A NEW youth driver mentoring program will be launched in Mandurah next week to help young people get their driver’s licence.
The RYDE (Regional Youth Driver Education) will help local young people aged 16-25 who don not have access to a car or adult to complete their 50 hours of supervised driving experience.
A vehicle has been donated by Bendigo Bank for the program.
Thanks to the program, young people will be able to access driving sessions in a dedicated manual car with a volunteer mentor who has had a licence for a minimum four years.
RYDE aims to make for safer roads and create more opportunity for young people in terms of work, study and training.
The program is a collaborative project between the City of Mandurah, Peel Volunteer Resource Centre and a wide range of local service providers including Employment Services Group, Calvary Youth Service, Peel Youth Services, Streetnet and JSW Training and Community Services.
The lessons will cost $15 for 90 minutes and start and end at Mandurah Library.