Learn­ers be­hind the wheel

Pro­gram makes it eas­ier for young driv­ers to get li­cence

South Burnett Times - - NEWS - Matt Collins Matt.Collins @south­bur­nett­times.com.au

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.

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