RMS Safer Drivers Course

Become a safer driver and Get 20 Log Book Hours


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The RMS safer driver course was developed by the Roads and Maritime Services NSW. It was first introduced in 2013 to develop safer driving practices for learners under the age of 25. Statistics show that drivers aged 17 to 25 are most at risk of being involved in a serious or fatal crash.

The safer driver course is packed with useful information on how you can identify and manage the risks of driving. The course provides an interactive learning program specifically designed to provoke group discussions and involve the learners in a fun and engaging manner.

Module 1

Is an engaging three hour group discussion with other learner drivers in a class room, learn how to identify hazards and high risk behaviours and how you can manage these situations.

Module 2

This is a practical two hour learning session in a vehicle with a qualified driving instructor and another learner. This module allows students to “put into practice” what they learned in the classroom in module one as well as learning more about applying safer driving techniques.

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Should I do the Safer Drivers Course?

This course is a great introduction to the risk factors involved in motor vehicle accidents. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to help you minimise these risks and become a safer driver. Module one covers safe distances, crash avoidance spaces, gap selection and hazard awareness. Module 2 puts all this theory based learning into practice. This will give you a better understanding as to why these factors are crucial when driving.


How much does it cost?

The price of $140 is set by the RMS. It does not matter if you do the RMS safer driver course, NRMA safer driver course, PCYC safer driver course they are all $140.


Are there any prerequisites?

Yes. To be able to attend the course, you must be a learner driver who has completed 50 log book hours of actual on-road driving. This does not include any extra hours accrued in through the 3 for 1 structured professional driving lesson program

John Fitzpatrick is a Module 1 Facilitator and a Module 2 Coach for the

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