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Helping learner drivers become safer drivers

18 February, 2022Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host an online road safety workshop designed to increase knowledge and confidence in supervisors of learner drivers.

Council’s Road Safety Officer, Brian Speed, 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,” he said.

The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe Drivers 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 Mr Speed.

Learner drivers are also encouraged to attend.

The two-hour workshop will commence at 6 pm online via Zoom on Tuesday 8 March 2022.

For further information, or to register, visit wsc.nsw.gov.au/events or contact Council’s Road Safety Officer on phone 4868 0888.

Registrations close 5 pm, Tuesday 1 March 2022.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s free Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe Drivers is supported by Transport for NSW.