The RAA’s national body, the Australian Automotive Association (AAA), has developed keys2drive, a program designed to help Learner drivers get more real-world, on-road driving experience before going solo.
The learner driver program is not meant to replace normal driving lessons but rather complement them.
The keys2drive program also aims to provide parents/supervising drivers with a chance to brush up on their own skills and knowledge and give them more confidence in helping their Learner driver achieve experience in a range of traffic conditions.
Recently the keys2drive learner driver scheme increased the duration of the lessons from 45 minutes to an hour. A longer lesson gives learners more time on the road and supervisors more time to ask questions on how best to coach their learner on driving skills and technique.
On 1 May 2008 the Federal Government announced funding of $17m over five years for keys2drive. The program is now available in South Australia for all Learner drivers.