We all want our learner drivers to be safe drivers and make sure they have competent supervising drivers, MidCoast Council road safety officer, Chris Dimarco says.
With this in mind council is holding six free two hour workshops geared towards the supervising driver.
Teaching a young person to drive may be one of the most important lessons you will give, Mr Dimarco says.
"To prepare yourself for this important role, join a free workshop that will reduce the stress, for you and your learner, and make every lesson more effective."
The six Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers free workshops will be held from May 30 across the region.
Attendees will leave armed with information, practical advice, and a structured approach to building the competency of their learner, along with confidence in teaching safe driving habits.
"These workshops have been really well received in the past and I'm pleased to be able to offer them in six locations this year.
"Those attending will find it's much easier to navigate the requirements of the log book and provide effective lessons after they've picked up the skills in the workshop.
"Teaching someone to drive is such an important and serious responsibility and we need to support the teachers as much as we support the learner drivers."
The course has been developed by Roads and Maritime Services which recognise the important part that parents and supervisors play in supporting inexperienced drivers.
Workshop content is designed to help supervisors prepare for the role by covering topics such as laws that apply to L and P licence holders, completing the Learner Driver log book, and the benefits of well supervised on-road driving experience.
All workshops will begin at 6pm and light refreshments will be provided.
In the Great Lakes, workshops will be held in:
- Bulahdelah, Bowling Club, 50 Jackson Street, Tuesday, June 11;
- Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest, Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, and
- Forster, council administration building, Breese Parade, Thursday, June 20.
Bookings are required and can be made by calling 7955 7372 or by visiting the council website here.
While the workshop is aimed at those teaching a learner driver, learners may benefit from some of the workshop content.