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Sydney – Free Learner Driving Course

May 4, 2010

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Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ – help available for parents and supervisors  

  • Tuesday, 4 May 2010.
  • Manly Library
  • FREE – Bkgs Essential

The course is to be presented in the Manly Library ground floor meeting room, 1 Market Place, on Manly Council and the NSW Roads & Traffic Authority (RTA) are presenting a free workshop titled ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’, suitable for parents and supervisors of learner drivers.

The course is to be presented in the Manly Library ground floor meeting room, 1 Market Place, on Tuesday, 4 May 2010.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling Manly Council’s Road Safety Officer on 9976 1619.

The free, two hour course offers parents and supervisors practical advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.

“New rules for learner drivers mean that there is a minimum of one year on ‘L’ plates and an increase to 120 hours of supervised driving, including a mandatory 20 hours of night-time driving,” said Mayor of Manly, Councillor Jean Hay.

“A more rigorous driving test has also been introduced, focusing on hazard perception and driver reactions.”

“These changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme are intended to reduce the crash rate for young drivers.”

“Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer, and that is why the RTA has developed a course to better support them.”

The course will cover topics such as:

·         new laws for learner and P-plate drivers.

·         how to use the new Learner Driver Log Book

·         how to plan on-road driving sessions

“Parents and supervisors who have attended this course found it boosted their confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them to share experiences with other parents and supervisors,” said Councillor Hay.

“I encourage parents and supervisors of learner drivers to contact Manly Council’s Road Safety Officer on 9976 1619 for further details.”

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