Supervisors offered extra boost to help learners become safer drivers

9 October 2017

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter advises that Roads and Maritime Services are inviting Upper Hunter electorate parents and supervisors to attend a free workshop in Singleton on how to provide effective and safe practice sessions for learner drivers.

Mr. Johnsen said the ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshop provided by Roads and Maritime will be held at Singleton Youth Venue – 5 Pitt Street Singleton next Thursday 19 October at 5:30pm.

“Our local parents and supervisors play a vital role in helping young drivers gain the skills and experience they need to be safe on the road,” Mr. Johnsen said.

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

The two hour workshop will 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 concluded.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 0419 312 042. For more information visit

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