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02 September 2022

More than 400 young drivers across the Geelong region have now gained their P-plates thanks to the Andrews
Labor Government’s TAC L2P Program.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the program supports young Victorian drivers to gain their
independence, while also helping to reduce the risk of road trauma.
More than 38,000 hours of collective supervised driving has taken place since the Geelong program began in 2009,
helping local learner drivers get their licence.
The TAC L2P program is a vital mentor program that matches learners without access to a vehicle or supervising
driver with a volunteer mentor, L2P car and free professional driving lessons, to help reach the critical minimum
120 hours they need to get their P-Plates.
Since its launch in 2008, the statewide program has helped 15,000 young learner drivers log 656,757 hours and
supported more than 7,000 participants to get their P-Plates.
The program is a partnership between the Labor Government, local councils and community organisations, the
Department of Transport and the Transport Accident Commission.
It supports the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 which aims to halve road deaths and reduce serious
injuries by 2030 and eliminate road deaths by 2050.
For more information visit the VicRoads website and search for ‘L2P’.

Quote attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll
“The L2P Program is critical in connecting trained mentors with young Geelong drivers to support them to gain their
mandatory minimum 120 hours of driver experience – as well as the skills and confidence they need to drive solo.”

Quote attributable to Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman
“Having a licence can be the key to securing employment or further education which is why we are offering ongoing
support to drivers across the region who could otherwise miss out.”