Free road safety workshops in Coffs Harbour

18 Oct 2018

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages road users to attend two separate road safety workshops in Coffs Harbour.

The first workshop is to support parents and supervisors of learner drivers to be effective teachers and will run from 6pm to 8pm on Monday 22 October.

“The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop includes 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,” Mr Fraser said.

“Parents and supervisors play a vital role in helping young drivers gain the experience they need to be safe on the roads. This workshop has been developed to help them teach these skills with confidence and ultimately make the journey from L-plater to P-plater safer for all road users.

“I will continue to lobby the State Government to adopt the ‘CAMS Ignition – Pathway to Driving Excellence’ strategy, a comprehensive program for novice drivers, initiated by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

“It emphasises a driver licence is a privilege, not a right. This program should be part of the NSW school curriculum and introduced into high schools, starting in Year 7.”

Meanwhile, the second Coffs Harbour road safety workshop is aimed at helping older road users learn about changes to licensing rules, and will run from 9am to 11am on Tuesday 23 October.

“The Older Road Users workshop will provide information and tips to improve safety for older drivers when they’re out and about, on or near roads,” Mr Fraser said.

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

These workshops are being provided by Roads and Maritime Services and will be held at the Park Beach Bowls Club, 60 Ocean Parade Coffs Harbour.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 02 6764 6623 or emailing roadsafety@joblinkplus.com.au

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