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New laws coming for young drivers in 2014

GLS Road Safety Facts

 

GLS licence changes, saves lives

If passenger and night-time restrictions were in place since 2008 this could have prevented:

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P1 rule changes will save lives

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A passenger restrictions for P1 drivers allowing
no more than one passenger aged 16 to 20
years (immediate family members are exempt).
A night-time driver restriction for P1 drivers between midnight and 5am (with an exemption system).
 

The passenger and night-time driving restrictions will only apply to P1 drivers. They will not apply to P2 drivers.

The first 12 months of holding a provisional licence are the most dangerous for young drivers

Research shows that crashers are the most likely to occur during the first 12 months of holding a provisional licence when a driver is least experienced and driving unsupervised.

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Saving young South Australian lives

Young people aged 16-19 are dying on South Australian roads at a greater rate than in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. Many of the other states have passenger and night-time driving restrictions.

Two and half times more likely for injury, grpahic

Young drivers and riders aged 16-24 in rural South Australia are 2 ½ times more likely to die or be serioiusly injured in a crash than those who live in the metro area.

Source: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure analysis of South Australia crash data between 2008-2012

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