LOCAL DRIVER MENTOR PROGRAM CELEBRATES 10TH BIRTHDAY

The TAC L2P Mansfield program recently celebrated its tenth birthday at The Mansfield Golf Club.

The TAC L2P program is a vital mentor program that matches learners without access to a vehicle or supervising driver to a volunteer, and sponsored car, to help them reach the minimum 120 hours they need to gain their P-Plates.

Over the past decade, Mansfield mentors have clocked 3693 hours supervising 153 local learner drivers as part of the TAC L2P Program.

Since 2008, the program has provided free, supervised driving experience to more than 15,000 young learner drivers, clocking up over 656,000 hours and supporting more than 7,400 participants to obtain their p-plates.

The TAC L2P Program is a partnership between local councils and community organisations, the Department of Transport and the Transport Accident Commission. The program is locally delivered by Mansfield Shire Council.

The TAC L2P Program is always looking for more volunteer mentors. If you would like to get involved in Mansfield, please get in touch Amelia Turner: youth.services@mansfield.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“The TAC L2P program not only gives young locals in the Mansfield area the opportunity to get their licence – it also makes our roads safer by providing them the skills and confidence to drive solo.”

“We would like to thank our 38 local volunteer mentors who have selflessly given their time to assist learner drivers to gain their minimum 120 hours and be safer road users.”