Parents and other supervisors of local learner drivers can attend a free online workshop next week for practical advice and information about completing the 120 hours of supervised driving.
The are two time slots for the ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshop scheduled for Wednesday, 19th August at 6pm and Thursday, 20th August at 12.30pm. The estimated run time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council’s Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, said while the usual face to face workshops weren’t possible due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the online delivery would hopefully make it easier for participants to attend.
“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 councils across the Western Region for these two free work- shops via Zoom.”
“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 in the past have found it boosted their confidence, and helped them to better plan driving sessions,” Melanie said.
Bookings are essential and can be made online via Eventbrite, through the Council’s Facebook pages or by calling Melanie on 6861 2364.