Free Lesson

What is keys2drive

keys2drive fosters the relationship between the learner driver and their parent/supervisor under the guidance of a keys2drive accredited driving instructor, through a FREE lesson funded by the Australian Government.

keys2drive is the single largest national learner driver safety program ever undertaken in Australia.

The program has been developed by the Australian Automobile Association(AAA) and its members; NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC(WA), RAA(SA), RACT and AANT.

In 2011 the Australian Government committed $17 million to implement the keys2drive nationally over 5 years and in the 2016 May budget committed a further $4 million to provide 80,000 to 90,000 free lessons over the next twelve months.

Why keys2drive

Learner drivers are the safest drivers on the road.  However when they gain their P plates and begin solo driving, their risk of fatality and/or having a serious accident, jumps dramatically (20-30 times)

How does keys2drive work

During the FREE lesson, the keys2drive accredited driving instructor uses  ‘train-the-trainer’ approach to introduce the supervisor and the learner driver to a new way of learning called Find Your Own Way (FYOW)

FYOW encourages the learner driver to ask questions, better recognise risky situations and to find and fix mistakes.

FYOW assists supervisors to guide learner drivers to practice longer, with lots of variation (e.g. distractions such as music or additional people in the car, and night or wet weather conditions) and to actively learn by self assessing and self reflecting and become ‘P’ plate ready.

keys2drive improves the quality and quantity of the learner driver experience by assisting parents/supervisors to be more effective in their driver training role.

Additional supporting material for parents, supervisors and learner drivers is available on the keys2drive website.