The Road Smart program came to BSSC today, with EAL/VCAL students immersing themselves in the road safety message.

Road Smart facilitator, Phil Tennant, delivered the road safety education and training program designed to build on the existing road knowledge, skills and behaviours and help lay down the foundations for safe driving among young people. Phil is also teaches in Vic Roads’ L2P program.

The day focussed on making good choices behind the wheel, with an emphasis on the dangers of speeding, the impact of changing road and weather conditions, and the main causes of road trauma.

Students will complete eLearning modules on their computers, while those with a Learners Permit will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel and put their learning into practice.

BSSC EAL VCAL students, like most students in the college, are very keen to get their driving license. For many students it’s extremely difficult to accumulate the 120 hours of driving required. This is where you, your family and connections come in. The L2P program supplies training, cars and on-road costs. You supply your driving experience and an hour or two each week.

At the moment we are really keen for volunteers to drive with the EAL VCAL students on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The students are also available to drive on the weekend.

L2P driving mentor training programs are coming up on Thursday 31 May, and a date in June yet to be confirmed. Please contact Denise at L2P on 5440 8450 or 0409 246 416 to register your interest.