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Southern Grampians L2P Program looks for volunteers

FOR learner drivers, logging 120 hours of supervised driving can be tough, especially when they don’t have access to a vehicle or supervising driver, but the TAC L2P program is helping to change that.

The program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), managed by the Department of Transport (DOT), supported by the Victorian Government, and locally coordinated by the Southern Grampians Shire.

The program aims to help learner drivers who don’t have access to a supervising driver or vehicle and are unable to get their hours up for their licence, providing them with a vehicle and supervisor for free.

Southern Grampians L2P coordinator, Eda Williamson said the program currently has 25 active learner drivers and would love more, but with that also comes an increased need for volunteer mentors.

“We currently have 20 mentors, but we would love to have a few more, that would be wonderful,” she said.

To qualify as a volunteer mentor for the program, you need to be over 21 years of age, hold a current Victorian driver licence, be screened by your local program and have an interest in helping people.

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