Driving Success and Safety

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent encourages parents and supervisors of learner drivers to attend a free workshop to help new drivers become responsible road users.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent encourages parents and supervisors of learner drivers to attend a free workshop to help new drivers become responsible road users.

“Learning to drive is one of the important skills anyone will ever learn”.  

“A key part of the Graduated Licence Scheme is that all learner drivers under 25 years must complete logged hours of on-road driving experience prior to presenting for their provisional P licence”.  

“Supervisors of learner drivers play an important role in making our roads and community safe, so we are supporting them by providing tips and are giving them an opportunity to ask questions,” Cr Pynsent said.  

The free two hour workshop is put on by Roads and Maritime Services and Council offering practical advice on how to teach learner drivers to be safer motorists.  

These workshops provide information about:  

  • Understanding the current laws for L and P licence holders.
  • Completing the learner driver log book.
  • Understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience.
  • Supervising learner drivers.  

Cessnock City Council will be conducting the next workshop:  

Date:               Thursday 23 March 2017
Time:              6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location:        Cessnock City Council Administration Building, entry of Cumberland Street, Cessnock   

Bookings are essential and all enquiries should be directed to Warren Jeffery, Road Safety Officer, Cessnock City Council on 4993 4244.

3/17/2017