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Parents can now receive assistance in helping their children learn to drive.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown is hosting refresher courses for parents, not wanting to pass on some of their bad driving habits onto their children.
Administrator, Richard Colley said the Teaching A Learner Driver workshop is free and is aimed at parents looking to brush up on the road rules before taking their children for their first drive.
"In the last 12 months, there have been 386 deaths on our state’s roads, and 35 fatalities to date this calendar year," Mr Colley said.
"This workshop could prevent a serious error being made on our roads which could have dire consequences.
"Even the most experienced drivers can learn a thing or two about new road rules and it never hurts to brush up on road safety, especially when it comes to passing that knowledge onto new drivers."
The workshop will assist supervising drivers to understand the learner and provisional licensing system, and inform them on how to best guide the learner. It will cover topics such as:
Picnic Point resident, Julia Tormello, who went along to one of the courses last year, said she found it to be surprisingly educational.
"It was a good workshop to keep up to date with the latest rules for learner drivers. I think it should be compulsory for all parents to attend," she said.
The next workshop will be held from 6.30pm on Thursday 2 March at Bankstown Civic Tower, Level 3, cnr Rickard Road and Jacobs Streets, Bankstown. To register, call 9707 9424.
30/03/2017 10:14 AM