NEXT Thursday the first participants in the PCYC safer drivers program will be on their way to gaining their licence.
The program is aimed at learner drivers under 25 years of age who have completed a minimum 50 hours in their logbooks.
PCYC is the key provider of the NSW government’s new safer driver course for learner drivers. It was designed to reduce crash and fatality rates for P-platers.
The course, delivered by accredited driving instructors, runs in two stages – theory and practice.
The program accounts for 20 hours’ credit in the learners’ logbooks.
PCYC manager Andrew Flint encouraged learner drivers to be part of the program.
“It’s a fantastic program for this region,” he said.
“We’ve got to look after our kids.
“The two components involve three hours of theory, which is done here at the centre, and then two hours of in-car coaching.
“This is about giving information to learner drivers in preparation for when they get their P-plates and are driving on the road without supervision,” Mr Flint said.
To register, visit saferdrivers.org.au.