More mentor driver volunteers needed

14 April 2014

A PROGRAM helping local young people gain enough driving experience to apply for their P plates needs more volunteer mentor drivers.

The Alpine Shire L2P Learner Driver Mentor program is supported by VicRoads, funded by the Transport Accident Commission and facilitated by Council.

It aims to help young people who experience obstacles in obtaining the 120 hours of driving experience required to gain their P plates.

This may include not have access to a driving supervisor or a vehicle.

L2P Coordinator Jenny Corser said the program needs community-minded people to volunteer as supervising drivers.

“Mentors need to have a full drivers licence and be able to commit a minimum of two hours per week to work with a young person,” she said.

“We have a number of new learner drivers coming on board and are particularly looking for supervisors in the Bright area.

“This is a fantastic program that helps young people who may not otherwise have the chance to gain their independence and become mobile.

“It can be life changing to gain your P plates and we’re proud to be running a program that helps people achieve this huge step.”

If you want to help young people in our community become safe drivers call L2P Coordinator, Jenny Corser on 0418 736 665 or email L2P@alpineshire.gov.vic.au.


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