Supervisor Guide

The Supervisor Guide shows you how you can help your learner driver achieve a good foundation for lifelong safe driving – six months on P-plates with zero harm.

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It’s not a guide for teaching basic driving skills – there are many other resources that do this.

The single best protective measure for safe P-plate driving is a meaningful experience on Ls; this requires a great deal of effortful driving practice.

Supervising a learner driver might seem like a frightening prospect. In reality, though, learner drivers are involved in far fewer casualty crashes than experienced drivers. You should enjoy this experience and not fear it.

You can provide meaningful experience through the diversity of driving situations, and by helping your learner question those experiences – before, during, and after them. Read more about this on the pages that explain how to provide long, wide and deep experience.

We encourage you to read the whole guide carefully and use it as a companion on all supervised drives; but if you’re pushed for time, see the Quick Guide for a brief overview of the approach.

Starting with a Keys2drive free driving lesson is an excellent way for you both to prepare.

A Keys2drive accredited driving instructor can coach you in getting started and help you both be a safer P-plater.

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