Learning to drive has taken on a new digital element, with VicRoads launching an app and accompanying website allowing learner drivers to digitally log their hours.
Launched in December, the myLearners app and accompanying website mean that families can ditch the standard log book, as they can now digitally log the 120 supervised hours required to obtain a probationary licence.
Maryborough VicRoad’s Mark Robertson described the app as “a good thing”.
“It’s a new concept designed to help kids log their hours,” he said.
Coordinator of the Central Goldfields Shire’s L2P program, Audrey Bartlett, said the app is going to benefit learner drivers.
“From a record keeping point of view, kids lose their logbooks which means they have to start again. The app is going to help alleviate issues such as this,” she said.
“Kids might drive with different parents and they may not have the logbook so they miss drives. The app makes it easier to track drives.”
The project, funded through the Transport Accident Commission’s young driver program as part of the $146 million Young Driver Safety Package, aims to reduce road trauma among young people and teach safe driving behaviours.
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