RACQ welcomes launch of PrepL driver education program

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed the launch of PrepL, a new driver education program designed to give learners a safer start to their time on the road.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads announced on Tuesday, a new program would replace the former 30-question paper-based written test. The new smartphone, tablet and computer-compatible learning platform would require users to answer approximately 400 questions and participate in real-life interactive challenges.

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RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said the new program was well-suited to the way young people learn and would better prepare them for the roads.

“We know that learners are some of our most vulnerable drivers, so it’s vital they’re given the best start to motoring. We’re confident PrepL will engage with young drivers in a way that’s familiar and interesting to them,” Ms Hunter said.

“The program will also be accessible at any time and allow participants to complete their learners at their own pace and sit their test from the comfort of their own home, so it’s extremely convenient.

“We encourage parents to help spread the word and empower their young people to get started on PrepL.”

Ms Hunter reminded parents and carers to brush up on the road rules, to make sure they were demonstrating the best behaviours to learners.

“For some parents, it’s been a while since they sat their driving test, so it’s a wise idea for them to refresh their knowledge of the road rules and ensure they’re passing the right habits on to their kids,” she said.

More information could be found on the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ website.