A new driver incentive program is celebrating responsible young drivers and rewarding good behaviour on our roads. Drive Safe Frankston, A Victoria Police initiative and part of the Community Safety Network, sees police identifying young drivers who are setting a good example and presenting them with a voucher for defensive driving lessons.
Drivers can use the vouchers to attend a course created especially for the Drive Safe Frankston program.
"Young drivers are the most likely to have an accident withing the first 12 months of getting their licence. We want to ensure they have the skills they need to navigate our roads safely and to remind them they are an example to others.
"Even more importantly, we want young drivers to know that police notice, and want to acknowledge, when they do a good job," said Local Area Commander Inspector Paul Cripps.
The program launched in July, as police and VicRoads work to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads. Victoria has endured a particularly high number of road deaths in 2019 and over the past 10 years, more than 300 drivers aged 18 to 25 have lost their lives on our roads. For more information, follow Eyewatch Frankston on Facebook: facebook.com/eyewatchfrankston