Intakes open for Nga Ara Pai driver mentor programme
Intakes are now open for the Nga Ara Pai Community Driver Mentor Programme.
The programme targets young drivers who may not have the resources to graduate through the licence system from their learner licence to restricted licence.
The 10-week programmes starts with an initial assessment of driving ability, before volunteer mentors provide driving practice and assistance to learners.
A vehicle is provided for the mentoring sessions at no cost to the student.
The course requires up to 10 weeks of commitment from students and at the end (or as soon as the driving instructor sees fit), they have the ability to sit their restricted licence with a testing officer.
The programme provides each students a copy of the road code, L Plates if required, up to 3 professional driving lessons, mentoring assistance, the user of a car and the cost of the restricted driver licence test with a local testing officer.
The total cost of the programme is $137.
To see if you meet the criteria or get a copy of the application form, contact road safety educator Dianne Akurangi, McInnes Driver Training or Passrite Driver Training.