Shire seeks mentors to help accelerate learner driver program

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is on the look-out for experienced drivers to help supervise learner drivers as part of the TAC L2P Program on the Southern Peninsula.

The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and managed by the Department of Transport, supported by the Victorian Government.

With the help of volunteers from across the Peninsula, the Shire has been assisting learner drivers who do not have access to a supervising driver or a vehicle due to various circumstances since 2009.

The Shire is hoping to recruit 10 new mentors into the program who can work with young people to achieve 120 hours of driving experience as required to undertake the license test.

The perfect L2P Mentor will be someone enthusiastic about contributing to the community and supporting young people by committing one to two hours per week to assist in supervised driving.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said: “We’re really proud to support our youth in any way we can. Getting your license is such an integral part of gaining independence and stepping into adulthood.

“Having your license leads to more employment and educational opportunities that are fundamental to our young people”.

Successful mentors will be provided with full training and support and will have all insurances covered by the Shire when volunteering in the role.

Eligible mentors must be full licensed and over 21 years old.

To learn more about the L2P Learner Driver Program and to apply, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/l2pmentorapplication

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