Free workshop for parents of learner drivers

Media release - 26 February 2018

Parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be able to access information about driving practices and teaching techniques at a free workshop in Kempsey next week.

The free, two-hour workshop, Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers, will be held at the Kempsey-Macleay RSL Club on Wednesday 7 March at 5:30pm.

Kempsey Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Marilyn Breen, who will be presenting the workshop, says it is well worth attending as parents and supervisors will receive hands-on advice.

“Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer,” Mrs Breen said.

“That is why Council have teamed up with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to hold these free workshops to offer practical advice to parents and supervisors on how to help learner drivers become better drivers.

“The workshop covers topics such as; the new licence conditions for learner and P-plate drivers, how to use the Learner Driver Logbook, the benefits of on-road driving sessions and tips on supervising a learner driver.

"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.”

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling Ms Breen on 6566 3282