Workshops go online to help learners become better drivers

With the usual face-to-face road safety workshops abandoned due to the COVID pandemic, Orange City Council and Cabonne Council will be hosting two online workshops for parents and other supervisors of local learner drivers.

The free ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshops are scheduled for Wednesday 19 August from 6pm and Thursday 20 August from 12.30pm.

Orange mayor Reg Kidd said parents and carers play an important role in helping learner drivers pick up lessons about safety.

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

“That is why we have teamed up with Transport for NSW and the Councils across the Western Region to hold these two free workshops via Zoom.”

Council Road Safety Officer, Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan, 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 more easily accessible.

“Participants can attend from the safety and comfort of their own home,” Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan said.

“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,” Ms Hamilton-Vaughan said.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling Ms Hamilton-Vaughan on (02) 6393 8600.

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Learner driver classes go online

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