Wheels in Motion is a joint collaboration helping young people aged 16-25 across the cities of Playford and Salisbury to overcome a barrier to employment and further education by assisting them to access driving experience to get their Provisional Licence (P plates}
Our club has contributed towards a new vehicle for the City of Playford, together with the Playford Rotary and Salisbury Rotary.
A ‘Wheels in Motion” program has three key components:
- A 6-hour road safety forum that every young person who would like access to mentored support must attend
- An interview where the young persons’ situation is explored to determine if a place can be offered. Plans can then be made for that person to complete at least 4 hours of lessons with a licensed driving instructor.
- Mentoring in-car driving experience (1-hour sessions) from either the Playford or Salisbury program base.
The mentored driving experience is conducted by specially upskilled volunteers.
The program places are limited to 15 from each of Playford and Salisbury Council areas. Young people who are indigenous, are(or have been) under the guardianship of the Minister, or with other barriers to getting their Provisional Licence are encouraged to apply. Waiting lists may apply.
This program targets young people:
- without an accessible, appropriate vehicle in the household where they live
- or without access to a licensed supervising driver
- and where they are with the demonstrated incapacity to afford to use of mainstream commercial driving instructors.
- Those who can demonstrate that being P licensed would immediately improve their employment or education opportunities will receive some priority.
Wheels in Motion Program Coordinator at Playford Council
Ph: 8256 0145
Wheels in Motion Program Coordinator at Salisbury Council
Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre
Ph: 8406 8555
The new vehicle in Playford was purchased also with the
support of Peter Page Holden and extra funding through Northern Connections – partners include City of Playford, City of Salisbury, Rotary Club of Elizabeth inc. Rotary Club of Playford, Rotary Club of Salisbury, SA, sa.gov.au, Sapol, RAA, Thanks to all the volunteer mentors.