Driving log

 

Use this table to record the number of hours you spend driving. Fill it out every time you drive.

As well as including training sessions with your coach and any formal driving lessons you have with a driving instructor, you should also include any time you spend driving with a supervisor.

When you complete a column, add it up. When you complete the table, add up all the columns. You should aim to get at least 60 hours of supervised driving practice before you apply to sit your  practical driving test.

 

Driving log

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Getting a licence is just the start of an ongoing journey to becoming a safe and experienced driver.Safe teen driver information

The goal for drivers with a licence is to gain experience driving alone. But it’s vital parents and coaches don’t bail out just yet – a new driver’s first 6–12 months of driving alone are the most risky, especially for teenaged drivers.

Even though parents or coaches may not always be in the car with a driver, they can still stay involved in their safety by:

  • helping the learner to identify the risks they might face
  • working with them to manage those risks safely
  • driving with them when they first encounter the risks.

The BDTAS website provides parents and coaches with tools to stay actively involved in their teen’s driving . The tools enable parents/coaches and teens to talk together about risks and how to manage them.