Council launches learner driver workshops

Central Coast Council is helping parents and supervisors with the challenging task of teaching learner drivers by offering a learner driving workshop in Wadalba.
Acting Director Connected Communities, Glenn Cannard, said Council is offering free workshops designed to provide practical and hands-on advice to help reduce the alarmingly high number of younger driver fatalities.
“Younger drivers make-up almost one quarter of annual road fatalities despite representing only 15 per cent of all licence holders.
“This is an alarming statistic that we all need to work towards bringing down,” Cannard said.
“Our workshops are designed to help with the tough task of teaching learner drivers which involves explaining a highly complex task and a lot of important information.
“We know that learner drivers are not always the easiest students and we will offer some great tips to help create a more effective teacher-student dynamic,” he added.
Mayor Lisa Matthews said the workshops to help teach learner drivers were an important part of Council’s commitment to road safety across the region.
“If your teaching a young driver I’d encourage you to register for one of our free workshops to ensure you are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to create safe and effective drivers,” Mayor Matthews said.
The ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshop is a two-hour program that provides practical advice to help supervise learner drivers and covers topics including: New licence conditions for learner and P plate drivers; how to use the Learner Driver Logbook; the benefits of on-road driving sessions; tips on supervising a learner driver; and the importance of giving the learner constructive feedback.
The Wadalba workshop will take place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Wadalba Community School on November 19.
There are also workshops taking place in Erina.
Registration for all workshops is essential and can be done through Council’s website.

Media release, Nov 1
Central Coast Council Media

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