MidCoast Council is hosting six Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers free workshops across the region from May 30.
The workshops are designed to help supervisors prepare for the role by covering topics such as laws that apply to L and P licence holders, completing the Learner Driver log book, and the benefits of well supervised on-road driving experience.
"We all want our learner drivers to be safe drivers and make sure they have competent supervising drivers," MidCoast Council road safety officer, Chris Dimarco says.
"Teaching a young person to drive may be one of the most important lessons you will give."
All workshops will begin at 6pm and light refreshments will be provided. Workshops will be held in:
- Gloucester, SES headquarters, 23 Tate Street - Thursday, May 30
- Wingham, Services Club, 28-38 Bent Street - Tuesday, June 4
- Bulahdelah, Bowling Club, 50 Jackson Street - Tuesday, June 11
- Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest, Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12
- Taree, Council administration building, Pulteney Street - Tuesday, June 18
- Forster, Council administration building, Breese Parade - Thursday, June 20
Attendees will leave armed with information, practical advice, and a structured approach to building the competency of their learner, along with confidence in teaching safe driving habits.
While the workshop is aimed at those teaching a learner driver, learners may benefit from some of the workshop content.
Bookings are required and can be made by calling 02 7955 7372 or by visiting the council website here.
"These workshops have been really well received in the past and I'm pleased to be able to offer them in six locations this year," Chris said.
"Those attending will find it's much easier to navigate the requirements of the log book and provide effective lessons after they've picked up the skills in the workshop."
The course has been developed by Roads and Maritime Services which recognise the important part that parents and supervisors play in supporting inexperienced drivers.
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