One hundred local young people have now gained their probationary drivers licences through Brimbank’s Learner Driver Mentor Program, L2P.
Run in partnership with VicRoads, the Brimbank L2P Program helps learner drivers who don’t have access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to gain the 120 hours driving experience they need to apply for a licence.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said the L2P Program has been helping local learner driver’s gain driving experience in Brimbank since 2010.
“In the last eight years this program has helped 100 local young people gain their probationary licences, and more than 250 local learners gain valuable driving experience.
“What’s great about this program is that, not only are these young people being taught the skills they need to get on the road, but they’re also forming connections and friendships with the volunteer mentors who give up their time to teach them these skills.
“During the past eight years we’ve had 82 volunteer mentors participate in the program, leading an amazing 6400 driving lessons.
“This milestone of 100 licences is testament to both the wonderful work of our volunteers, and the sustained resilience of the learner drivers who have had the opportunity to be involved.
“For the 100 learners who have gained their licences, we know that holding a licence has given them a sense of accomplishment, helped support their families, and also given access to employment and study pathways,” the Mayor said.
Brimbank City Council acknowledges VicRoads for its support for the Brimbank L2P Program, the various partner service agencies that have referred young people to the program, and GoSafe Driving School which supports the program.
The L2P Program is funded by the TAC with additional funding from Brimbank City Council.