Brake and avoid techniques
  • Recognising loss of control on the road (skid pan)
  • Recognising stopping distances relevant to driving conditions
  • Experiencing how different sized vehicles respond
  • Open to Mercedes-Benz and non Mercedes-Benz owners.
  • Participation available to drivers between 17 years and 24 years who hold a valid probationary or full licence.
  • Participants do not drive their own cars.
  • Experience and drive models across the Mercedes-Benz range, including an Actros truck.

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Programmes

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Programmes

  • Upcoming

    VIC - Sandown Raceway (Sold out)

    14 Sep, 2019

    First Gear Upcoming Progammes

    VIC - Sandown Raceway (Sold out)

    14 Sep, 2019

    Saturday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

    Saturday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

    QLD - Mt Cotton

    25 Sep, 2019

    First Gear Upcoming Progammes

    QLD - Mt Cotton

    25 Sep, 2019

    Wednesday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

    Wednesday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

  • VIC

    VIC - Sandown Raceway (Sold out)

    14 Sep, 2019

    First Gear Upcoming Progammes

    VIC - Sandown Raceway (Sold out)

    14 Sep, 2019

    Saturday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

    Saturday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

  • NSW

    NSW - Sydney Motorsport Park

    22 Aug, 2019

    First Gear Upcoming Progammes

    NSW - Sydney Motorsport Park

    22 Aug, 2019

    Thursday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

    Thursday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

  • QLD

    QLD - Mt Cotton

    25 Sep, 2019

    First Gear Upcoming Progammes

    QLD - Mt Cotton

    25 Sep, 2019

    Wednesday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

    Wednesday | 11.45am - 5pm

    $350 incl. GST

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