PCYC Braking the Cycle secures five-year funding with MAIC
The future of PCYC Queensland’s award-winning learner driver mentor program Braking the Cycle has been secured, with Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) announcing a further $15.96 million funding over the next five years to support young people to obtain their driver’s licence.
Currently supporting program delivery at 42 locations, MAIC funding will allow new and expanded sites across the state and is expected to help more than 700 young people to obtain their licence in the next 12 months.
PCYC Queensland CEO Phil Schultz said extended funding for Braking the Cycle is incredibly positive for vulnerable and disadvantaged young Queenslanders who face barriers in completing their 100 hours of supervised driving.
“Additional funding will help hundreds of young people to obtain their licence safely, increase their employment and education opportunities and improve road safety outcomes. It also promotes positive interactions between participants and mentors who foster safe driving behaviours,” said Mr Schultz.
“Through MAIC support, Braking the Cycle has delivered 42,811 hours of supervised driving and assisted 722 participants to achieve their licence since 2017,” he said.
MAIC Insurance Commissioner Neil Singleton said he is proud of the partnership and looks forward to building on positive outcomes over the next five years.
“Braking the Cycle provides life-changing benefits to Queenslanders and we are proud of the number of graduates obtaining their licence and increasing their participation in employment and education activities,” said Mr Singleton.
“MAIC’s continued support will both consolidate and expand the program across the state, providing security to retain key staff and maintain a sufficient volunteer base to provide mentoring to participants.”