Where to start with my new learner

Written by Elliot Ingram


Believe it or not being a learner drivers supervisor is a very important job. Without realising expectant drivers are looking and picking up on Mum and Dads driving behaviour and habits. Here are some helpful links and information to help you in the development of your learner driver;

You can start conversations about driving before your learner driver gets their learner licence.
While you’re travelling together in the vehicle, explain the driving tasks you’re thinking about as you drive. Talk to your learner driver about how you:
1. Scan the road environment
2. Perceive and recognise hazards
3. Make decisions to avoid them.
4. Helping the learner driver build road awareness will make it easier when they start driving. As your learner driver progresses to their provisional licence, this assistance can make a big difference to their safety and driving future. (QLD Transport).

Many supervisors find value on the Keys2Drive website. If you're about to embark on your first supervising role the Supervisors Guide can be a good place to start. A brief and concise overview of the Supervisors Guide can be found at; https://www.keys2drive.com.au/quick-overview

If you feel as though you are unable to answer questions regarding road rules or worse think you might be telling your leaner driver the wrong road rules it can be a good idea to brush up on some road rules. Below is a link to the Queensland Road Rules Practice Test;
https://www.service.transport.qld.gov.au/practiceroadrulestest/public/Welcome.xhtml?dswid=7751

 

That's a good starting point. Be patient with your Leaners, remember you were a learner once too. Don't forget to talk to your driving instructors. They can help you with a few other tips.

 

Happy and Safe Driving

 

 

 

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