Implementing a learner driver mentor program in a local government area – Y drive
Submission Date: 2019
The Y Drive project is a community development project that assists young people reach the required 120 hours driving experience nescessary to achieve their ‘P’ plate licence. The program is aimed at disadvantaged young people who are homeless, Aboriginal, or have no licensed parent or family/carers with a car. Through volunteer mentor support young people are taught to drive correctly, improving road safety, confidence and breaking the cycle of disadvantage with less unlicensed drivers on the road. It also improves life chances by providing connection to work, study and community.