Men­tor­ing to help young mo­tor­ing

MAN­UAL CAR FOR LESSONS

Pinjarra Murray Times - - STREET WATCH -

A NEW youth driver men­tor­ing pro­gram will be launched in Man­durah next week to help young peo­ple get their driver’s li­cence.

The RYDE (Re­gional Youth Driver Ed­u­ca­tion) will help lo­cal young peo­ple aged 16 to 25 who do not have ac­cess to a car or adult to com­plete their 50 hours of su­per­vised driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

A ve­hi­cle has been do­nated by Bendigo Bank for the pro­gram.

Thanks to the pro­gram, young peo­ple will be able to ac­cess driv­ing ses­sions in a ded­i­cated man­ual car with a vol­un­teer men­tor who has had a li­cence for at least four years.

RYDE aims to make for safer roads and cre­ate more op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple in terms of work, study and train­ing. The pro­gram is a col­lab­o­ra­tive project be­tween the City of Man­durah, Peel Vol­un­teer Re­source Cen­tre and a wide range of lo­cal ser­vice providers, in­clud­ing Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices Group, Cal­vary Youth Ser­vice, Peel Youth Ser­vices, Street­net and JSW Train­ing and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices.

The lessons cost $15 for 90 min­utes, start­ing and end­ing at Man­durah Li­brary.

Safer RYDE: Driv­ing men­tor for the young Er­rol Baker and Tris­tan Eades.

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