Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

5 April, 2017Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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Learner Drivers in front of car

Wingecarribee Shire Council will be hosting a free Learner Driver Parent Workshop 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.

“Teaching a young person to drive needn’t be a daunting task,” she said.

“Each year Council hosts a number of workshops and hands-on driving events which can help prepare both parents and their teenage learners.”

“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.

“And 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 from 6pm on the evening of Tuesday 11 April 2017.

The GLS Workshop will provide practical advice on supervision, completing the Log Book and new licence conditions.

Participants will 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.

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

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

The Free GLS Parent Workshop will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 11 April in Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre.