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The Learn Drive Survive Safer Drivers Course (SDC) is available to learner drivers who have at least 50 actual hours of driving. Learn Drive Survive are an approved provider of the Transport for NSW Safer Drivers Course that was designed by the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) and introduced by the NSW Government. The Safer Drivers Course was created to educate learner drivers under 25 years of age, safer driving habits and techniques.
Research has proven that novice drivers between the ages of 17 and 25, are most vulnerable in their first year of driving solo. Infact in NSW, crash data shows that novice drivers are approximately three (3) times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than the average crash rate for all drivers. The SDC is designed to help prepare learner drivers to become safer drivers as they progress to their P’s.
Completing a safe driving course with Learn Drive Survive helps learner drivers understand the importance of driver attitude and behaviour. In this safe driving program, you will learn the techniques and strategies to help minimise unnecessary risk taking, distractions and influences that can affect a drivers capabilty.
If you’re looking for a Learn Drive Survive Safer Drivers Course that is engaging, informative and encourages learner drivers to contribute in group discussions and activities, book today. The course is only five (5) hours in duration and involves a theory (Module 1) and a practical component (Module 2). To complete the SDC, you must meet the following requirements;
hold a valid learner licence
have a minimum of 50 actual driving hours (not the 3 for 1 bonus hours) and;
be under 25 years of age.
SAFER DRIVERS COURSE MODULES
Module 1 Safer Drivers Course
Led by an experienced facilitator, Module 1 is an interactive and engaging three (3) hour facilitated group discussion set in a classroom environment. Throughout the session, learners will explore the behaviours and effective management strategies to become safer drivers. Module 1 helps learner drivers to identify and manage internal and external influences that can impact the skills and ability of novice drivers.
Module 2 Safer Drivers Course
Module 2 of the SDC consists of a two (2) hour coaching session in a trainers vehicle. The session only involves two (2) learner drivers and a driver trainer. Each learner will take turns driving on a set route whilst implementing certain strategies learnt in Module 1. This allows learner drivers to identify risks and potential risks in a real life driving environment and the techniques used to help minimise unnecessary risk taking behaviours.
LEARN DRIVE SURVIVE SAFER DRIVERS COURSE LEARNING ELEMENTS
Driving at a speed suitable to the conditions is essential to minimise the risk of a crash. Lower speeds also allows drivers to see more. Learn simple speed management techniques to allow for critical reaction responses.
Hazard Awareness & Response
Hazard Perception includes the process of recognising and reacting to potentially dangerous driving situations. Learn how to identify and effectively respond to hazards and developing hazards.
Safe Following Distance
A Safe Following Distance is essential when driving in the same direction behind traffic. Learn how to create, maintain, protect and manage a Safe Following Distance whilst driving and when stopped in traffic.
Safe Gap Selection
Choosing a safe gap in traffic is a skill that requires on-going practice. A learners judgement on distance is in the developing stages. Learn techniques that will help you identify safe gaps without taking unnecessary risks.
Identifying & Avoiding Risks
A hazard is something that has potential to harm you or someone else. Risk is the likelihood of a hazard causing harm. Learn the difference between both and how to manage and avoid risks in a real life driving situation.
Other Defensive Strategies
There are many simple tips and techniques you can do to be a safe driver. Things such as vehicle positioning and the anticipation of others, can help prevent a crash and keep you safe. The SDC will teach you these life skills.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When Can I Do the Safer Drivers Course
To complete the Learn Drive Survive Safer Drivers Course, you must meet the following requirements;
- you must hold a valid learner licence
- you must complete a minimum of 50 actual driving hours (not the 3 for 1 bonus hours) and;
- you must be under 25 years of age.
Will I need to supply my own vehicle to do the in-vehicle coaching part of the safer drivers course?
Do I have to complete the course modules in a particular order?
What if I can only complete one of the modules?
Is the Safer Driver Course just like a driving lesson?
Can I do the course in a manual vehicle?
Can I fail the course?
WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY
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Dee is the most amazing person ever! She has helped me with my driving so much. She’s so understanding and makes you feel so comfortable the whole time. I would recommend the whole team to anyone that wants to do the safer drivers course or to book in lessons. Love these guys!! Thanks so much Dee.
100% recommend learn drive survive. They did amazing job in the module 1 and to get me confident behind the wheel. I didn’t think I could of done it without them.
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Just wanted to thank Grant for being such a fantastic teacher. He was easy to talk to whilst driving and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Can not thank him enough how he has helped me polish up on my driving skills to ensure I can be a safer driver. Thanks so much Grant !