The L2P learner driver mentor program is an initiative of VicRoads funded by the TAC. L2P is designed to support young learner drivers who do not have access to a suitable vehicle or family members able to help them get the minimum 120 hours of driving experience they need before they can sit the Probationary Licence test. BNLLEN is delivering the L2P program for the City of Banyule.
The L2P program relies on the involvement of volunteer mentors or Supervising Drivers who supervise driving practice sessions in vehicles provided by the program. All volunteers undergo training provided by VicRoads prior to being matched with a learner driver. Volunteers are required to complete a Working with Children Check, a Victoria Police check and a VicRoads driver’s licence (driving history) check to ensure their suitability for the program.
L2P is open to learner drivers aged 16 – 20 who live in or have strong links with the Banyule area but who lack the family support they need to get supervised driving experience. Learner driver applicants must have a current Learner’s Permit in order to participate in the program.
Young P-Plate (Probationary Licence) drivers are over-represented in fatal car crashes. Volunteers keen to make a difference and help keep young drivers safe on our roads are invited to be part of the program.
To volunteer, contact the Banyule L2P Program Coordinator Michael Light on 0430 038450 or email L2P@bnllen.org.au