THE L2P car is visiting towns in South Gippsland this school holidays in a bid to spread the word about the importance of providing a safe environment for those learning to drive.
It’s hoped the L2P Road Show will encourage an increase in membership – from learner drivers to volunteer mentors.
L2P assists learners under 21 years of age, who do not have access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to gain the driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.
Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and have access to a sponsored vehicle, which they can use to get supervised driving experience.
Council’s Road Safety/Learner Driver Project Officer, John Ernst, said the program, funded by the Transport Accident Commission and VicRoads, was free for eligible young people.
“Gaining a drivers licence is a life changing experience,” Mr Ernst explained.
“L2P is more than just about learning to drive, as a mentor you can help a young person develop skills and confidence, and gain access to better education, training and job opportunities.”
The L2P Road Show will have a range of information available and Mr Ernst will be on hand to share some important tips for parents and other support adults assisting learners with gaining their 120 hours.
The L2P Road Show will be held between 10am and 3pm on:
• Saturday, September 26 at the Mirboo North Market
• Tuesday, September 29 in Main Street, Foster
• Wednesday, September 30 at the Back Stage Concourse – Memorial Hall, Leongatha
• Thursday, October 1 in Commercial Street, Korumburra – near the railway yards car park
Or, for more information, contact John Ernst on 5662 9367.