PHILIPS, Australia — A new driver education scheme in Australia has been announced, promising to introduce all new drivers to safety and advanced driving skills.
Driver schools, which have been around for decades, will be launched on Monday, and will have drivers who have completed at least two years of driver education.
“Our aim is to give them the skills and knowledge they need to take the next step towards being a driver,” the company behind the scheme, Driver Schools Australia, said in a statement.
“This is something that we have been pushing for a long time.
It’s going to be a good opportunity for our customers to get a great education for the future.”
Driver schools are currently available in the United States and Australia, with similar programs in other countries including Canada and Germany.
In the United Kingdom, the National Driver School opened last year, and the University of London’s Driver School has been in operation since 2012.
Australia has seen an increase in drivers using the Internet, particularly through apps like Uber and Grab, and more than a billion hours of driving recorded in 2017, according to the National Driving School Association.