MANY of Tamworth’s young drivers are a little more confident on the roads after the first of many safe driving courses at the weekend.
Professional Driver Education instructor Peter Draper said the feedback from those in the course was “astoundingly good”.
“They’re all going away saying they’ve learned skills to make them better drivers and I can attest that they are going to be better drivers,” he said.
“We do a lot of work on getting them aware of what’s happening around them, how to avoid risks, planning and making early
decisions. The confidence level has grown enormously over this weekend.”
There were a dozen participants in this first course, but Mr Draper said two more were planned for next month.
The course has two components, with the first being three hours in a classroom followed by two hours in a car where two learners go together with an instructor.
“They bounce off each other and provide feedback and information,” Mr Draper said.
He said the main reason for the course was that P-platers were very heavily represented in accident statistics.
“We want to reduce the number of accidents that P-platers have,” Mr Draper said.