Leeton Shire Council will be holding a free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers. The workshop will be held at the Major Dooley Library on Thursday 23 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Kym Snow, Road Safety Officer, Leeton Shire Council said the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers course offers parents and supervisors practical advice on how to provide effective driving practice.
“Parents and supervisors play a vital role in advising and supporting learner drivers and this course was developed by the RMS to support and better prepare them for the job.”
“The workshop will cover topics such as how to use the Learner Driver Log Book, how to plan driving sessions, how to deal with difficulties that may arise during driving practice and the importance of giving the learner constructive feedback.
The new licensing system for learners and provisional drivers which comes into effect on November 20 will also be discussed” added Miss Snow.
“Parents and supervisors who have previously attended the course found it boosted their confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them to share their experiences with other parents and supervisors.”
It is a well-known fact that young drivers face the greatest risk on the roads within the first two years of having their license, so it is vital that parents and supervisors pass on the right information and skills to keep their young drivers safe on the roads,” she said.
Bookings for the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers course are essential and can be made by calling Kym Snow on 6953 0948 or 0448 623 049.