15 March 2013
Rotorua District Council (RDC) is taking registrations for its April Driver Directions course for young drivers wanting to get valuable driving skills and practice on a safe off-road environment.
The free course is on Tuesday 23 April at Taupo Motorsport Park and is also supported by police, Rotary, fire services, and St John.
Driver Directions involves qualified driving instructors and police taking young participants through practical driving skills, accompanied by parents or caregivers.
RDC Road Safety Coordinator Jodie Lawson says Driver Directions is a valuable opportunity for teenagers on learners’ and restricted licences to practice their driving skills in a safe off-road environment.
“Driver Directions has become so popular that, for the first time, we're offering it to 50 young drivers instead of 40 as in the past. We can do this because more people and organisations in the community are coming on board and contributing their services and expertise.
“We can now offer a driving simulator, tyre specialists and advisors, increased expertise on and off-road, and more one-on-one training.
Spaces are limited on the free Driver Directions course so those wanting to participate should register by calling Rotorua District Council on 07 348 4199 as soon as possible, or register online by filling in the Driver Directions registration form by clicking here
Drivers must have a learner or restricted licence, their own car, and have a parent or guardian with them at all times when they take the course.