Free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers at Cessnock City Council admin building on March 26

A free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be held at Cessnock City Council's administration building on Thursday, March 26.

The workshop - hosted by council in partnership with Transport NSW - will offer practical advice on how to teach learner drivers to be safer motorists, and assist with L-platers making the transition to their P-plates.

The workshop will cover the current laws for L and P licence holders, supervising learner drivers, completing the log book, low risk driving and the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said it's worthwhile attending if you're supervising an L-plater.

"We have had great feedback from our attendees over the years who have got a lot of helpful tips and advice during the free workshop," Cr Pynsent said.

"Getting behind the steering wheel and learning to drive is one of the most important skills a person can learn.

"Those teaching our future motorists need to ensure their knowledge and skills are up to date with any current laws."

The workshop will run from 6pm to 8pm. Book your spot today by calling council's road safety officer, Warren Jeffery on 4993 4244.