Assisting eligible Tasmanians to obtain their provisional licence
‘Assisting eligible Tasmanians to obtain their provisional licence'
Driver Mentoring Tasmania (DMT) is the peak body representing Learner Driver Mentor Programs in Tasmania. 17 member programs make up the DMT group with more in development around the state.
The purpose of DMT is to engage with community groups, government and non-government organisations, private enterprise and grant providers to ensure the future of its members and allow them to continue their work in the Tasmanian community.
I have a disability and never thought I would get a licence, my partner and motherin law encouraged me to have a go. I went to the Linc program at the library and practised the test and finally passed my L1 I was so happy I wanted to drive. My first lesson with Wheels4work I was terrified didnt believe I was doing it, just loved it, it was great, couldn't wait for more.
When I went for L2 I was so nervous I was shaking, the mentors calmed me down they were great. Passed my L2 and I couldn't believe it. I was set and going to get my Ps now. I needed to take my kids to school and get a job. I had goals i was excited. Loved driving.
Had to do 50 hours and then booked in for my test. Two weeks before I was going for my licence the wheels4work car was stolen. I was so upset didnt know what to do or what I was going to do didnt like to ask. They asked me to go on TV with them and in the paper. I was so nervous but hoped I could help get another car.
When Jackson's donated a new car I cried couldnt believe it and I was going to be the first learner to get my licence in it and I was determined I was going to pass. I had to go back on TV again it was great. I got my licence I was so happy. My family was happy for me. I drive everywhere now and tell everyone about Wheels4work they are fantastic people and help everyone to get their licence. It is a fantastic program