We’ve had a huge response from Members since we posted on our site and Facebook page that from the 1 July 2013 learners will be able to complete a Safer Drivers Course and get a reduction in logbook hours.
Just in case you missed it, here is the latest information.
What does the Course involve?
The Safer Drivers Course is a combined theoretical and practical course. It will involve a facilitated group session discussing how to manage risks on the road and tailored in-car coaching addressing individual learning needs.
All up the course will take about five hours. The group session will run for two to three hours and the in-car coaching will be one to two hours.
The NRMA provided advice to the NSW Government Advisory Panel that developed the Course.
Do I still need to do 120 logbook hours?
Once you have done the Course your logbook hours reduce by 20 hours.
If you do the Course and do 10 hours of professional driving lessons your logbook hours go down to 80.
How much will it cost?
At this stage, we don’t know exactly how much it will cost to do the Course but the NSW Government has said the price will be affordable.
When will it be available?
The first group of learner drivers will do the course in July 2013. The Course will then be rolled out in NSW based on demand and provider availability.
What else has changed?
From 1 July 2013, learner drivers will be allowed to drive up to 90km/h instead of 80km/h. This will make sure that learners are supervised the first time they drive at 90km/h.
What do you think? Do you agree with these changes?