Offered statewide, learner driver mentor programs match young learners without access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to a volunteer supervising driver and sponsored vehicle so they can reach the 120 hours they require to attain their Ps.
Throughout Victoria, the program has helped over 5,000 learners obtain their probationary licence and mentors have supervised over 458,000 hours of driving.
Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) North Eastern Acting Regional Director Nathan Matthews said L2P is a prime example of communities working together to achieve great outcomes on our roads.
“We’re grateful to Wangaratta’s program coordinators, NESAY and Rural City of Wangaratta, who have invested their time to assist 100 locals reach their licence goals,” Mr Matthews said.
“We are always looking for new mentors to join the program and help our up and coming young drivers to gain that essential experience behind the wheel.
“If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer mentor please contact your local program.”
Since June 2010, 83 mentors have shared 7043 driving hours to make the Wangaratta L2P program the success it is today.
L2P is free for eligible young people and is funded by the TAC and is managed by the VicRoads Community Programs team.
Find out more about the L2P program.