Learner Driver Programme Reaches Record Milestone

Media Release


12 March 2014

The national learner driver programme keys2drive is today celebrating delivering 250,000 lessons to learner drivers across Australia, supporting new drivers to be safer on our roads.

The keys2drive programme, which would have lapsed under the previous government, helps learner drivers gain quality on-the-road experience and develop safe driving skills.

Through keys2drive, learner drivers and their supervisors can register for a free driving lesson with an accredited driving instructor.

Reaching the 250,000 lesson milestone shows learner drivers nationwide are enthusiastic about the programme and understand the importance of developing their abilities.

An important part of the programme is to assist supervisors, mainly parents, to become better informed and more confident as trainers.

Crash statistics have shown that P-plate drivers are especially vulnerable in the early stages of solo driving after they graduate from Ls to Ps.

To address these statistics, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) developed keys2drive with funding from the Australian Government and support from the driver training industry.

Initiatives like this coupled with the Australian Government’s ambitious infrastructure investment programme, including $500 million to begin a full upgrade of South Road within a decade, clearly demonstrates our commitment to improving road quality and safety throughout Australia.

I encourage all learner drivers and their driving supervisors to take up the opportunity of a free keys2drive lesson.

To find out more about keys2drive, or for information on how to book a free driving lesson, visit www.keys2drive.com.au.