Free workshop for parents and supervising drivers

Cessnock City Council is hosting a free information session for those ‘gearing up’ to supervise learner drivers.

Cessnock City Council is hosting a free information session for those ‘gearing up’ to supervise learner drivers.

The information session will be held on Thursday 8 September 2016 from 6pm to 8pm, at the Cessnock City Council Administration Building (entry off Cumberland Street).  

The evening will offer practical advice for parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends who are involved in teaching a learner driver.  

Topics will include:

  • understanding current laws that apply to L and P licence holders
  • recently announced rule changes for novice drivers
  • completing the learner driver log book
  • understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience
  • tactics for supervising learner drivers
  • low risk driving.     

Cessnock City Council Road Safety Officer, Warren Jeffery said the workshop aims to take some of the stress out of instructing learner drivers by answering frequently asked questions.  

“People will come away understanding the requirements of obtaining a licence and updated knowledge of the road rules,” Mr Jeffery said.  

Cessnock City Council General Manager, Stephen Glen said giving our learn drivers the best possible start will help make our roads safer, not only for learner drivers but for all road users”, Mr Glen said.

According to Roads and Maritime Services statistics the Cessnock local government area averages close to 700 learner drivers per year.  

Participants will receive a free information kit to take home and light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited. To book for the free workshop contact Council by telephone on 4993 4244 or email council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au