Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan was on site today to celebrate the 200th licence achieved by the Northern Victoria L2P programs.
The Northern Victoria L2P programs include Shepparton, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindini – all of which are managed by community organisation, Berry Street.
Since 2010, the Northern Victoria L2P programs have helped 200 young people get their P plates, thanks to more than 120 volunteer mentors.
L2P is a community-based program that recruits volunteers to provide supervised driving experience to learner drivers under 21 years of age who find it difficult to meet the mandated 120 hours of driving practice due to family, economic or other circumstances.
Young and inexperienced drivers face the greatest risk on our roads with road crashes continuing to be one of the leading causes of death for young people aged 18 to 25 years.
The Andrews Labor Government has already delivered on its election commitment to provide $16 million over the next four years to continue the L2P learner driver mentor program.
The L2P program is being delivered as part of the Government’s $146m Young Driver Safety Package, a suite of five road safety initiatives targeted at improving the safety of these vulnerable road users.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“Every kid deserves a chance to get behind the wheel and get their licence.”
“L2P not only helps disadvantaged young Victorians get their licence. It also boosts their driving skills for future employment and deters unlicensed driving.”
“The L2P program has helped more than 3,000 disadvantaged young Victorians get the skills and support they need to become safe and responsible drivers.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020