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Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils will be hosting another online workshop for parents and other supervisors of local learner drivers, full of practical advice and information about completing the 120 hours of supervised driving.

The free 'Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers' workshop is scheduled for Wednesday 24 February from 6pm.

Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council's Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, said while the usual face to face workshops weren't possible due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the online delivery will hopefully make it more easily accessible for participants to attend.

"We have held three of these online workshops during the second half of 2020 and had a great response from across the region.

"Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer.  That is why we have teamed up with Transport for NSW and the Councils across the Western Region to hold another one of these workshops via Zoom," Ms Suitor said.

Participants can attend from the safety and comfort of their own home.  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 Suitor said.

Bookings are essential and can be made online via Eventbrite, through the Councils' Facebook pages or by calling Ms Suitor on (02) 6861 2364.