L2P pro­gram in need of sup­port

Alpine Observer - - News -

THE Alpine Shire’s L2P learner driver men­tor pro­gram is calling on the sup­port of lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups to help more young driv­ers learn to drive safely and gain their li­cence.

The L2P pro­gram pro­vides learner driv­ers un­der the age of 21 with a su­per­vis­ing driver and ve­hi­cle to help them gain the re­quired 120 hours, in­clud­ing 20 hours of night- time driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Since its 2010 launch the pro­gram has helped 72 young peo­ple gain their pro­ba­tion­ary li­cence while clock­ing up a to­tal 6850 driv­ing hours.

The L2P pro­gram, which is man­aged by VicRoads and de­liv­ered by Alpine Shire Coun­cil with the help of vol­un­teer men­tors, is funded by the Trans­port Ac­ci­dent Com­mis­sion.

Alpine L2P co­or­di­na­tor Jewel Hall said fi­nan­cial sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups as­sists with costs as­so­ci­ated with run­ning mul­ti­ple cars and to pur­chase ad­di­tional ve­hi­cles.

“Com­mu­nity spon­sor­ship is a cru­cial com­po­nent to the suc­cess­ful de­liv­ery of the L2P pro­gram and is also an ex­pec­ta­tion of the VicRoads fund­ing agree­ment,” she said.

The Bright Com­mu­nity Bank has pro­vided on­go­ing spon­sor­ship to­wards the run­ning costs of the Ovens Val­ley L2P ve­hi­cle since the pro­gram be­gan.

Other com­mu­nity spon­sors in­clude the Mount Beauty Com­mu­nity Bank, Up­per Kiewa Val­ley Li­ons Club, Wan­garatta Mo­tor Group and DJ’s Su­per Car Wash in Mt Beauty.

Those in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the pro­gram as a spon­sor or vol­un­teer can con­tact Jewel Hall on 0418 736 665 or email l2p@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.

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