EXPERIENCED drivers are being sought to help supervise learner drivers as part of the Transport Accident Commission’s L2P Program on the southern Mornington Peninsula.
The program is paid for by the TAC and managed by the Department of Transport.
Volunteers from across the peninsula have been assisting learner drivers who do not have access to a supervising driver or a vehicle since 2009.
Mornington Peninsula Shire wants to recruit 10 mentors to help the learners achieve their 120 hours of driving as required for their test.
An L2P mentor is described as someone who is “enthusiastic about contributing to the community and supporting young people by committing one to two hours per week to assist in supervised driving”.
“We’re really proud to support our youth in any way we can. Getting your licence is such an integral part of gaining independence and stepping into adulthood,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said.
“Having your licence leads to employment and educational opportunities that are fundamental to our young people.”
Successful mentors will be trained and have all insurances covered by the shire when volunteering in the role. They must be fully licensed and over the age of 21.