The RMS Safer Drivers Course is exactly the same as the NRMA Safer Drivers Course, PCYC Safer Drivers Course and LTrent Safer Drivers Course.
The RMS Safer Drivers Course (SDC) was introduced in 2013 and was designed by the Roads and Maritime Services to establish safer driving practices for learner drivers under the age of 25. Statistics show that this age group are most at risk at being involved in a serious or fatal crash once they are a provisional licence holder.
The Safer Drivers Course is sure to engage learner drivers in an interactive learning program specifically designed to provoke group discussion. The course consists of two modules (which are likely to be undertaken on two separate days). The course is fun, engaging and informative.
- An engaging three-hour group discussion with other learner drivers.
- This is a two-hour practical learning session in a vehicle with a qualified driving instructor and another learner driver. This module allows students to “put into practice” what they learned in the classroom in module 1 and learn more about safe driver practices.
Should I do the Safer Drivers Course?
This Course is a great introduction to help you gain a better understanding about influential factors whilst operating a motor vehicle. It will assist in controlling any distractions and external influences as well as understanding the importance of anticipating the potential hazards. Module 1 covers safe distances, speed management, gap selection and hazard awareness. Module 2 puts all this theory based learning directly into practice so that you will have a better understanding as to why these factors are crucial when driving.
How much does the Course Cost?
The price of the Safer Drivers Course is $140.00. This fee is set by the RMS .
Are there any prerequisites?
Yes. To be able to attend this course, you must be a learner driver, have completed 50 actual logbook driving hours and be under the age of 25. This has to be 50 actual hours of on-road driving. This does not include any hours that can be accrued through (3 for 1) structured professional driving lessons or instruction.