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About GEOLYN

Welcome to GeoLyn Driving School. DIA Accreditation.

I am George Griffiths – Owner/Operator. I am happily married with two adult children, a grand daughter who is the apple of my eye and a four legged furry child. I have been driving the local school bus for 15 years.

In 2008, I became a mentor in the L2P Moreland Program as a volunteer mentor  for underprivileged young people to help them get their Drivers Licence. I have enjoyed the 8 years doing this and decided to venture out for myself.

Doing this mentoring program, it opened up a burning desire for me to help people of all ages to become good, safe, competent drivers, so I decided to become a Driving Instructor.

To all learners – of all ages –  a good client and trainer focused team environment. My soul purpose is to make sure that my learners get my full undivided attention. My aim is to teach all learners how to drive safely and how to be safe on our roads.

 

Special Thanks to SignArts for the signage on our car

Your One-Stop Driving School

What ever the conditions are – you need to learn how to drive in them.

At GeoLyn Driving School we don’t just teach you “enough” to pass the test. We teach you to Drive to Survive.

 

What We Teach

  • City Driving
  • Suburban Driving
  • Country Roads
  • Freeway / Highway Driving
  • Dry / Wet Weather
  • Night Driving

Learning to drive on country roads is just as important as city and suburban roads. I have been asked, how can you do country driving? My answer is simple, I offer a half day or full day package, with stops in between. I take learners on  different country roads with hills, bends, dips, overtaking lanes and towns with various speed limits. These trips are usually taken with my wife onboard as a backseat passenger.

International Drivers Licence Welcome

Please note: Drivers holding an international drivers licence can only use their licence for 6 months. The licence holder must then re-sit their driving test and pass with VicRoads. This is where we come in and help you to get your Victorian Licence.

We are members of Keys to Drive and Road Smart Program

Our lesson Prices

Gift Cards available upon request.

All payments must be in advance please.

Please note: 

All cancellations will need 24 hours notice or a cancellation fee of $50.00 will apply

All learners will be responsible for any traffic infringements, and damage to our vehicle during driving lesson (Insurance excess payable)

Our Happy Drivers

Some of our happy drivers after passing their test

Alorah passed her Drivers Test –  19-02-2020
Happy Birthday Alorah

First Student under my official title as Driving Instructor!

Amani passed her Drivers Test –  28-01-2020
Happy Birthday Amani

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Teach County Driving ?

I take learners on different country roads with hills, bends, dips, overtaking lanes and towns with various speed limits, in and out of towns.

Most new drivers want to do the “ROAD TRIP” and yet have no idea how to drive on these roads.

At GeoLyn we want our drivers to learn all facets of driving.

** Half Day or Full Day Packages, with stops in between. Please Contact Us for pricing

Wet Road Learning ?

Like it or not, it rains, and all drivers need to know how to handle these conditions.

At some stage a driver of all levels will find themselves driving in the rain. The fundamental thing to realise is that wet-weather driving demands you drive much slower.

Exercise extreme caution if a deluge has followed a long dry spell. During a dry spell, engine oil and grease collects on the road. When it rains, the surface becomes slippery. Continued rain will eventually wash away the oil, but the first few hours are the most slippery so bear that in mind.

Drivers need to learn HOW to drive in these conditions.

Turn your headlights on
Drive in the tracks of a car ahead of you
Brake earlier and easier than normal
Avoid large puddles
Give trucks and buses extra distance
Traction and stability control are helpful on rain-soaked roads
How to manage aquaplaning if it happens
How to recover from a skid
In very heavy rain, STOP

City Driving ?

Hook Turns, Trams, Traffic, Pedestrians – all things that are in the city and things you need to learn how to drive with.

We teach you the art of a Hook Turn, how NOT to drive in front of a tram and how to manage Pedestrians “running for the lights”

Night Driving ?

Night driving is riskier than driving during the day because of the effect of tiredness and because it’s harder to see and judge things.

We teach you the safest ways to drive at night.

Payments ?

We Accept any of the following:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card (We have EFTPOS Facilities)
  • PayID to phone number
  • Bank Transfer – to be made prior to lesson

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Reviews

“George thank you so much for such a lovely mentoring. Learned a lot from you in such a short span of time. We will be in touch. 🙂🙂

Sangita Sibakoti

“I’d been absolutely terrified to drive and experienced crippling nerves whenever I sat behind the wheel. I hadn’t had much luck with my own family members teaching me to drive because they couldn’t sympathise or understand why I was so uneasy. I had also undergone a bad experience with an RACV certified driving teacher, who rushed me into going for my test.

George was so kind and warm in comparison. He took me in with great patience and reassurance. He assured me I would be able to earn my licence, and he was prepared to take plenty of time with me until I felt confident enough to take the test. He took me through a range of scenarios and driving conditions to make sure I was confident to drive solo; he didn’t just take me through the same route over and over. He truly strives to make you a good driver for the long term.

He was so accommodating to my circumstances and would make the trip to me when I moved.

A kind natured soul; the perfect person I needed to help me achieve my goals. I would recommend his driving school to anyone”

Claudia Leahy

P Plate Restrictions

Are there special rules for us ?
Yes – Classifications from VicRoads are important – please read them carefully. We thank VicRoads for their input.
P1 Restrictions - RED ?

You must:

  • carry a driver licence when driving.
  • show Red P plates that can be seen from at least 20 metres away, on the front and back of your vehicle unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • a member of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) driving a vehicle for fire fighting operations
    • driving an ambulance service or a Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) vehicle for work.
  • have a zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  • drive an automatic vehicle and have an A condition on your licence if you were tested in one:
    • If you want to remove this restriction, visit licence conditions and refer to the A – Automatic transmission section for more information.

You can’t:

  • use a mobile phone of any kind (not even a hands-free, or hand-held to message) including a GPS
  • read any text messages
  • tow another vehicle or trailer unless:
    • in the course of your employment as requested by your employer
    • it’s solely used for agriculture, horticulture, dairy, pastoral, commercial fishing or similar
    • there’s a full licence driver sitting beside you
  • drive a probationary prohibited vehicle unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • driving the vehicle for work as requested by your employer
    • driving for your business or to and from the work place of that business, and there’s an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
    • learning to drive a heavy vehicle with a person who holds a full licence sitting beside you
    • granted an exemption from this restriction by VicRoads.

Peer passenger restriction

You can’t:

  • carry more than one peer passenger aged between 16 and less than 22 years old unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • driving an emergency vehicle for work
    • driving an emergency vehicle in line with any contract terms
    • driving with a full licence driver sitting beside you
    • granted an exemption from this restriction by VicRoads.
P2 Restrictions - GREEN ?

You must:

  • carry your P2 licence when driving
  • show Green P plates that can be seen from at least 20 metres away, on the front and back of your vehicle unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • a member of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) driving a vehicle for fire fighting operations
    • driving an ambulance service or a Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) vehicle for work
  • have a zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  • drive an automatic vehicle and have an A condition on your licence if you were tested in one
    • If you want to remove this restriction, visit licence conditions and refer to the A – Automatic transmission section for more information. 

You can’t:

  • use a mobile phone of any kind (not even a hands-free or hand-held to message) including a GPS
  • read any text messages
  • drive a probationary prohibited vehicle unless you’re:
    • a member of the police force driving a vehicle for work
    • driving the vehicle for work as requested by your employer
    • driving for your business or to and from the work place of that business, and there’s an active Australian Business Number (ABN) 
    • learning to drive a heavy vehicle with a person who holds a full licence sitting beside you
    • granted an exemption from this restriction by VicRoads.
Who Is A Peer Passenger ?

This is someone who’s at least 16 but less than 22 years old, but doesn’t include:

  • your spouse or domestic partner
  • your sibling or step-sibling.

You won’t need to get an exemption if you’re a P1 driver carrying the above listed people.

What if I'm a probationary driver from interstate?

The same probationary restrictions from your state will apply if you’re driving in Victoria. 

A P1 driver or corresponding novice driver must not drive a motor vehicle with more than one peer passenger. 

A peer passenger is a person who is at least 16 but less than 22 years of age, but does not include a person who is:

  • the spouse or domestic partner or
  • the sibling or step-sibling of the probationary P1 driver or corresponding novice driver. 

A corresponding novice driver is a person who holds a probationary or provisional licence issued by another jurisdiction or country and has held the licence for less than 12 months. 

It’s a good idea to visit information for tourists and check out the the road rules before you drive here.

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