Free workshops to help learner drivers and older road users

13 February 2018

Providing safe and effective practice sessions for learner drivers and changes to licencing rules will be in the spotlight at a series of workshops in the Ballina electorate.

Roads and Maritime Services is facilitating the free two hour ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ and ‘Older Road User’ workshops.

“The ‘Older Road User’ workshop will provide information and tips to improve safety when out and about the road network,” A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“Information and checklists will be provided for all road users, whether they drive, ride, walk, catch public transport or use a mobility scooter, or a combination of these.

“The presentation will look at matters such as the four key health changes which affect road user abilities, driver licencing after the age of 75 as well as safest car choice.

“The ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshop will provide information about licence conditions, tips for using the learner driver logbook and importance of constructive feedback.

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

“The course has been developed to help parents and supervisors teach with confidence so they can help learner drivers be safe on the road.

“Parents and supervisors who have attended the course found it boosted their confidence and helped them better plan driving lessons, while giving them the chance to share experiences with attendees.”

The workshops will be held at the below times and locations.

Older Road User workshop:

  • Tuesday 13 February from 10am to 12pm: Byron Community Centre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
  • Wednesday 14 February from 11am to 1pm: Alstonville Community Centre, 42-46 Commercial Road, Alstonville.

Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop:

  • Tuesday 13 February from 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre, 55 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby.
  • Wednesday 14 February from 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Alstonville Community Centre, 42-46 Commercial Road, Alstonville.
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