New laws coming for young drivers in 2014
GLS Road Safety Facts
If passenger and night-time restrictions were in place since 2008 this could have prevented:
P1 rule changes will save lives
|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.
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.
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