Give your learner driver the best start

Workshop content is designed to help supervisors prepare for the role by covering topics such as the licensing conditions of L and P plate drivers, completing the Learner Driver log book, and the benefits of well supervised on-road driving experience.

 

FREE workshops for teachers of learner drivers will be held in Gloucester, Taree and Forster in May.

Parents and carers may often be the primary driving instructor for a learner driver.

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It’s an important and sometimes stressful role.

MidCoast Council’s Road Safety Officer, Chris Dimarco, will facilitate ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshops, aimed at reducing the stress and making every lesson more effective.

The two-hour workshops will be held in:

Gloucester – 17 May, 6pm at the Senior Citizens Centre, 30 Hume Street, Gloucester

Taree – 18 May, 6pm at MidCoast Council, Yalawanyi Ganya, 2 Biripi Way, Taree

Forster Tuncurry – 19 May, 6pm at Marine Rescue NSW, Southern Breakwall, Dolphin Drive, Forster.

“Attendees will receive information, practical advice, and a structured approach to building the competency of their learner.

“They’ll also become more aware of passing on safe driving habits,” said Chris.

“The workshops also include tips on how to use and complete the learner driver log book.

“Teaching someone to drive is such an important and serious responsibility.

“That’s why we are providing this support.”

The course has been developed by Transport for NSW who recognise the important part that parents and supervisors play in supporting inexperienced drivers.

Workshop content is designed to help supervisors prepare for the role by covering topics such as the licensing conditions of L and P plate drivers, completing the Learner Driver log book, and the benefits of well supervised on-road driving experience.

All workshops will commence at 6pm and light refreshments will be provided.

Bookings are essential and can be made by visiting https://www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Roads/Road-safety-programs or by calling (02) 7955 7372.

While the workshop is aimed at those teaching a learner driver, learners may benefit from some of the workshop content.

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