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Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe Drivers



A crucial component of the Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) introduced in NSW in July 2000 was that all learner drivers must obtain a minimum number of hours of on-road supervised driving experience before sitting for the test to progress to the provisional (P1) licence. This driving experience must be documented in a Roads and Maritime Services Learner driver log book, and must demonstrate exposure to a range of road, weather and traffic conditions including night-time driving.

In order to provide practical advice about the role of supervising learner drivers and the value of on-road driving experience, Transport for NSW, in conjunction with local councils, provides the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe Drivers Workshops in Lane Cove.

Council runs two free workshops each year which provides practical advice on:

  • Supervising learner drivers
  • Completing the Learner driver log book
  • Understanding the benefits and safety aspects of supervised on-road driving practice
  • Understanding the licence conditions for learners and provisional licence holders
  • Completing 120 hours of supervised driving with a minimum of 20 hours night driving
  • Holding L plates for a minimum of one year before a provisional (P1) licence can be applied for

The workshop also highlights the important role a parent plays in establishing the parameters and support for provisional licence holders.

Next Workshop

Please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9911 3576 for information on when the next workshop is available.

For further information and the latest rule changes see below links:

Top 10 Misunderstood Road Rules in NSW

Understanding Your L P P Licence Conditions

Young drivers licence conditions