Helping learner drivers become safer drivers

14 September 2015

Parents and people teaching learner drivers are invited to two free workshops to be held by Roads and Maritime and AlburyCity.

The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshops will be held at the Council Offices on Kiewa Street on Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 29 October.

Parents and supervisors who attend the workshop will learn how to provide the most effective driving training for learner drivers.

The workshops will cover topics including:

- New laws for learner and P-plate drivers
- How to use the new Learner Driver Log Book
- How to plan on-road driving sessions

Chair of the Local Traffic Committee Cr Councillor Graham Docksey said: "Parents and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer. As both a parent and grandparent I know just how important this opportunity is and encourage your attendance.

"Learner drivers need strategies to help with speed management, gap selection, hazard awareness and safe following distances so they are more prepared when they drive unsupervised on their P-Plates."

AlburyCity Road Safety Officer Lauren Musil said that teaching someone to drive could be a happy experience when the supervising driver was equipped with the right tools and information.

"Parents and supervisors who have attended this course found it boosted their confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them to share experiences with other parents and supervisors," she said.

The workshops are free and learners are welcome to attend.

To book the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers course, please call Lauren Musil at AlburyCity on (02) 6023 8111. Bookings are essential, no later than 5pm the day prior to each workshop.