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Helping learner drivers become safer drivers

27 September, 2018Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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Learner Drivers in front of car

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host two free road safety events designed to help learner drivers become safer drivers.

Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, explained that parents and supervisors play a vital role in providing young drivers with the experience they need to be safe on our roads.

“As rules, regulations and technology change, teaching our youngest road users the skills, knowledge and correct training methods to progress through the NSW Graduated Licensing Scheme is crucial,” she said.

The Graduated Licensing Scheme Parent Workshop identifies key components of low-risk driving and highlights the importance of positive feedback. It also explores the role of parents in establishing parameters and support for provisional license holders, helping to create a positive environment for both the supervisor and learner driver.

“Parents and supervisors who have attended this workshop 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,” said Ms Lausz.

Learner drivers are also encouraged to attend.

The two-hour workshop will commence at 6pm at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre Theatrette on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

The second workshop is the practical Log Book Run designed to expose learner drivers to new driving scenarios. Participants will discuss important tips for rural driving and have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with local Police Officers.  Lunch will also be provided.

“The Log Book Run is the perfect opportunity for learner drivers to cover some of the many topics included in the Learner Driver Log Book and clock up some valuable driving experience,” said Ms Lausz.

Learner drivers must be accompanied by their supervisors and have at least 25 hours recorded in their Learner Log Book to participate.

The workshop will commence at 10am at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre on Sunday 21 October 2018.

Bookings for both events are essential. Council’s Civic Centre is located at 68 Elizabeth Street in Moss Vale.

For further information visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au or contact Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer on phone 4868 0888.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s free GLS Parent Workshops and Learner Log Book Runs are supported by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).