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Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

15 February, 2016Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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Learner Drivers in front of car

Teaching a young person to drive can be a daunting task, but a number of Council workshops and hands-on driving events 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.”

“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 on the evening of Wednesday the 24 February and a Logbook Run in March,” Ms Lausz said.

Free GLS Parent Workshop – Wednesday 24 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 6 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 hours,” Ms Lausz added.

Bookings for both events are essential.

Registration forms can be collected from Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Moss Vale office, Council libraries, the Welby Motor Registry or download a copy at: www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/services/road-safety

For further information contact Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer on phone 4868 0809.

Council holds four free two-hour Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) Parent Workshops and Logbook Runs throughout 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 GLS Parent Workshops and Learner Log Book Runs are supported by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).