Book your safer drivers course

LEARN HOW TO STAY SAFE ON THE ROAD

5 HOURS = 20 LOGBOOK HOURS

Why the safer driver course?

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INTRODUCED BY NSW GOVERNMENT

The Safer Driver Course was introduced by the NSW Government from July 2013 and it has been designed by Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) with the goal of educating young learner drivers under the age of 25 on safe driving practices. 

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REDUCING FATALITIES

Research shows that Learners are at a much higher risk of crashes and accidents, while they are in the mode of getting their P1 Licence. It also shows that the Learners who have more supervised driving practice have a lower chance of being involve in a fatal crash.

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CREATING AWARENESS

The main aim of the Safer Driver Course is to make people aware of safe and defensive driving methods, which can help them in the future also. Onroad Driving Education is very passionate about this course because it sets out to improve learner drivers' level of driving and enhances their defensive driving skills. 

THEORY & PRACTICAL

BOTH THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL TRAINING ARE PROVIDED BY THE ONROAD SAFER DRIVER COURSE. THESE FOCUS ON:

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Safe driving

Main tips surround safe driving.

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Speed management

Instruction and tips on how to manage speed safely.

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Hazard awareness

Tips on how to stay alert and aware and scanning for hazards.

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Safe following distance

Tips on maintaining a safe following distance as well as driving methods to avoid tailgaters.

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Gap selection

Guidelines for driving with a safe gap between cars. 

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Risk avoidance 

Tips on how to avoid high risk situations. 

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Crash control

Guidelines for avoiding a crash should it arise. 

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Other strategies

Other driving strategies that will help to avoid risks on the road.  

The course consists of two modules

MODULE 1

3 HOUR INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

This workshop shows learners how to identify and manage risks while driving. 

Module 1 is led by an experienced facilitator with up to 12 participants. Research has shown that the transition from supervised to unsupervised driving is when drivers are most at risk of a fatal accident or severe injury. 

Module 1 aims to give participants the knowledge required to reduce this risk.

Participants will come away from Module 1 with the knowledge and understanding of:

  • Why they are about to enter the highest risk driving period.
  • What factors lead to this high risk period.
  • How to identify these factors and risks.
  • How to manage and reduce the associated risks.
  • Low risk driving strategies.

Module 1 also prepares participants for unsupervised driving and gives them driving skills for life. Onroad Driving School regularly runs Module 1 at various locations throughout Sydney. 

 

Module 1

 

Module 2

MODULE 2

2 HOUR IN-CAR PRACTICAL TRAINING

This practical training shows learners low risk driving strategies. 

Module 2 is conducted with 2 participants and puts the concepts learned in Module 1 into practice with an experienced RMS accredited driving instructor.

Participants will gain practical skills in:

  • Following distances.
  • Gap selection.
  • Hazard perception.
  • Speed management.

Onroad Driving School provides Module 2 at a range of locations throughout Sydney. The time and location of Module 2 is organised with your trainer at Module 1, however we are very flexible with our times and locations to ensure the training is run as conveniently as possible for you. 

Module 2 must be completed within 1 month of Module 1.

Safer driver course and the learner logbook system

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 1.

A learner driver must have 120 hours entitled in his logbook under various conditions in order to take the road test.

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If both the modules of the Safer Driver Course are completed, learner drivers will have 20 hours reduced in their logbook i.e they will need 100 hours more.

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3.

The Safer Driver Course is FREE for Concession Card Holders.

Eligibility criteria

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CRITERIA 1

Safer Drivers Course is available to learner drivers under the age of 25 years in NSW.

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CRITERIA 2

A learner driver must have completed 50 logbook driving hours.

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CRITERIA 3

These hours are excluded from Professional Driving Lessons hours $140 payable to Onroad Driving School.

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CRITERIA 4

Learner driver must attend Module 1 and Module 2 within time frame of 4 weeks.

WHY ONROAD DRIVING EDUCATION?

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Safety is our number 1 priority

Safety is our number one priority: start off your journey not only as a great driver but as a safe driver with Onroad Driving Education, an accredited RMS (Roads and Maritime Services) provider of the Safer Driver Course.

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An award-winning driving school

Onroad Driving Education, Sydney's No. 1 Award Winning Driving school delivers Module 1 and 2 of the Safer Driver Course in various location across Sydney on a weekly basis. We feel you shouldn't have to be inconvenienced to complete your course and that's why no matter where you are in Sydney, there will be a course suitable for you!

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flexible and convenient

With over 40 driving instructors, Onroad can deliver Module 2 at a time and location that is most convenient to you. All our instructors are RMS accredited and would be delighted to guide you to becoming a safer and more confident driver for life! 

GIFT A STANDARD DRIVING LESSON

Gift your friend or loved one with an amazing opportunity to be able to learn to drive safely and correctly. Multiple voucher options available.

GIFT THE SAFER DRIVERS COURSE

Gift your friend or loved one with a Safer Drivers Course where they will get 20 log book hours and learn to be a safer driver for life!

CANCELLATION POLICY

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CANCELLATION of a booking must be made 7 days in advance for a full refund.

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cancellations can be made up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled course. No refund will be given, but the course can be rescheduled to another date.

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Cancellations made within 48 hours of the scheduled course will incur full fee. 

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No refund will be given for non-attendance. 

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If you are late, you will not be allowed to attend the course. 

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If the course is cancelled by the provider, you will be rebooked for another date that is convenient for you or you may request a refund.

The Safer Drivers Course logo is a trade mark of Transport for NSW of 18 Lee St Chippendale NSW Australia
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