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Getting a licence to drive can be a challenge for many in
our community, whether they be a young person or someone who has already learnt
to drive but never taken the step to make it official.
A new learner driver mentoring programme to be run in
conjunction with Police and supported by Waimakariri District Council is set to
help make it easier for those who may need assistance, and aims to make our
roads safer for all users.
The programme lead for North Canterbury is locally based
Senior Constable Kim Munro.
Kim is keen to see the community get behind the programme and is looking for people who are interested in being mentors during the
Kim is keen to see the community get behind the programme
and is looking for people who are interested in being mentors during the five week
“Having mentors from diverse backgrounds will mean the
programme has a wide and varied skill base to help teach, support, mentor, and
guide members of the wider community,” Kim says.
“There are many areas of life that can be impacted if
someone doesn’t have a licence, including their ability to gain
employment. It can make such a
difference to their whole family, give them confidence to broaden their
opportunities and also allow them to inspire others within their whanau.”
Kim is keen to hear from anyone within the community who
would be interested in becoming a mentor and/or a facilitator for the first
programme, and also welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in participating.
The programme is not necessarily aimed at young drivers, but
is for anyone who may feel they need assistance in gaining their driver
licence. There is no cost, however, participants do need to be able to pay the fee to sit their
drivers licence at the conclusion of the course.
Waimakariri District Council’s Road Safety Co-ordinator,
Kathy Graham says ensuring those driving on our roads have been through the
proper steps to become licenced drivers is one way of helping to keep everyone
safe on our roads.
“Our Road Safety Action Plan targets a number of areas of
concern and has a vision of a ‘safe road system that is increasingly free of
death and serious injury’. Safe road use
is a key component of the Safe System approach that we work to and helping
drivers to become knowledgeable and proficient increases their ability to make
safe choices. We are very pleased to be
able to support this programme,” Kathy says.
The programme, which is anticipated to start in early May
consists of -
The first programme will be run at the Tuahiwi Marae with a
view to later expanding this into Rangiora and Amberley.
For further information or to express your interest in
becoming a mentor, facilitator or participant please contact Kim Munro, phone
021 192 0571 or mailto:email@example.com
Name: Kim Munro
Phone: 021 192 0571