Keys for Life - Parents

Parents often take on the role of teaching their children to drive which can be a positive and sometimes challenging experience. 

Keys for Life assists parents to find out more about the Western Australian Licensing System and road safety.

The Drive Safe Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the road rules that apply in Western Australia. It is written in an easy to understand format and designed primarily to help new drivers prepare for a lifetime of safe driving.

Parents who attend a Keys for Life Parent Workshop with their son or daughter will be given a set of L plates and a Let's Practise booklet. This includes information about learning to drive, the Log Book and other handy tips about being a safer driver.

Behind the Wheel Journal cover imageBehind the Wheel is compulsory for students completing the Keys for Life program and includes 10 tasks that your son or daughter must complete with you at home, before undertaking the Learner Theory Test at school. They can access a hard copy of the journal from their teacher or they can complete the Behind the Wheel e-journal online or download a copy here.

L platesStudents and young people can undertake the legitimate Learner Theory Test at a school or agency implementing Keys for Life. Students who pass receive exemptions when applying for a Learner’s Permit – a privilege authorised by the Department of Transport.

Two boys holding L platesDriving allows young people freedom and independence. The Keys for Life secondary road safety education fact sheets provide support and advice to parents and young people about safer driving and safer socialising.

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Mum teaching daughter to driveThe Keys for Life Workshop for Parents and Students is run by the RAC in metropolitan locations and by SDERA consultants in regional areas. This one-hour session informs parents about the WA Licensing System and Log Book, tips on reducing stress when teaching their children to drive and the importance of supervised driving practice. 

Young girl holding L platesTeaching someone to drive is as much about road rules, responsibilities and safer cars, as it is about good communication.

Road Safety Commission has information about important safety features to look for in a car. 

keys2drive provides valuable information about supervising a learner driver.

Department of Transport logoTo prepare for the Learner's Permit test at school, encourage your son or daughter to practice the sample road rules quiz on the Department of Transport website. 


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