While safer roads and safer cars are fundamental to minimising crashes and fatalities on our roads, an often overlooked – but crucial factor – is driving ability.
A responsible and well-trained driver is far less likely to be involved in a crash, and prevention is better than cure.
The RMS Safer Drivers Course gives participants background knowledge about safe driving practices they might not otherwise have picked up while getting their L-plates or passing their driver knowledge test. It is also valuable for learner drivers, as it counts for 20 hours in their logbooks.
The first module includes an interactive classroom session where students learn the importance of low risk driving. The second module is a practical in-car session where an instructor helps each student put into practice the low risk mindset explored in module one.
It is not possible to ‘fail’ the course, so students can’t waste their money, but both modules must be completed before the 20 hours will be recorded in their logbooks.
The NRMA is one of the leading providers of the Safer Drivers Course. So far, more than 20,000 – or 33 per cent – of participants have completed the course through the NRMA. When asked what their initial motivation was for attending the course, many said it was the incentive of obtaining 20 hours credit in their log books. Upon finishing the course, however, many leave with a greater respect for the journey to becoming a safe and independent driver.
If you were offered a free driving lesson from an expert, would you take it?