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Helping Learner Drivers become Safer Drivers

FREE ONE HOUR WORKSHOP FOR BLAND

Bland Shire Council will hold a free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers at the Bland Shire Council Offices on Thursday 25 October 2018.

The free one hour workshop, Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers, is organised in conjunction with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and will offer parents and supervisors hands-on, practical advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.

Bland Shire Council's Road Safety Officer is presenting the workshop, and says it is well worth attending.

"Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making young drivers safer drivers and our roads safe. The workshop has been developed by Roads and Maritime Services and assists parents and supervisors to give the necessary support and advice to novice drivers to better prepare them for the task” she explained.

"The workshop covers topics such as the new licence conditions for learner and P plate drivers, how to use the Learner Driver Logbook, the benefits of on-road driving sessions, tips on supervising a learner driver, and the importance of giving the learner constructive feedback.

"Parents and supervisors who have attended this workshop in the past have found that it boosted their confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them to share their experiences with other parents and supervisors," she said.

“It is a well-known fact that young drivers face the greatest risk on the roads within the first two years of having their licence, so it is vital that parents and supervisors pass on the right information and skills to keep their young drivers safe on the roads,” she said.

The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop will be held at the Bland Shire Council Offices on Thursday 25 October commencing at 5.30pm. 

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling Bland Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer on 0437 398 314.

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