Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers

Younger and novice drivers face a higher risk of being involved in a crash. In the Hawkesbury LGA from 2017 – 2021 young drivers aged 25 years and younger made up approximately 28% of vehicle crashes.

There are a number of programs available to develop safer learner drivers, including:

Safer Drivers Course

Designed to help learner drivers to identify risks on the road and learn strategies for speed management, hazard awareness and safe following distances. Each learner driver earns 20 hours of log book credit on completion of the course.
For further information visit Safer Drivers CourseThis external link will open in a new window

Driver Licensing Access Program

A program that provides targeted assistance to people that may have difficulty meeting the requirements to get a driver licence.
The program is delivered by service providers and can assist to

  • Get a learner licence
  • Gain on-road driving experience
  • Progress to a provisional licence
  • Regain a licence

The program targets the following groups of people:

  • Aboriginal communities
  • Refugee and resettlement communities
  • Communities who have limited access to transport options or who are geographically disadvantaged
  • Vulnerable young people
  • Other social and economic hardship.

For further information on Hawkesbury's Provider of the Driver Licensing Access Provider contact Youthsafe on mobile: 0491 675 485 or via their websiteThis external link will open in a new window.

NSW Centre for Road Safety also has information about the Driver Licensing Access Program:

Driver Licensing Access Program - Drivers - Staying safe - NSW Centre for Road Safety

Free online workshops for parents and supervisors of learner drivers

Council will deliver online workshops to offer practical advice on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers. The workshops cover:

  • The Graduated Licensing Scheme and current laws of L and P licence holders
  • How to complete the learner driver log book and app
  • The benefits of supervised driving sessions
  • Giving learner drivers constructive feedback

Council’s next FREE Supervisor of Learner Drivers online workshop will be held on Thursday, 16 May 2024 from
6 - 7:15pm. Register via this link:

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