Community Group Profile: Baw Baw L2P Program
Baw Baw Community Notices By Baw Baw Citizen writers // 23:59, Thursday 12 January 2012
The Baw Baw L2P program is an initiative of VicRoads and funded by TAC. The L2P program has been up and running in the Baw Baw Shire since July 2009 and is coordinated by Beth Carr. (Well it would have to be with her surname!)
It gives young learner drivers aged 16-21 the opportunity to have additional driving time. Lots of young people just don’t have the cars, family or are not in the right situation to get the 120 hours required to get their ‘P’ plates.
People from our community volunteer to help and L2P is looking for more volunteers to run sessions in February. They must have a police check and Working With Children Check and supply referees. Volunteers then undertake 10 hours of training before being matched to and meeting the learners.
The learners gain hours of driving time, learn to communicate and share with people who start out as strangers, and become more confidant with their driving skill levels. Thanking the Mentors becomes automatic!
L2P wants our young drivers to be safe.
Beth is happy to talk to potential L2P learners and volunteers seeking more information. She is based at Warragul Community House at 138 Normanby St Warragul.
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