A small but very enthusiastic crowd attended the recent Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop conducted at Red Bend Catholic College. The workshop offered parents and supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers. It covered topics such as; the current licensing system, how to use the Learner Driver Logbook and how to plan on-road driving sessions.
Forbes Shire Council’s Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, who conducted the workshop, said it was very productive. “When the population of Forbes is considered, the attendance at this workshop is a strong testament to the support local parents are prepared to offer their learner
drivers,” Ms Suitor said.
“The feedback from participants following the workshop was all very positive. Parent’s reported that they came along to learn about the licensing system, the licence conditions for young drivers and to get tips on how to handle the learning to drive experience.”
“Participants felt more confident under supervision, planning practice sessions, using the logbook, dealing with difficulties during practice driving sessions and had a better understanding of the new licensing system and licence conditions.”
“Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer, that is why Forbes Shire Council have teamed up with RMS to conduct these Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshops to better support supervising drivers.”.