L2P is a community-based program that recruits volunteers to provide supervised driving experience to learner drivers under 21 years of age who find it difficult to meet the mandated 120 hours of driving practice due to family, economic or other circumstances.
It has been a true community effort to get the program off the ground with the Laverton Community Integrated Services, Wyndham and Hobsons Bay Councils, VicRoads, Bendigo Bank Community Grants Program and Kia Motors Hoppers Crossing providing in-kind and financial assistance.
Road safety and good driving habits are something that the whole community benefits from.
L2P is a comprehensive state-wide program, with 43 programs operating in rural Victoria and 26 in metropolitan Melbourne. These 69 programs cover participants in 74 of 79 Victorian municipalities.
The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its promise to restore funding for the L2P program for another four years.
Since 2010, the L2P program has assisted 3,953 young people get their probationary licence and assisted 9,967 learners with on road driving practice.
It is estimated that approximately 3,000 young people each year would be highly unlikely to access supervised driving experience without the L2P program due to family, economic or other circumstances.