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Parents of Learner Drivers Workshops


FREE workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers

Lane Cove Council provides free workshops for parents and supervisors of learner drivers. The workshops offer parents and supervisors practical advice on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers.

The course covers topics such as how to use the Learner Driver Log Book, how to plan driving sessions, how to deal with difficulties that may arise during driving practice and the importance of giving the learner constructive feedback.

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The two hour course, Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers, offered parents and supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.

“New rules for learner drivers now mean that there is a new minimum of one year on ‘L’ plates and an increase to 120 hours of supervised driving, including a mandatory 20 hours of night-time driving”, said Council's Road Safety Officer, Rebecca Henderson.“A more rigorous driving test has also been introduced, focusing on hazard perception and driver reactions. These changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme are all about reducing the crash rate for young drivers. Parents and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer, and that is why the RMS has developed a course to better support them”.

The course covered topics such as:

  • New laws for learner and P-plate drivers.
  • How to use the new Learner Driver Log Book
  • How to plan on-road driving sessions.

“Parents and supervisors who have attended this course found it boosted their confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them to share experiences with other parents and supervisors”, Ms Henderson said.

The next 'Helping Learner Drivers' Workshop will be held:

29 July 2014

6:30 - 8:30pm

Bookings for the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers course are essential and can be made by calling Rebecca Henderson from Lane Cove Council on 9911 3576 or emailing

The RMS website also has additional information on Young and New Drivers


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