Learner drivers need supervision to complete their 100 hours of mandatory pre-testing log book hours of driving. But what can they do if they don’t have access to a supervisor or a registered vehicle?
Contact their local Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC).
The Queensland Government has provided $5.16 million over three years to PCYCs across Queensland – including the Gold Coast – to match learner drivers with a driver mentor.
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Queensland’s Acting Treasurer Bill Byrne said the ‘Braking the Cycle‘ program would give “thousands of disadvantaged young Queenslanders a chance at motoring independence and also teach them to be safer, better-informed drivers.
“A driving licence provides young people with increased employment opportunities, as well as broader community connection. But for many young people this is by no means an easy journey.”
Mr Byrne said he hopes the program will empower young people to get their licence, and also help to break the cycle of welfare, unemployment, and anti-social behaviour.
“You don’t have to own a car to be an apprentice electrician or carpenter, but you do need a licence to be useful on the worksite.
“So I can’t speak highly enough of this program and the opportunities it provides for young people across Queensland to get a good start in their working lives.”
Contact your local PCYC to find out more.