Free 2-hour workshop for Parkes

Parents and supervisors of local learner drivers are encouraged to attend a free workshop which will be held at Parkes High School on Tuesday 12 March.

The free two hour workshop, Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers, will offer parents and supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.

Parkes Shire Council's Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, says the workshops offer practical advice to parents and supervisors on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers.

"Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer.  That is why Parkes Shire Council have teamed up with Roads and Maritime Services to hold these FREE two hour workshops.

"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.

The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop will be held at Parkes High School on Tuesday 12 March commencing at 6pm.

Light refreshments will be available during the workshop.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling Ms Suitor on (02) 6861 2364.

For further information please call Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils' Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, on (02) 6861 2364.