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Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course

The Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course teaches learner drivers techniques and strategies that help minimise unnecessary risk taking, distractions and influences that can affect a drivers capability. The Safer Drivers Course in Nelson Bay was created to help reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes, involving our young and inexperienced drivers.

Research has proven 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. In addition, NSW crash data also shows that novice drivers, such as red P platers, are most vulnerable in their first year of driving solo.

Designed for young drivers under the age of 25, this awesome Safer Drivers Course in Nelson Bay is engaging, fun, informative and encourages learner drivers to contribute in group discussions and activities. Learn simple yet effective techniques, that can help keep our learners safe on the roads.

Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course
Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course


Module 1

Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course

Module 1 Nelson Bay 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

Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course

Module 2 Nelson Bay 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 environment and the techniques used to help minimise unnecessary risk taking behaviours.

The Nelson Bay SDC targets everyday driving skills and abilities that include internal and external factors, identifying and managing hazards, speed management, safe following distances, reducing risks and safe gap selection.

Complete a safe driving course to help learner drivers understand the importance of driver behaviour and attitude. If you’re looking for a Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course that is only five (5) hours in duration and gives you 20 logbook hours, book a course today or call 1800 898 969.

To complete this awesome Safer Drivers Course, you must
meet the following requirements;


hold a valid learner licence


complete a minimum of 50 actual driving hours (not the 3 for 1 bonus hours) and;


be under 25 years of age

Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course
Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course


Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course

Speed Management

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

Maintaining 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.


Safe Gap Selection

Choosing a safe gap in traffic is a skill that requires on-going practice. A learners judgment 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. 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 placement and the anticipation of others, can help prevent a crash and keep you safe.

Safer Drivers Course

Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course

How Much Is The Safer Drivers Course?

The course is $140 across the state no matter what provider you use. That equates to only $7.00 per log book hour! Please note that full payment must be made before attending module one of the SDC. If you are a concession card holder you may be eligible to complete the SDC for free. You must complete a concession course application and send it to Learn Drive Survive before attending module one of the SDC. Pensioner Concession card holders can click here to apply or for more information.

Safer Drivers Course Locations

The Safer Drivers Course can be completed at various locations across Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, The Hunter, Mid-North Coast and Northern Rivers.

To book your place in one of our Safer Drivers Course locations, click here or call 1800 898 969. Prefer to write? Head to our contact page.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Can I Do the Safer Drivers Course
To complete this awesome 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?
No. A dual-controlled vehicle will be supplied by the course provider.
Do I have to complete the course modules in a particular order?
Yes. All participants must complete module one (the facilitated group discussion), before completing module two (the in-vehicle coaching). Module two should be completed within one month of module one.
What if I can only complete one of the modules?
The 20 log book hours credit will only be available for learners that have completed both modules of the course within four weeks. Participants should contact Learn Drive Survive directly to learn more about their cancellation/rebooking policies or visit for more information.
Is the Safer Driver Course just like a driving lesson?
Although the team at Learn Drive Survive teach the same skills and techniques as the SDC in everyday driving lessons, the course is not about learning to drive. It is a coaching session and doesn’t focus on car control or manoeuvres such as reverse parking.
Can I do the course in a manual vehicle?
We only provide automatic vehicles for students to complete the course. We want all students to focus on the course components and not the operation of the clutch and gears.
Can I fail the course?
No. There is no assessment or pass/ fail component of the Safer Drivers Course. However, participants must complete both course modules to be eligible for the 20 hour log book credit.
Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course

Learn Drive Survive Driving School is an accredited provider of the Transport for NSW Safer Drivers Course.

Nelson Bay Safer Drivers Course

The Safer Drivers Course logo is a trade mark of Transport for NSW of 18 Lee St Chippendale NSW Australia.



Great driving school. I really liked Simone she is a great teacher, exactly what I was looking for. I definitely recommend doing the course with these guys.


Fantastic driving school, big help in getting building my sons confidence.


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.


Learn Drive Survive is hands down the best driving school ever and this is from a non bias view. I have had different instructors teach me, but this driving school gave me the best instructor of them all. This driving school is the best to do the safer driver course with and guarantee that if you are taught by them and you listen, you will learn safe driving tips. They are wonderful and would hundred percent recommend anyone to them.


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 !


Secure your spot in the next available Safe Drivers Course where you will not only receive 20 log book hours but learn;


How to Reduce Peer Pressure When Driving


How to Manage Distractions when Driving


How to Minimise Unnecessary Risks


How influences Can Affect a Drivers Capabilty


Much, Much More


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