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Council’s Road Safety Officer Chris Tola and Singleton PCYC Club Manager David Andrews

Become a volunteer for a life-changing program that puts young people in the driver’s seat.

The award-winning DRIVE program is a partnership between Singleton Council and Singleton PCYC, supported by Transport for NSW, that trains people to supervise young learner drivers who would otherwise be unable to tally the 120 hours necessary to graduate to their P plates.

Volunteer supervisors are now encouraged to be part of the next round of training at a workshop on Wednesday 8 June 2022 from 6 – 8pm at the Singleton Youth Venue to help meet demand.

Justin Fitzpatrick – Barr, Council’s Director Infrastructure and Planning Services said supervisors had reported how rewarding it was to be part of the program and to see young people gain the freedom that came with having their own transport.

“It’s quite literally a life-changing program for young people who for one reason or another don’t have access to a car or to someone who can help them to learn to drive,” Mr Fitzpatrick – Barr said.

“Best of all, it opens up a world of opportunities for people who can then apply for jobs that require a licence, or take advantage of so many more options because of the freedom that comes with having transport.

“Anyone with an unrestricted drivers licence, a clear driving record of three years, and who can commit a couple of hours a fortnight to go for a drive with a young person, can be part of the program as a supervisor.”

Volunteer supervisors may register their expressions of interest to become a driving mentor at any time via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/singletondriveprogram
The next volunteer supervisor training workshop will be held at Singleton Youth Venue on Wednesday 8 June from 6 – 8pm. Dinner will be provided. To RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/supervising-learner-drivers-workshop-tickets-344551632207  

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