Roads Minister Duncan Gay today announced the second round of tenders for the roll out of Safer Drivers Courses across NSW, after strong start to registration by young drivers.
Minister Gay said the course that saves learner drivers 20 hours on their log book has been taken up at a considerable rate.
“I am delighted more than 500 learner drivers have registered to undertake the Safer Drivers Course since the start of July,” Minister Gay said.
“The benefits go beyond the 20 log book hours credit with training focused on the risks we know young drivers will face in the first few months of driving solo.
“The most dangerous time for a young driver is the first six months after they begin driving independently on their P-Plates.
“The Safer Drivers Course addresses this high risk period as well as provides the practical and theoretical training that will help create a new generation of safer drivers.
“The course is also kept at affordable levels for young drivers with a cost of $140 and the rest subsidised by the Community Road Safety Fund.
“We said the Community Road Safety Fund would direct all speed camera revenue back into road safety programs and upgrades and here is more evidence.
“Today I also invite training providers who have been waiting for another opportunity to participate, to apply for the delivery of the Safer Drivers Course during 2014-16.
“The public tender has been issued and I’m pleased the full roll out of the program has entered the next stage,” Minister Gay said.
Training providers from across NSW are encouraged to visit www.tenders.nsw.gov.au
Interested learner drivers can visit www.geared.com.au for booking details.