Thursday, May 30, 2024

New vehicle for Strathbogie driving program

Drivers and mentors taking part in the TAC L2P Program in Victoria’s Strathbogie Shire now have a new vehicle for driving lessons.

The local program supports young learner drivers with poor access to vehicles and mentor drivers.

Strathbogie Shire Council Acting Mayor, Paul Murray said it was fantastic young drivers would get to enjoy the features of a new vehicle.

“We have seen young drivers grow and become confident to get their P-plates thanks to the TAC L2P Program,” Cr Murray said.

“Not only will the new vehicle allow the mentors and drivers to be comfortable with new features, but there are also always enhanced safety functions that come with any new model of vehicle.”

Cr Murray encouraged experienced drivers who wished to become mentors to visit the L2P Program website to find out more.

“Mentors only need to commit one to two hours each week to help a young learner driver complete their 120 hours of driving experience required to apply for a licence,” he said.

“The program matches young local drivers aged 16-21 years without access to a supervising driver or a car with a volunteer trained mentor.”

Mentors are provided with training in the latest road safety practices before being matched with learner drivers.

“The L2P Program is not only a fantastic way of improving road safety but it also empowers our younger people as a drivers licence can lead to further education opportunities, employment, independence and a sense of achievement.”

Berry Street L2P Program Senior Coordinator, Jenni Bowles said Berry Street was very happy to partner with the Strathbogie Shire Council with the L2P Program.

“We are always looking for both mentors and learners to take on the program. Learners will receive professional lessons as well as drives with their mentor to assist them to gain their licence, a great way to enjoy driving with a new car as well,” she said.

To find out more about the program, visit www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/tacl2p

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