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Wheels in Motion program making driver training accessible

 A number of future drivers in the Ceduna area are eagerly looking forward to being able to access driver training in the town.

The purchase of a new car by Ceduna Wheels in Motion Program through a $16,500 grant from the Federal Government and an equal amount from Eyre Futures will assist young people in getting their license.

 Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey inspected the car on Sunday.

 “The program will provide an opportunity for young people with no access to a car or a licensed driver to complete the hours of driving required for them to gain their license,” he said.

 "This is a real problem for a number of our young people here and in other parts of the electorate."

 Eyre Future's co-ordinator Jacqui Tanke said she is excited about the program in addressing an equity issue and while the car is being made available she needs local people to volunteer to sit alongside these young drivers and mentor them through their hours.

 Driver trainers will need to do DSCI screening and will be given a small amount of training.

 Volunteering in this manner can be a very rewarding and people can contact Jacqui at Eyre Futures if they think they would enjoy this role.

 Young people using the service will be referred by different agencies within a number of guidelines.

 Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 86366238

March 6 2017

 

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