Teaching a young person to drive needn’t be a daunting task with a number of Council workshops and hands-on driving events designed to help parents of learner drivers prepare their teenagers for safer driving.
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 help improve their confidence, driving skills and knowledge,” Ms Lausz said. “But so too is varying the different conditions they may encounter on the road.”
“As rules and regulations change, not everyone is confident about teaching our youngest road users the skills, knowledge and correct training methods to progress through the NSW Graduated Licensing Scheme.”
“Council will subsequently be holding a free two-hour Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) Parent Workshop on the evening of Wednesday the 22 February and a Logbook Run in March,” Ms Lausz said.
Free GLS Parent Workshop – Wednesday 22 February, 6pm in Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre
The GLS Workshop provides practical advice on supervision, completing the Log Book and new licence conditions.
Participants also learn the importance of teaching ‘low risk driving’ techniques and the role of parents in establishing parameters and support for provisional licence holders. Learner drivers are also encouraged to attend.
Free Learner Log Book Run – Sunday 5 March, 10am Moss Vale
“The Learner 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,” Ms Lausz added.
A free lunch will also be included with this event.
As part of the event learners and their supervisors will be given the opportunity to experience a NSW Police Random Breath Test and participate in a Police question and answer session.
Learners wishing to participate in the Log Book Run must have a minimum of 25 hours recorded to participate and be accompanied by their parent/supervisor.
Bookings for both events are essential.
For further information contact Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer on phone 4868 0809.
Wingecarribee Shire Council’s free GLS Parent Workshops and Learner Log Book Runs are supported by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).