Supervision of Learner Driver Workshops
Younger drivers face multiple challenges when learning the complex task of driving a vehicle. With their inexperience, they also face a higher risk of danger. Despite making up only about 15 per cent of all drivers, younger drivers represent more than a third of annual road fatalities.
Council in conjunction with the Roads and Maritime Services runs free workshops for parents and other supervisors of learner drivers.
The workshops offer practical advice on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers.
These two hour workshops provide practical advice about:
- Understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience
- How to plan on-road driving sessions
- Issues surrounding the supervision of learner drivers
- Completing the Learner Driver Log Book
- Understanding the new laws for L and P licence holders
Bookings for workshops are essential. To register, or for more information, please contact council’s Road Safety Officer on 9748 9605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learner drivers can now choose from one of three new apps to record their driving hours and submit log books. The apps provide learner and supervising drivers with similar features to the paper log book, including information on safe driving practices.
It is illegal for learner drivers to use any function of a mobile phone while driving. All of the apps let you 'set and forget' by starting the app while you're safely parked out of the line of traffic, then put your phone away while you're driving. The apps will record your drive in the background.
The apps can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play. Find out more on the Roads and Maritime Services website.
|Important changes from 20 November 2017:|
Geared – www.rms.gov.au/geared: information for young drivers
George Institute for Global Health
The George Institute for Global Health provides some discussion for parents and supervisors of learner drivers on ‘How to support your teen learning to drive’.
Click here for further information.