Free workshop for L Plate parents

Erin Carty pops her L plates on.
Erin Carty pops her L plates on.

Parents and supervisors of local learner drivers are encouraged to attend a free workshop in Forbes on Tuesday 19 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.

"Parents and supervisors of learner drivers have a crucial role to play in making our roads safer. That is why Forbes Shire Council have teamed up with Roads and Maritime Services to hold these FREE two hour workshops," Forbes Shire Council's Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, says.

"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 workshop is at Red Bend Catholic College on Tuesday 19 March commencing at 6pm.

Light refreshments will be available.

Bookings are essential, phone Ms Suitor on (02) 6861 2364.