A Wodonga car dealership has come to the rescue of young locals on a waiting list for their chance to learn to drive.
Staff and management at McRae Holden have volunteered 11 driving mentors and provided a dedicated Holden Spark for the L2P driving program, run by not-for-profit organisation Junction Support Services.
Junction’s L2P co-ordinator Jacque Owen says 22 new volunteers from the community were recruited early this year, but that still left a significant waiting list.
“There are many reasons why a young person might not have access to a car at home or someone who can teach them to drive,” Jacque said
“We’re very grateful to McRae Holden for coming on board to teach young people who were waiting for their chance to learn to drive and providing a new Holden Spark for young people to complete their supervised driving hours.”
The L2P program is funded by Vic Roads through the City of Wodonga and Towong Shire Council.