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Your legal requirements as a supervising driver

What kind of driver are you raising?

Kids learn more from your behaviour than you may realise.

How you drive can have a huge influence on kids aged five to 12 years and the type of drivers they'll become.

Together with your learner, you can:

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Plan drives

Plan drives, routes and tasks that match their skills and level of experience.

 

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Be distraction free

Make sure they’re free from all types of distractions in the car before driving.

 

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Put away phones

Get them to put their phones on silent and put them away before they start to drive.

 

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Turn off music

Keep music off when they first start learning to drive and turn it up to normal levels when they’re more experienced.
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Talk through what they see

Get your learner to talk about what they see and do on each drive.

 

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Talk about signs and signals

Talk with them about signs, speed limits, potential hazards and the good behaviour of other road users.

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Talk through driving decisions

Get them to talk through their driving decisions as they make them.
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Discuss feedback

Give your learner positive feedback and praise your learner when they drive safely.

 

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Build confidence

Help them build their confidence but not at the expense of safe driving behaviours.
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Take breaks

Decide when your learner needs to stop the vehicle and take a break.

 

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Take over the drive

Recognise when you need to take over the drive from your learner.

 

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Have post drive discussions

Have a quick chat after the drive to talk about what they think went well and what else they could’ve done.

What's in stage one

Check out stage one car control.