Council hosts young driver workshop
Young drivers make up about 15 percent of all drivers, but represent more than a third of annual road fatalities.
Those who are teaching a young person to drive can combat these statistics by making sure learner drivers get off to the best possible start by attending a free workshop.
Federation Council will be hosting a workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers at the Corowa RSL Club on Thursday, December 8 starting at 6.30pm.
Federation Council Administrator Mike Eden said the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers course offered parents and supervisors practical advice on how to provide effective driving practice.
“Parents and supervisors play a vital role in advising and supporting novice drivers,” he said.
“The course was developed by the Roads and Maritime Services to support and better prepare parents and supervisors for the job of supervising a learner driver.
“The workshop will cover topics such as how to use the Learner Driver Log Book, planning driving sessions, how to deal with different situations that may arise during driving practice and the importance of giving the learner constructive feedback and the recently introduced changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme.”
Mr Eden said parents and supervisors who have previously attended the course found it boosted their confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them to share their experiences with other parents and supervisors.
“Passing on the right driving skills to learner drivers can save their lives,” he said.
Bookings for the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers course are essential and can be made by calling Federation Council’s Road Safety Officer Scott Landells on 0481 267 269.