Road Safety Research
Research has shown that young drivers who achieve 120 hours of supervised driving experience, in a range of driving conditions, are less likely to be involved in serious motor vehicle accidents in the years following the attainment of their driver’s licence.
Healy, D, Imberger, K, & Catchpole, J, The Victorian Graduated Licensing System: Outcome Evaluation 2017, VicRoads.
About the TAC L2P Program - Banyule
The TAC L2P Program in Banyule is a learner driver mentor program that helps eligible young people accrue the mandatory 120 hours of supervised driving experience required for a probationary licence. The TAC L2P Program Banyule is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Department of Transport (DoT). The program is supported by the Victorian Government and delivered by the Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning and Employment Network (BNLLEN) on behalf of Banyule City Council.
About TAC L2P Volunteer Mentoring
The TAC L2P program benefits learner drivers as well as the broader community. The program requires local community members to become Volunteer Mentors to directly help a young person in need by supervising weekly drive sessions and providing road safety awareness.
All Volunteer Mentors must undertake a screening process that includes completing a range of forms and participate in some training prior to being eligible to participate as a Volunteer Mentor.
Volunteer Mentor Eligibility includes:
- Hold a current full Victorian driver licence
- Can commit to 2 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months
- Successfully obtain/pass a Volunteer Working with Children Check, CrimCheck and Driver History Check (all costs are covered by the program)
- Successfully participate in a full training program (delivered by VicRoads)
A training program for Volunteer Mentors is provided to ensure that volunteers are well prepared and understand their role. Learner Drivers participating in the program also have access to free driving lessons with a professional instructor to build their skills before getting on the road with a Volunteer Mentor.
To find out more about the TAC L2P Program, a Volunteer Mentor Brochure can be viewed here.
To find out more about Volunteering with L2P, please call the Program Coordinator on 0430 038 450 to express your interest.
Information and Application Process Details for Learner Drivers
Learner Drivers need to meet the following eligibility criteria to join the TAC L2P Program:
- Be aged between 16 and 21 years old
- Hold a current learner permit
- Have no access to a vehicle or a supervising driver*
- Live in the Banyule area
Head to the VicRoads website to complete an Application Form.
We encourage young people to contact the Program Coordinator to discuss their eligibility prior to completing the Application Form.
For more information:
Simone Bajzelj, Program Coordinator
(M) 0430 038 450 (E) firstname.lastname@example.org