VETERAN youth worker, Les Twentyman, has called for special driver’s licences for 15-year-olds to help them get jobs.
Les believes employment was the key to teens avoiding crime and said special “work” licences should be available to youngsters to ensure they can take up job offers.
“Let’s also be creative with this and provide special driver’s licences for kids under 16 to 18 to get to and from work,’’ he told Herald Sun.
“So if a job is a new residential estate, or a remote industrial park, they will not be excluded from a job opportunity.’’
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“It is time for a change in how we tackle the issue of youth crime and let’s give the kids every support we can to give them a chance at a career.’’
I can understand them getting a learners licence at 15, but surely for this to work he would be talking about a P plater? I am certainly not convinced a 15 year old is mature enough to be driving alone? Some, sure. But this would be fairly broad I would think?
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