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Parents & Supervisors of Learner Drivers Workshop

Sutherland Shire Council will be conducting a Free (2) hour seminar on Wednesday 18th March, 2020, at 7pm which aims to cover new laws and provide practical advice Re: supervising learner drivers, completing the logbook and the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience.

Enquiries: Road Safety Officer 02 9710 0341 or mstuart@ssc.nsw.gov.au


How Safe Is Your First Car?

Research indicates midsize vehicles, as opposed to small, are generally the safest option for provisional drivers, along with features such as anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), and side airbags. Here is a great resource for parents and their young drivers who are in the market for a SAFE first used car.

http://www.howsafeisyourfirstcar.com.au/home?fbclid=IwAR1D4UzqdVHu4ATo_Q3NfBxUzsODeG0Ykvjc0KXqlgPP99xdhxGUP3D-BPg



Driving Technique that 95% of Drivers Don't Know

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/on-the-road/important-driving-technique-that-95-per-cent-of-aussies-dont-know/news-story/a682dad698fba72954e9f5d5a74288fb?fbclid=IwAR2VuvwcRfVP8KiLH9pUAsRoyiE2cQz3Z8lsYrZ9w-ZlGN_KNFWwdDNri9g#.238gh

Mum reveals fateful choice that led to sons being killed in road crash

https://au.news.yahoo.com/mum-reveals-the-choice-that-instantly-killed-both-her-sons-071821842.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALPMEnTmd_uTKQOsLeOQmsvDgcrZexOBWlpNV6KgjyMp2jtKT1AN5vLovRUH9PxEWQlNTcHE-6cENTRQ32JIjbZWQBQAFuDMejBhcq5GBPyOUFqNoyO0J2kRaEVUyGHMf4UIoIVkrJhBjhJ54pQ_xjc6GVqBf35wZwuR8tcxwxqH


Teen Invents Way to Remove Blind-Spots In Cars

https://mashable.com/article/blind-spot-invention-teen-girl-broadcom/?fbclid=IwAR3-8EoAHVr5hMGQ5ASThxT-DJNBnh7a8tak0Q4EFDUzcG5kULLJprZFitk

Speed Limits to Change Across New South Wales


New South Wales road rule AMMENDMENT effective 26th September, 2019.


https://www.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/news/speed-limits-to-change-across-nsw/?fbclid=IwAR2pTG35UX5VWsXs2ZCsMC0XbG4Jh953H3KAa0cuIVnLJqjwmqQ1ugKi74Q



NSW Launch Digital Drivers Licence app
Please note: If you're pulled over by police, do not handle a phone to display your licence until requested to do so.
https://www.9news.com.au/technology/nsw-digital-driver-licence-legal-across-state-what-you-need-to-know/1e70807d-9f28-4acf-8d07-99ff6291ca6b?fbclid=IwAR3i9YZL5FGHEsni-fObusjhC9ucqCilXlKJNDaLio8OX8v2ysm5Jhj1EEk

Bstreetsmart


Bstreetsmart is an injury prevention program hosted by Westmead Hospital's Trauma Service in response to the fact adolescent drivers represent only 14% of licence holders but are involved in 21% of fatal crashes.

More than 26,000 high school students visit Quodos Bank Arena in Sydney over three days every year to witness simulated crash scenarios and hear from road trauma survivors as part of a road safety initiative designed to encourage young people to make safer choices as a driver and passenger.

Young drivers are most at risk in the first six months of driving solo on their P-Plates and represent approximately 25% of hospital road trauma admissions.

Bstreetsmart posted a video to YouTube of one of their live events which provides teens and their parents with a realistic look at the trauma caused by road crashes and gives them information and strategies in an attempt to reduce serious injuries and deaths. Not alI students get the opportunity to attend such an important event, so to view the full 3.5 hour program click on the following link: https://youtu.be/6EFfj34S9ZA

Below is a 22 minute clip of the crash recreation component with commentary by Dr. Ken Harrison who is a trauma doctor at Westmead Hospital. #Care2DriveAware