Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers Workshops

Published on 15 May 2019

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Parents and supervisors of local learner drivers are encouraged to attend a free workshop to be held in Tumut and Tumbarumba in May this year.

Funded by the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) the free ninety minute workshops are designed for those who supervise learner drivers, including parents, carers and family supervisors. Council’s Road Safety Officer and a representative from RMS will run the sessions.

Council’s Director of Assets and Infrastructure Matt Christensen said the aim of the sessions is to provide a better understanding of what leaner driver supervisors can do to help young learners be safer and better drivers.

“Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer,” Mr Christensen said.  “It has been found that if a learner driver is provided with a variety of driving experiences during their lessons they are less likely to be involved in a road crash when they first gain their license”.

The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop offers parents, carers and supervisors of learner drivers a better understanding of all the simple steps on how to teach a learner driver to drive safely.

The workshop covers topics such as; the new licence conditions for learner and P-plate drivers, how to use the Learner Driver Logbook, the benefits of on-road driving sessions and tips on supervising a learner driver.

The workshop also reinforces the important role of families in providing on-going support for young drivers in the early years of driving.

“Parents and supervisors who have attended this workshop in the past have found that it boosted their confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them to share their experiences with other parents and supervisors,” Mr Christensen said.

The workshops will be held in Tumut and Tumbarumba on the following days:

  • Tumut – Wednesday 22 May, 5.15pm to 7.00pm at the Tumut High School Resource Centre.
  • Tumbarumba – Thursday 23 May, 5.15pm to 7.00pm at the Tumbarumba High School Library.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Council’s Road Safety Officer Anthony Carroll on 0437 908 262 or email [email protected]

 

Further information about the Graduated Licensing Scheme can be found on the Roads Maritime Services website www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/driver/learner

 

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