Things you need to know
We provide supporting education materials
We offer a system of reporting progress
We teach safe low-risk driving
We provide guidance to the driver, in order to satisfy the requirements of the novice and the log book
We train one-on-one
We offer a choice of vehicle
We are flexible
We will prearrange your pick up and drop off points, to suit work or education
We do not charge a fee for cancellation
Supervising drivers must:
- Hold a current full
Australian driver licence
- Have a good understanding of the road rules
- Be a competent driver
- Be able to effectively communicate information and ideas clearly.
blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for you while you are supervising a learner
is under 0.05.
It is also illegal to supervise under the influence of drugs.
Driver Log Book
the supervising driver, you will need to mark off the learner’s progress
Remember, you are both a role model and
mentor for your learner driver. You should support and help them
become a safe and skilled driver.
You also need to be patient and calm.
It is a good idea to review your own driving habits by:
- Reading the Road Users’ Handbook to familiarize yourself with current road rules
- Ensuring you comply at all times with traffic lights, signs and road markings
- Ensuring you leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
- Looking well ahead and checking 'blind spots' and vision blockouts
- Driving at a suitable speed for conditions
- Responding appropriately to hazards
- Being patient and courteous with other drivers
- Reading the Learner Driver Log Book to understand the content and learning goals.
Tips for better learner supervision
When you're supervising your learner driver:
- If either you or the learner driver is tired, upset or stressed, reschedule the practice session to another time
- Try frequent, short practice sessions in the beginning
- Use the Learner Driver Log Book task key points as a guide to practice sessions
- Begin with the easiest tasks then, once they have been mastered, move to the more difficult tasks
- Discuss then demonstrate new tasks before getting the learner to attempt them
- Use 'commentary driving' which involves the driver and passenger talking about what is happening inside and outside the vehicle
- Start the learner practicing on quiet streets, preferably in daylight, before moving onto busier roads and more challenging conditions
- Allow the learner to proceed at his or her own pace
- Don’t criticize mistakes. Calmly discuss what happened and allow the learner to try again
- Be positive and offer praise when the learner successfully completes a task
- Emphasis the importance of developing a sensitivity to speed. They need to understand that the faster a vehicle travels, the more difficult it becomes to respond to potential hazards. When involved in a crash, the faster a vehicle is traveling, the more devastating the outcome
- Avoid using the radio; mobile phone or talking to
other passengers while the learner is concentrating HOME