Learners behind the wheel
Program makes it easier for young drivers to get licence
SOUTH Burnett organisations, businesses and residents have teamed up to create a program to help our learner drivers get on the road, safely and effectively.
South Burnett CTC has teamed up with Bill Hull Car Centre and volunteers to create the Learner Driver Mentor Program.
The program was created to help young drivers who are required to complete 100 hours of supervised driving on their learner’s licence.
This can be a challenge when parents are working or families only have one vehicle.
This program partners volunteer mentor drivers with learner drivers to guide them to complete their required hours and ultimately acquire their provisional licence.
Bill Hull Car Centre has seen the value in the program and kindly donated a car for the Learner Driver Mentor Program.
CTC is currently seeking extra volunteer mentor drivers to assist young people to complete their log book hours.
To be eligible to participate as a volunteer mentor, drivers must have held a current Queensland open manual driver’s licence for one year and demonstrate a good driving history.
A blue card for working with children or be eligible to acquire one is also a necessity.
Young learner drivers interested in participating in the program must have a learners license and have completed five lessons with a qualified driving instructor.