Free workshops for parents and supervisors to help learners become safer drivers

4 APRIL 2017

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter invites parents and supervisors to attend a free workshop on how to provide effective and safe practice sessions for learner drivers.

“The ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshop provided by Roads and Maritime Services will be held at Singleton Youth Venue, Corner Bathurst and Pitt Street, Singleton at 5.30pm on Wednesday 12 April,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Parents and supervisors play a vital role in helping young drivers gain the skills and experience they need to be safe on the roads.”

“This course has been developed to help our young local people learn these skills with confidence and ultimately make the journey from L-plater to P-plater safer for all road users.

“The two hour workshops include information about licence conditions for learner and P-plate drivers, tips for using the learner driver log book and the importance of providing constructive feedback.

“The course also reinforces the important role families play in providing ongoing support for young motorists in their early years of driving.”

“Parents and supervisors who have previously attended the course found it boosted their confidence and helped them better plan driving lessons, while also giving them the opportunity to share their experiences with other parents and supervisors,” Mr Johnsen said.

“It doesn’t matter if you are a parent, guardian or friend, but helping a learner driver to become a safe and effective driver is both a service to our community and an honour, and as such I would strongly encourage our local community to take advantage of these workshops,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 0419 312 042. For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au

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