Driving tips for supervisors


Why being a supervisor is such an important job

If you are teaching someone to drive, you play an important role in developing their lifelong driving habits. It can be difficult to teach someone to drive—particularly in the early stages.

As a supervisor, you don’t have to take full responsibility for teaching your learner to drive. You can choose to have an accredited driver trainer to teach them more specific driving skills and techniques.

Your learner driver can have more than 1 supervisor, but there should only be 1 supervisor for each driving lesson.

Gaining experience behind the wheel is crucial to keep young people safe on the roads and prepare them for their provisional licence and unsupervised driving. Most fatalities involving young drivers are due to:

  • inexperience
  • overconfidence
  • deliberate risk taking.

The following guide can provide you with some key ideas to support you in teaching a learner how to drive.

Driving tips for supervisors

In this guide:

  1. Preparing to be a supervisor
  2. Planning a lesson
  3. Gaining experience and avoiding hazards
  4. Moving on to P plates

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