The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its promise to fund the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program, helping disadvantaged young Victorians obtain their drivers licence if they don’t have access to a car.
The Minister for Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, said the funding for the L2P program would be restored for a further four years after it was cut by the Liberals.
L2P will not only help disadvantaged young Victorians get their licence. It will boost their driving skills for future employment and deter unlicensed driving.
L2P is a community-based program that recruits volunteers to provide supervised driving experience to learner drivers aged under 21 years who find it difficult to meet the mandated 120 hours of driving practice due to family, economic or other circumstances.
It is estimated that approximately 3,000 young people each year would be highly unlikely to access supervised driving experience without the L2P program.
The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is a comprehensive state-wide program. There are 37 programs in rural Victoria, 24 in metropolitan Melbourne and two within the Department of Human Services (DHS) programs.
These 63 programs cover participants in 71 of 79 Victorian municipalities.
The program is overseen and managed by the TAC and VicRoads.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Road Safety, Luke Donnellan
“The Liberals cut it, we saved it, because every kid deserves a chance to get behind the wheel and get their licence.”
“The L2P program helps disadvantaged young Victorians get the skills and support they need to become safe and responsible drivers.”
“Sometimes, it can be hard to get a job without a driver’s licence.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020