Young Mandurah drivers set to benefit from new program

Mandurah’s youth aged 16-25 who don’t have access to a car or adult to complete their 50 hours of supervised driving experience, can now benefit from a new program.

The launch of the Regional Youth Driver Education (RYDE) program was made possible by a donation from Bendigo Bank.

RYDE aims to make for safer roads and create more opportunity for young people in terms of work, study and training.

Thanks to this program, young people will be able to access to driving sessions in a dedicated manual car with a volunteer mentor who has had their license for minimum four years.

The program is a collaborative project between 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.

So far, the Peel Volunteer Resource Centre has trained seven volunteer driver mentors and is continuing to source more.

The driving sessions will cost $15 for 90 minutes and will start and end at Mandurah Library.

For more information about the RYDE program go to www.ryde.org.au or email ryde@mandurah.wa.gov.au.