Mar­cus Har­rold

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

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