Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers Workshops

Council runs free workshops for supervisors that are teaching learner drivers.  The workshops aim to give supervisors all the practical skills they need to supervise a learner driver and increase their understanding of the licence conditions for learner and provisional 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. The session also reinforces the important role of providing on-going support for young drivers in the early years of driving.

The next workshop is online at 7:30pm on Wednesday 18 May 2022. Attending supervising drivers will receive a $40 voucher towards a driving lesson for their learner with local instructor Steele Brett or Bruce Staines.

Places are limited, please book into the workshop at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/338524033497

Safer Driver Courses

Narrandera Shire Council is supporting NRMA Safer Driving - Wagga Wagga to provide the Safer Drivers Course locally every six months. Usually Narrandera learners would need to travel to Griffith or Wagga Wagga to complete the course.

The next  Safer Drivers Course in Narrandera will be in September 2022. Course bookings should be made at https://nrma.bookitlive.net/eventbooking/sds

Learner drivers will receive 20 hours of log book credit when they complete the five hour Safer Drivers Course.

The Safer Drivers Course helps young drivers on their L-plates prepare for driving solo when they graduate to provisional licences. To complete the course, you must be on your L-plates, aged under 25 and have completed at least 50 log book hours of driving (including some night driving).

The course consists of two modules. Module 1 is the group discussion with a maximum of twelve learners. Learning is similar to a classroom environment. Module 2 is the in-car practical learning with a qualified driving instructor and another student. The drives are completed in an automatic car provided by NRMA Safer Driving. Module 1 is delivered on Tuesday morning. Participants will have a session for module 2 scheduled on either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.

Disadvantaged learners may be eligible to attend the course for free. To apply for a free place you need to complete a Safer Drivers Course Concession Application Form and contact the course provider. This form is available online from Roads & Maritime Services.

For further information on the Safer Drivers Course or to book a place visit NRMA.

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