Two online workshops for parents and supervisors of learner drivers in the Parkes Shire will provide practical advice and information about completing the 120 hours of supervised driving.
The free ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ work-shops are scheduled for Wednesday, 13th October and Wednesday, 27th October from 5:30pm.
“It’s unfortunate that the COVID-19 restrictions haven’t allowed us to deliver the workshops as we usually would face to face, however the online delivery will hopefully make it more easily accessible for participants to attend,” said Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council’s Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor.
“Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer. That is why we have teamed up with Transport for NSW and other councils across the Western region to hold another one of these workshops via Zoom.”
Participants can attend from the safety and comfort of their own home. The estimated run time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The workshop covers the licencing system, how to use the Learner Driver Logbook including the use of digital logbooks, licence conditions for learner and P-plate drivers, the benefits of on-road driving sessions, tips on supervising a learner driver and more.
“Parents and supervisors who have attended this workshop in the past have found that it boosted their confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them to share their experiences with other parents and supervisors,” Melanie said.
Bookings are essential and can be made online via Eventbrite, through the Councils’ Facebook pages or by calling Melanie on 6861 2364.