This is a new page and a new idea. We are now now going to invite success, failure and other stories  about L2P and let you read about them here! Some of the Student testimonials my also appear in “Comments”

11 May 2015

Testimonial from Brittany:

L2P participant P #77

I have been extremely busy with school and work. I just thought I would email you to say it has been a fantastic experience being a part of the L2P program, and I hope that it continues to support learners drivers like me, who wish to obtain their license. I have enjoyed the 120 hours I had with my learner instructor, and have learnt a variety of things with regards to road safety rules, most importantly I have learnt about the values of patience and courtesy when driving with other road users.

Thank you for the opportunity. I obtained my driver’s license and appreciate it, as now I am able to drive to a place quicker which increases my chance for work.

25 April 2015

Testimonial from Malinda:

L2P participant March 2012 – Sep 2013 P#48

I am a 19 year old female, about to turn 20. I have had my manual driver’s license for almost 2 years. Once I got my license I moved away from home, 3 hours away to begin my university degree of Nursing. I tend to travel back home to my family every few weeks when not tied down with university study.

Having my Driver’s license has helped me in more ways than I could have ever imagined; it has given me so much independence which I could not have gained without it. Prior to starting university and moving 3 hours away, my eldest sister was at the same university. She is 5 years older and when she moved away from home she did not have her driver’s license.

Over the years I unfortunately watched her struggle to come home because she had only public transport to get to and from her destination. I knew that as soon as I turned 18 I was to go for my license purely due to the independence it gives me, and the independence my sister never had when she needed it most.

Having my license allows me to do so much, and see so many places. Dad always seems to be servicing my car because I tend to clock up so many km’s so quickly. I drive everywhere, I always insist on driving rather than my friends because I just love it. I have travelled so many places and seen some great areas I would never how known existed if it weren’t for my license and my little car.

But, getting your license isn’t all that easy… as most people are aware, 120 hours of practice is required to be completed before you can attempt the Probationary test. For many learner drivers including myself and my other sister (Cassie), it is almost impossible to get the hours completed when both parents work everyday until late at night. Cassie is 13 months older than me and so when we were both on our learners we got into the program L2P. This program provided us both with mentors who voluntarily took us on 1-2 hour drives several days a week. This allowed us to get our hours up rapidly and it is also a free program. It involves lessons off professional driving instructors including RACV.

So Cassie and I both got allocated a mentor for the program who took us out driving after school most nights and weekends too.

I firstly started off with a mentor (Debbie) who gave me a few lessons in an automatic car until I was ready to start lessons in the manual.

I then got another mentor in the manual car whose name was (Margie). I had Margie as a mentor for a fair few months, and she was absolutely great. She taught me to drive in all sorts of weather, and in all different types of environments. This allowed me to feel comfortable driving under all different circumstances. Once Margie was confident in my driving skills and I had reached my 120 hours, I then got a few more lessons with RACV just to get prepared for my test. I passed my test with flying colours the first time around and I confidently and happily drove myself to school that morning, for the first time without an adult sitting beside me.

I could not be more thankful and grateful for those mentors who taught me and helped me to achieve passing my license test. I defiantly would not be here at university where I am today, if it wasn’t for getting my driver’s license and having the independence to drive back to my family most weekends.

Thank-you to Beth at L2P and the mentors for your guidance, constant help and support.

24 April 2015

Testimonial from Brock

L2P participant April 2012 – Nov 2013   P#53

I’ve had my Ps for 18 months and have been driving my own car for roughly 12 months and I’m glad to say that I haven’t been involved in any accidents or received any fines in that time. I also believe that I am a very safe driver that understands varying traffic conditions and what to do in certain situations. This is thanks in no small part to the great mentors that I had, that understood how to teach me in a calm and clear manner, particularly Peter who I drove with for roughly 80 hours. I certainly notice his driving instruction coming through when driving!

I deferred Uni in 2014 because after Yr 12 I found that I had little motivation to study and was sadly not interested after the first 2 months. I’ve gone back to Uni this year and I am really enjoying it so far. I’m currently driving to the Deakin Uni campus in Burwood from home in Yarragon 3 days a week, which takes roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes each way depending on traffic. I’m currently employed at Quality Event Hire; they are located in Dandenong and we do all things- events- but I mainly work in Melbourne setting up marquees.

I’m doing a Bachelor in Business Management as one day I want to own my own business. As for the next 5 years, I want to finish my education and travel. I’m still playing footy, have some fitness to regain Ha! Ha!

Thank you so very much Beth. Without L2P I could possibly still be on my Ls. As you know, mum has very little time being a single parent that works exceptionally hard. I’ve found that having a licence and car allows for independence and now I can drive Mum around when she needs.

19 May 2014

I hope by now you have had a message from Susannah advising you she was successful today and is now a P plate driver.

Lloyd was really impressed and said she is one of the best so far, I’m really pleased, she had taken on board the feedback from your driver…

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