For some it's tough to get a licence ...

In Tasmania it has been recognized that some members of the community experience difficulties gaining the mandatory 50 hours supervised driving experience due to lack of access to a vehicle or an appropriate supervisory driver. Two new programs, implemented through the Community Road Safety Partnerships program, are serving to address these needs. The programs, TOP Gear and Turn Right, are administered through partnerships with local community networks such as the Bridgewater Urban Renewal Program, job network agencies, the Migrant Resource Centre, Claremont College, Tasmania Police, RACT and AAMI. These programs have deliberately targeted highly disadvantaged people, including at risk youth and migrants. In the short period of operation over 60 people have gained their 50 hours experience and already 19 people have gone on to gain a provisional licence. The programs have involved enlisting community support, accessing donated vehicles, training volunteer supervisors and acquiring support funding from community organisations. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214930.

  • Authors:
    • GAVLIK, A
    • CLEARY, F
  • Publication Date: 2006-9


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  • Accession Number: 01051028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2007 1:10PM