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Council supports learner driver education

5 May, 2022Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again offering free road safety workshops designed to help learner drivers become safer drivers.

Council’s Road Safety Officer, Mr 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 will be held online via Zoom and 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 one-and-a-half-hour workshop will commence at 6 pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

The second workshop is the practical Log Book Run designed to expose learner drivers to new driving scenarios.

“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 Mr Speed.

Learner drivers must be accompanied by their supervisors and have at least 20 hours recorded in their Learner Log Book to participate.

The workshop will commence at 10 am at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre on Sunday 5 June 2022.

Bookings for both events are essential.

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

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s free Learner Driver workshops are supported by Transport for NSW.