Brimbank’s L2P program has achieved a fantastic milestone with 200 driving licences achieved.
Under this program, volunteer mentors from the community are matched up with a learner driver and use cars provided by Council for driving practice.
They work with the learner to develop a plan to practise driving in all kinds of conditions and give them the skills to be a safe driver.
Learners are aged between 16 and 23, and face disadvantage that would otherwise prevent them from achieving 120 hours of driving practice.
Gaining a licence means these young people can have greater access to education, employment and, in some cases, fulfil carer responsibilities for family members.
“Two hundred licences is a brilliant achievement by all of the young people involved and a testament to our dedicated volunteer mentors who have provided expert guidance and encouragement along the way,” said Brimbank Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen.
Council has been delivering the program for over 12 years, and in that time has seen over 400 learners assisted with gaining the 120 hours of safe, supervised driving required to go for their probationary licence.
L2P is funded by the Transport Accident Commission and administered by the Department of Transport.
Council needs more volunteer mentors to help us deliver this vital community program.
To find out more on how you can help, visit: brimbank.vic.gov.au/community/volunteering/learner-driver-mentor-program