Mobile device ban in force for L and P plate drivers from 1 July 2019.
Young and novice drivers are disproportionately represented in casualty crashes in the ACT. Between 2006 and 2017, 15 drivers aged 17 to 24 years old were killed in the ACT.
A total ban of mobile device use while driving has been put into place for learner and provisional drivers. This includes talking, hands-free and speaker mode.
Any activity that distracts a driver while operating a vehicle is dangerous, and can result in lane deviations, greater fluctuations in speed and delays in driver reaction time.
GPS applications can be used if the device is programmed before the trip starts so that it does not require any interaction during travel. It is recommended that drivers turn their phone into Do Not Disturb mode to avoid temptation.
For more information visit www.justice.act.gov.au
Messengers Art Program at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Messengers is an arts-based support program for young people experiencing mental health issues who are at risk form disengaging from school and their community.
Below you will find the Messengers Term 3 flyer which outlines the details of the classes they will be running in Tuggeranong, Belconnen and Gungahlin next term. The program will consist of visual arts, creative writing and theatre classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact them for more information or to discuss referral/enrolment of a young person.
Messengers will also be offering a free three day school holiday program in July at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre for young people aged 10 – 18.
Please feel free to pass on this information to any interested young people and their families.
Enrolment form and further information for the holiday program below.
Volunteer @ GAMMA.CON Canberra 2019
Saturday 3 August and Sunday 4 August with a briefing night either Wednesday 24 July or Thursday 25 July from 6:30pm. The organisers of GAMMA.CON are looking for volunteers. For more information check out their website.
See Sally in the Front Office or Careers for a LTC Volunteering Record form.
- 11 hours = 0.2 points
- 27.5 hours = 0.5 points
- 55 hours = 1 point