Stay involved

Once your learner has their provisional licence, the real challenge begins. Stay involved and help them through the P plate learning curve.

The challenge is to help your learner driver navigate the next six months of P plate driving without crashing and help them build a foundation for lifelong safe driving. Your P plate driver may think they have no more learning to do, but nothing could be further from reality.

You might consider negotiating rewards for making safe progress towards six months on P plates with zero harm, or consequences for not making safe progress.


This is a powerful time for a new driver to learn. They are able to take ideas they get from driving together and apply them when they drive alone. And vice versa - they can bring questions and experiences from driving alone to sessions of driving supervised.

Continue to encourage deep experience – your P plater will benefit from thinking like a learner driver and begin to notice smaller and smaller mistakes.

Keys2drive is an Australian Government-funded program providing learner drivers and their parents/supervisors a free driving lesson with a Keys2drive accredited professional driving instructor