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Learners invited to become safer drivers

Saturday, 30th November, 2013

By By Emily Roberts

The PCYC is to hold another “Safer Drivers Course” in two weeks.

The first course was held in September to show learner drivers how to pick up credits in their log book and learn some safety tips.

“We had a really good response and all of the drivers had gone really well,” said PCYC Centre Manager Rowena Marks.

“We are opening it up a second time and hoping to try and offer it every quarter.”

Participants must have completed 50 hours of on-road driving experience to be eligible for the course.

The Safer Drivers Course involves two modules; the first is a three-hour group discussion on how to manage risks on the road. The second is a two-hour in-vehicle coaching session to develop low-risk driving strategies.

The first module is expected to be held on Saturday, December 14 from 9am to 12pm.

“This is the classroom facilitation session and learner drivers will be able to pick up lots of tips and tricks on driving safely,” Mrs Marks said.

This course will be worth 20 hours in the learner driver’s log book, she said.

“Last time we had a mixed age group. It’s not just for young people aged 16 to 18 but for all people on their Ls,” she said.

“A lot of the participants found the course very interesting. It is a very interactive course.”

The cost of the course is $140 and people must enroll before Saturday.

“I’m really hoping the town gets around this; it really does help,” Mrs Marks said.

For more information call Rowena on 8087 3723 or the trainer Rohan Jones on 0497 527 905.

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