identification documents, have low levels of literacy and numeracy, can’t afford the various costs associated with the graduated licensing system, or lack access to a car and a supervising driver,” he said.
“This $25,000 grant provided by the Road Safety Community Grants Program will allow Clontarf to remove some of these barriers by helping the boys in our program to access important documents such as birth certificates, pay for tests such as learner’s permits and provide professional driving lessons to build their logbook hours.
“Through these driving lessons as well as constant safety messaging, they’ll develop into more confident, safer drivers who will be less involved in traffic accidents and infringements, meaning the roads will be safer for all road users.”
Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said Road Safety Community Grants Program is funded from red light and speed camera fines.
“The range of community groups that have been funded shows the depth of concern within the community and the exciting and imaginative ways that people are responding to the need to save lives on our roads,” she said.
“I particularly welcome the project grants to Clontarf, which will support Aboriginal people through the process of completing their supervised driving hours to gain their licence.”