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Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

24 June, 2015Posted in: Community, Events
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Learner Drivers in front of car

Teaching a young person to drive can be a daunting task, but an upcoming hands-on driving event may help parents of learner drivers prepare their teenagers for safer driving experiences.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, said parents and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play in contributing to help make our roads safer.

“Introducing your learner to as much driving time as possible ‘in real driving situations’ is imperative to any young driver in improving their confidence, driving skills and knowledge,” Ms Lausz said. “But so too is varying the different conditions they may encounter on the road.”

“This includes driving in a range of traffic conditions including fog, rain, and at dusk.

“However, as rules and regulations change, not everyone is confident about teaching our youngest road users the skills and knowledge to progress through the NSW Graduated Licensing Scheme,” Ms Lausz added.

The NSW Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) requires all learner drivers to obtain a minimum amount of documented supervised driving experience.

“Consequently, Council is again holding a free Logbook Run at the end of the week,” Ms Lausz said.

The free Log Book Run will be held this Sunday 28 June from 10.00am leaving Moss Vale.

“The Log Book Run is a great 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 hours,” Ms Lausz added.

Bookings for the event are essential.

For further information contact Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer on phone 4868 0809 or via email at melanie.lausz@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Council holds multiple Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) Parent Workshops and Logbook Runs each year in a bid to help our Shire’s young drivers gain more experience and help prepare them for solo driving.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s free Log Book Runs are supported by the Roads and Maritime Services.