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Young drivers gain valuable experience thanks to volunteer mentors

3 August 2016

Chelsea resident Lawrence Oliver knows all too well the value of a safe driver and is keen to ensure young people are given every opportunity to get a good start out on the roads.

With many years’ experience as an ambulance driver, Lawrence is now passing on his driving skills to the next generation through the L2P program.

The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program pairs mentors with young learner drivers aged 16-20 who face a number of barriers in gaining their mandatory 120 hours of driving practice.

It is run by the Southern Ethnic Advisory and Advocacy Council (SEAAC) in partnership with City of Kingston and City of Monash.

More mentors are needed to support the young people in our community.

Mentors must be over 25 years old, have a full licence and enjoy working with young people.

Mentors take part in a training program before committing one or two hours each week to supervise a young learner driver.

In addition, learner drivers also receive seven lessons with a professional driving instructor. There is no cost to be involved with a vehicle provided and all costs and insurance covered.

To find out more about becoming a mentor, or enrolling for driving lessons, contact

SEAAC on 9547 0511 or visit www.seaac.org.au

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