Do I Need To Do The Safer Drivers Course
Young drivers all around NSW should definitely consider taking the Safer Drivers Course. If you have an NSW learners licence, it’s a great way to learn safer driving behaviour. Drivers who have taken the Safer Drivers Course can earn their provisional licences more easily, and are more prepared for the various situations that may occur during road driving.
Although there is no need to complete the Safer Drivers Course as it is not required by Transport for NSW for learner drivers, it is a good idea. You can learn more about this course and its requirements below.
Qualifications To Take The Safer Drivers Course
In order to attend the Safer Drivers Course, you must meet the following qualifications:
- You must be under 25 years of age
- You must have completed a minimum of 50 log book hours of driving. Some of these hours must include night driving
- You must hold a valid learner licence
If you meet these requirements, you can take the Safer Drivers Course from any NSW-certified driving school, such as LTrent Driving School.
What Does The Safer Drivers Course Involve? Understanding The Basics
There are two basic components to the Safer Drivers Course, as follows:
- Theory & learning – This is the in-class portion of the course. You will engage in discussions with your peer groups and instructor, and learn about how to drive safely, engage in defensive driving behaviours, and learn various strategies to minimise your risk while driving.
- Practical in-car instruction – In this course component, you will put your learning from in-class instruction into practice. Along with a trainer, you will execute the risk management strategies and behaviours you have learned about in real-world driving situations, and learn more about how to adopt low-risk driving behaviours.
A few of the things that you will learn about during this course include speed management, gap selection when turning, hazard/road awareness, safe following distances, how to brake properly in emergencies, and other such situations and topics that may not often be discussed by your parent, guardian or supervising driver while you are learning to drive.
You Can Get Between 20-40 Hours Log Book Credit If You’ve Completed 50 Driving Hours
You can get bonus hours for completing the Safer Drivers Course. Combined, the classroom and in-car instruction, count for 20 hours of credit towards your logbook completion.
In addition, if you opt for 10 more hours of in-car instruction from LTrent Driving School, you can earn additional “2-for-1” hours, and get 20 more bonus credit hours.
That means that with the Safer Drivers Course and 10 hours of in-car instruction, you will only need 80 hours of supervised in-car driving to get your P1 licence as a learner driver.
Note that you cannot exceed more than 40 hours of additional credit from both the Safer Drivers Course and professional in-car instruction.
Interested In The Safer Drivers Course? Get In Touch With Us Now!
If you are interested in taking the Safer Drivers Course in NSW or VIC, LTrent Driving School is here to help. We’re certified to provide this course, which will teach you more about good driving behaviour, and provide you with 20 hours of additional logbook credit.
To get started, give us a call on 02 8748 4500 to learn more about fees, availability, and the locations for our Safer Drivers Course. You can also book online by clicking on the button below. We hope to see you soon.