Safer Drivers Course

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If you're on your Ls and keen to learn more about safer driving behaviours then the Safer Drivers Course is for you.

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The Course will help you understand more about speed management, gap selection, hazard awareness and safe following distances and prepare you for when you drive unsupervised on your Ps.

You will also receive 20 hours of log book credit once you complete the Course.

To be able to attend a Course you must be on your Ls, completed 50 log book driving hours and be under 25.

This is 50 actual hours of on-road driving and does not include the hours that can be accrued through (3 for 1) structured professional instruction.

Gaining credits on log book hours explained

With all the different ways you can make up log book hour credits, it is not hard to get information overload.

Before you can take a Driving Test, you need to record 120 log book hours. Here’s a break down on the different ways you can earn credits towards your 120 log book hours:

  • You can get extra credit for driving lessons with a professional instructor.  For every hour of professional driving lessons you do, you’ll receive a bonus two hours credit. So a one-hour lesson counts for a total of three hours credit in your log book.  This is capped at a total of 10 private lesson hours (30 log book hour credits).
  • Doing the Safer Drivers Course can get you extra credit too. Once you’ve completed 50 log book hours, you can choose to complete the Safer Drivers Course – this will give you 20 log book hour credits. This course has been designed for a learner to attend once, and therefore the 20 hours of bonus log book credit will only be deducted once.

What the Safer Drivers Course involves

The Safer Drivers Course involves two modules:

  1. A three-hour group discussion with other L platers for you to learn how to manage risks on the road.
  2. A two-hour in-vehicle coaching session with a coach and another learner so you can learn a range of practical safe driving behaviours.

You don’t have to do both of these sessions in one day, however it is recommended you complete both sessions within one month.

How to book a Safer Drivers Course

Simply view the Safer Drivers Course Providers list and contact the Provider directly.

Or you can call 13 2213 to find out where the closest Course Provider is.

Because the Course is being gradually rolled-out in NSW, Providers are not currently available in all areas. You’re encouraged to continue checking the Safer Drivers Course Providers list to find out when a Course is available in your area, however you can choose to do a course in any location.

The Course costs $140 and can be paid directly to the Course Provider, not Roads and Maritime Services.

On the day

All Course materials will be supplied at the Course and the vehicle will be supplied for the in-vehicle coaching session. Just make sure that you turn up with your licence and your log book!

Safer Drivers Course Video

Check out other learner drivers who have attended the Safer Driver Course, and how it has had a positive influence on their learning to drive experience by watching the Centre for Road Safety's Safer Driver Course video.