L-platers to trial the logbook of the future

Published: 8 Feb 2017

A new trial aims to move learner driver logbooks from paper to smartphones.

The six-week trial is inviting 100 learner drivers from Western Sydney and regional NSW to try one of the four apps: Licence Ready, Learner Journey, Ezy Log and L2P.

All participants will receive a free Safer Drivers Course and 20 hours towards their 120 hours of driving practice.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said it was about time we brought the logbook experience into the 21st century.

“The apps have been designed so that they don’t distract new drivers or their supervisors, and comply with all applicable road rules relating to the use of mobile phones in vehicles,” Ms Pavey said.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the apps are designed to streamline the learning process while keeping drivers safe.

“This is the next exciting step towards creating better, tech-based solutions for customers by working closely with the brightest minds in the technology community,” Mr Constance said

Transport for NSW will review feedback from the trial, and successful apps are expected to be rolled out more widely later this year.

Registration to join the trial will be on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Castle Hill and Maitland Service NSW centres from today.

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