FREE workshop for parents and supervisors of learner
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
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.
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
“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
- 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:
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
RMS website also has additional information on Young and New Drivers
Keys2drive program with accredited
professional driving instructor
Keys2drive - an Australian Government-funded program is providing
learner drivers and their parents/supervisors with a free driving lesson with a
keys2drive accredited professional driving instructor.
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