Silvana Cusack, from Playford Council was our guest speaker tonight, who spoke about 'Wheels in Motion'. The program is run by Playford and Salisbury councils, helping the underprivileged in northern suburbs obtain supervised driver hours. Applicants must attend a forum in which a number of road safety aspects are highlighted to the learners by emergency service people, road fatality survivors and driving instructors. Attendees are then interviewed and rated on a needs basis. After completing four lessons with an instructor, students are eligible to receive supervised driving with a mentor. (The mentors are volunteers who have also received specific training to undertake this role.)
At present the program shares one vehicle between the councils, so spots are limited. Hopefully in the future a 2nd vehicle will be donated to this worthy programme.
Anyone whom is fully licensed and has a desire to help youth in the northern region can register interest in becoming a mentor driver with the Playford or Salisbury councils.
Silvana asked Rotarians to consider this program to contribute further to the local community.