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Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

2 March, 2012Posted in: Community, Events, Roads and Assets
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Teaching a young person to drive can be a daunting task, but an upcoming Council workshop may prove of assistance to Southern Highlands parents.

Council’s free learner Logbook Run to be held on Sunday 11 Marchhas been designed to give young local drivers a wide range of driving experiences whilst still on their L-plates.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, said the day would include exposure to a wide range of driving conditions and tasks such as breath tests, roundabouts, highway driving, traffic lights, narrow bridges and speed checks.

The event provides an opportunity for learner drivers to cover many of the topics included in the Graduated Licensing Scheme’s Log Book and clock up some valuable time on the road.

“Learner drivers and their supervisors can expect to receive general information on driving, tips on stopping distances, breaking lazy driver habits, driver attitudes and defensive driving methods,” Ms Lausz said.

“Young people are over-represented in road related fatalities and serious injuries throughout NSW. This project aims to reduce the incidence of young driver and passenger involvement in local crashes.”

Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited.

Registration forms can be collected from Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre, Council libraries or at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/roads.

For further information contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on 4868 0809.