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Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers

Graduated Licencing Scheme (GLS) Workshops

A 17 year old driver with a P1 licence is about four times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than a driver aged 26 or older. The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshops are designed for parents and supervisors of learner drivers. 

These FREE 2 hour workshops provide practical advice on:

  • Understanding of the new laws for L and P licence holders
  • Supervising learner drivers
  • Completing the Learner Driver Log Book
  • Understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience.

The course, developed by the RMS, assists parents and supervisors of learner drivers with the important role of advising and teaching novice drivers.

Changes to the GLS

The following changes came into effect on 1 July 2013 for learner drivers:

  • Hours of Experience - 120 hours of on-road driving experience (including 20 hours night time driving is still required for learners under 25 years. However this can be reduced by 20 hours if the learner undertakes an accredited Safer Drivers Course.
  • Maximum Permitted Speed Limit: 90km/h - The maximum speed a learner may drive at is now 90km/h (previously 80km/h).
  • For more information on the changes and on accredited Safer Drivers Courses, see the Geared website.

Next Workshop

For information on the next workshop check the What's On page. 

Workshops are held at Council throughout the year. For more information call Council's Customer Service on 9952 8222. 

Other Councils also hold these workshops. Contact the RMS on 13 22 13 to find out when other workshops will be held throughout other Sydney councils. For more information on supervising learner drivers see the RMS website.

Last updated on 4 August 2015