Shire learner drivers to benefit from road safety grant

Shire learner drivers to benefit from road safety grant

Gymea Community Aid and Information Service has received a $31,405 grant to support its Learner Driver Mentor Program to raise road safety awareness amongst young people.

The Learner Driver Mentor Program helps disadvantaged young people, especially those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to pass through the Graduated Licensing System.

Miranda MP Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Eleni Petinos announced the grant last week, one of 25 to be provided to community groups across NSW.

Ms Petinos said the grant will provide Gymea Community Aid and Information Service with the opportunity to run a local project that will increase road safety awareness and understanding.

"This program is open to community groups across the state and this latest round was one of the most competitive with 27 projects from 63 applicants chosen to receive funding," Ms Petinos said.

"There was certainly a high calibre of candidates and I congratulate Gymea Community Aid and Information Service on their successful proposal."

Ms Petinos said community groups are in a unique position to connect with local people about local road safety issues.

"Community groups can reinforce our road safety messages in targeted ways that can make a real difference in encouraging people to be safer road users," Ms Petinos said.

The Community Road Safety Grants program has funded 165 projects since 2015 and is an important contributor to the delivery of the Road Safety Plan 2021 which is guiding NSW's efforts to reduce deaths and injuries from road crashes.

For more information about the Community Road Safety Grants and the full list of projects visit:

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