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State Growth to Introduce a 'Driver Ready' Program!

Posted on 5 June, 2020 at 20:00

On April 22, the government removed the requirement for the L2 driving assessment which was designed to support new and current L1 licence holders heading for their P1 license..

This week just gone Launceston Driving School received news of the 'Driver Ready' Program which will, for a short time, assist the driver education industry and learner drvers by providing a free driving lesson funded by the state government.  

The main features of the package include

  • learner drivers having access to one free instruction lesson with a participating 'Driver Ready' authorised assesor/instructor.
  • instructors will have the opportunity to establish a connection with the learner driver in the early stages of their driving journey
  • the department will contact learner drivers that fail their P1 assessment and encourage them to access a free lesson to improve their readiness to undertake another P1 test
  • approved light vehicle instructors will be authorised to provide such a lesson funded by the government, and
  • over 3,600 free lessons will be offered 

The best use you could make of this lesson would be as a mock PDA which should incorpoate as close as possible the elements of a real PDA.  The only differnce would be that if a learner makes a mistake the instructor should note it, but also mention it as it occurs.  A review at the end would consolidate good habits and highlight areas needing work.

If you are in the early stages of your learning however, you could still benefit by taking a lesson with an instructor to assess your progress so far, and also as above, identify any bad habits you might be starting to show, and make constructive suggestions about habits you should develop.  It is much easier to nip a bad practice in the early days than let it develop into an automatic action that is much harder to eliminate.

This is an excellent initiative by State Growth so keep your eyes open or contact Service Tasmania for more information.

Of course, Launceston Driving School is available for you whether it is a mock PDA or if you are at Day 1 of your car driving journey!


Tony at LDS

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