Funding provided by the Australian government and the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is enabling the country’s “Keys2drive” program to be extended until 2021.
Government funding of $16 million is being complemented by $2 million from the AAA, as well as further promotional and evaluation support, to enhance and extend the program.
“Keys2drive” has been administered by the AAA since 2008 and has so far delivered a single free lesson to more than 250,000 learner drivers. The program provides information to learner drivers and their supervising drivers, to make learners more aware of the road safety implications of being a newly licensed P Plate driver and assist supervisors in becoming better informed and more confident in their role.
“This program has the strong backing of Australia’s motoring clubs and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Government to make our roads safer for all Australians,” said AAA Chief Executive Michael Bradley. “The Government is to be commended for making road safety funding a priority and for showing national leadership on an issue that is so important to so many Australian families.”