This good news goes out to all the supervisor drivers who feel the need to strap on a helmet every time they strap on their seatbelt, and hold on to the roof handles until their knuckles turn white.
It's for the parents who suffer a mini heart attack every time they enter a round-a-bout, and put up with the savage sass of a typical 16-year-old under pressure.
Leeton Shire Council will be holding a free workshop called "Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers". The course will offer parents and supervisors practical advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.
With younger drivers representing over a third of annual road fatalities, it's crucial that their inexperience doesn't lead to a higher risk of danger.
Steph Puntoriero, Road Safety Officer, Leeton Shire Council said that "supervisors play a vital role in advising and supporting novice drivers".
"This course was developed by Transport for NSW to support and better prepare them for the job. The workshop will cover topics such as how to use the Learner Driver Log Book; including the digital version, planning driving sessions, how to deal with stressful situations that may arise during driving practice, the changes to the licensing scheme introduced in November 2017, mobile phones rules and the importance of giving the learner constructive feedback."
- Steph Puntoriero
The workshop will be held at the Major Dooley Library on Wednesday 27th March from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Bookings are essential.