LEARNING TO DRIVE

4 November 2020|Community News| Off Comments off on LEARNING TO DRIVE|

BUCAAN Community House in Chigwell has recently became the latest community organisation to join a network of Learner Driver Mentor Program providers.

Last year, the Learner Driver Mentor Program engaged 200 volunteer mentors who helped 320 learner drivers gain 16,500 hours on roads across the state.

The program is essential for many Tasmanians wanting to gain their provisional license and relies on the hard work of many volunteers across the state.

Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad said the launch of the program in Chigwell, called Ucaan Drive, would be a welcome addition for the community.

“There are lots of people in the local community who need to get their license, but for many reasons can’t do so privately because they may not have access to a car or funds to pay for lessons,” she said.

“Having Bucaan join the other 15 community organisations around the state to provide learner driver mentoring will be very welcomed in the community.”

The program will likely assist many learner drivers obtain their provisional license long into the future.

Other learner driver programs in the northern suburbs include the Green Light Learner Driver program at Goodwood Community House and Top Gear at the Tasmanian Migrant Resource Centre (KGV Glenorchy).

To get involved in the Learner Driver Program at Bucaan Community House, phone 6249 5363 or email coordinator@chigwellcommunity.org.au.

The house is also open Monday to Friday if people want to drop in and book a time.

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