Learners given a hand on region’s roads

Roads should become a lot safer for residents of property in Narangba as learner drivers are given a helping hand getting to grips with their new-found skills.

Moreton Bay Regional Council has released a new guide designed to assist anyone who is taking to the road for the first time.

It can be obtained free of charge and has been put together with assistance from driving examiners and police to give young drivers the best possible chance of success.

"Whether you're on the coast, the motorway, or in the hinterland, the guide is also a great way to discover all that the Moreton Bay Region has to offer," noted the RACQ's Lauren Ritchie.

The 40-page book contains details of more than 13 local routes that have been specially selected to appear in the Drives for Learners in Moreton Bay handbook.

It is hoped the book will be most help to learner drivers between the ages of 17 and 24 as they start to rack up their 100 supervised hours on the road.

Copies can be obtained from council customer service centres, some driving instructors and the Department of Transport's branches at Redcliffe, Caboolture and Strathpine.

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