Bass Coast,

Family Forum Focusses On Road Safety


The Bass Coast L2P Program highlighted the importance of road safety at a special family forum held recently.

Almost 50 people, including mentors, Learner drivers, families, recent graduates of the L2P Program and sponsors attended the event where Leading Senior Constable Brendon Horrocks and Acting Sergeant Allan Piening spoke about road safety and car mechanics.

Bass Coast L2P Coordinator, Veronica Dowman, said the forum consisted of two 20 minutes information sessions, followed by questions and lively discussion, and a supper sponsored by Bass Coast Shire Council.

“We believe the forum will help us achieve L2P’s primary goal which is to make young Learner drivers safe on the road, especially in the first year of their P-Plate licence when fatal accidents and serious crash injuries are high,” Ms Dowman said.

Ms Dowman said there are now 67 L2P Programs funded by the TAC and managed by VicRoads across the state.

“The Bass Coast L2P program managed by the Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre, Mitchell House, is able to enrol additional Learner drivers and maintain the running costs of three program vehicles due to the generous sponsorship of the Cowes, San Remo, Grantville and Inverloch branches of the Bendigo bank and the Bass Coast Community Foundation,” Ms Dowman said.

“We always need more mentors, and will be holding a VicRoads approved training program in mid-August at the Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre.”

If you have the drive to help disadvantaged 16 to 21 year olds obtain their 120 hours driving experience required to apply for their P-Plate licence, contact the L2P Coordinator, Veronica Dowman on 0467 590 679.