Victorian learner drivers will today be able to download the new myLearner app, allowing them to turf the paper logbook in favour of a fully-digital setup.
Learners submit their hours through the app, at which point they're approved by their supervising driver through a phone or computer.
Announced earlier this year and tested by a total of 110 people, the app is designed to do more than just track hours. It offers tips based on how much driving a learner has done, and reminds supervisors/drivers to store their phones while driving.
Funding for the project has come from the Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) young driver program, aimed at reducing road trauma among new drivers.
“Young drivers are among the most vulnerable people using our road – myLearners will help learners and their supervisors better manage their driving practice and develop safe driving behaviours when they get on the road," said Jaala Pulford, Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety.
Victoria won't be the first state to offer a digital, officially-accepted log book. New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia all allow new drivers to keep track of their hours.