TWELVE Bass Coast L2P Learner Driver mentors recently attended training on the new VicRoads’ myLearners app.
The training was presented by Julie Allen, Leongatha VicRoads office manager, at the Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre.
The myLearners app replaces the paper logbook system in which learners recorded their 120 hours of supervised driving to qualify them to undertake their licence test.
The app that can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play lets learner drivers track their hours no matter where they are.
“VicRoads wants to keep everyone safe on our roads, so they’ve created an app to help learner drivers form safe driving behaviours and prepare them for solo driving,” Ms Allen said.
Bass Coast L2P Coordinator Leanne Tilley said, “The app is also great for supervisors too, helping them to keep learners on track and approve their hour.”
The volunteer mentors engaged passionately in the training, hearing about myLearners and how to use the app.
The mentors, and overall Bass Coast L2P program, are embracing the new system as an efficient and exciting way forward.
“We’re so grateful for the additional training that VicRoads provides the L2P program to support mentors be well equipped in their role as supervising drivers,” stated Ms Tilley.
Ms Allen responded, “It is our pleasure to support such a worthwhile program that assists disadvantaged young people and encourages safe driving on our roads.”
The L2P Learner Driver Mentor program, funded by the TAC via VicRoads, assists 16 to 21-year-old learners without access to a supervising driver or vehicle to gain 120 hours of driver experience required to obtain their probationary licence by matching them with volunteer mentors.
For more information on the Bass Coast L2P Program delivered by Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre please contact Leanne Tilley on 0467 590 679 or basscoastl2p@hotmail.com