Do you know a young person in Tallangatta who might need support to learn to drive?
Or, do you know an experienced driver who would be a good mentor to a Learner?
The L2P Program run in Tallangatta by Junction Support Services and funded by Vic Roads through Towong Shire Council is seeking more Learner drivers and volunteer drivers.
The program matches volunteer drivers with local young people who do not have a car, or anyone who can teach them to drive, to help them get the experience they need to get their P-plates.
L2P Program Coordinator Jacque Owens said mentors and learners use a car based at Tallangatta Secondary College. The program covers the cost of insurance, fuel, professional driving lessons and training.
“L2P is a great opportunity for young people to learn to drive, gain independence and increase their study and work options,” Jacque said.
“L2P also plays an important role in the community because it helps to create safe young drivers on our roads.”
Mentors receive about 10 hours of training through Vic Roads and receive ongoing assistance from Junction Support Services.
Learner drivers receive up to seven professional driving lessons and the mentor supports the learner to reach their 120 hours of compulsory supervised drive time.
To find out more, please contact L2P Coordinator Jacque Owens on 02 6043 7414, collect an application pack from Tallangatta Secondary School or our offices at 9/155 Melbourne Road, Wodonga.