Are you teach­ing a young per­son to drive?

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

Did you know that across NSW, young driv­ers are three times more likely to be in­volved in ca­su­alty crashes? That’s why NSW Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices in­tro­duced a li­cenc­ing scheme with more su­per­vised driv­ing practice for learner driv­ers. In the Hawkes­bury, be­tween the years 2013-2017, 64% of learner driv­ers aged 17-25 years were in­jured in 874 car crashes. Trag­i­cally, six of these young peo­ple lost their lives on our roads.

Hawkes­bury City Coun­cil, in con­junc­tion with NSW Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices, is of­fer­ing a free work­shop for par­ents and su­per­vi­sors who are teach­ing a young per­son to drive.

The two hour ses­sion will be held on Wed­nes­day, 28 Novem­ber from 6pm to 8pm at the Teb­butt Room, Deerub­bin Cen­tre, 300 Ge­orge Street, Wind­sor.

The work­shop is an ex­cel­lent way to get prac­ti­cal ad­vice on how to help learner driv­ers be­come safer driv­ers. Par­tic­i­pants learn about com­plet­ing log­books, how to plan an on-road driv­ing les­son, what to do when you run into chal­lenges, and in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the lat­est li­cence con­di­tions and road rules.

Su­per­vi­sors of young driv­ers can also find en­gag­ing in­for­ma­tion on the NSW Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices web­site for young driv­ers at www.rms.nsw. gov.au/geared

Let’s all work To­wards Zero. See more about the safety cam­paign at https://to­ward­szero. nsw.gov.au/the­cam­paign

Please book ahead by con­tact­ing safety@hawkes­bury.nsw.gov.au or by call­ing 4560 4498 as light cater­ing will be pro­vided.

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