L2P program in need of support
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.