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Driving Test – New Changes For Learner Drivers

Posted by ROADwhyz on September 22, 2010 at 5:49 AM

      Your driving school or driving instructor may have already made you aware of new changes made to the laws that govern learner drivers but for those yet to get their learner license, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest changes in the law and restrictions that apply to having a learner license.

The large majority of motorists on our roads drive safely every day on our Australian roads and do so in accordance with the law. Unfortunately, statistics show that learner drivers under the age of 20 represent a large portion of people involved in motor vehicle accidents. This is more to do with lack of experience than any other factor.

Because learning to drive can be a difficult yet exciting time for new drivers, the Australian government has introduced new changes to the learner license that apply from the 28th of September, 2009.

 

The changes include;

If a learner driver receives 4 or more demerit points in a 3 year period, their license will now be suspended for a period of 3 months

Minimum 4 demerit points received on a learner driving for a speeding offense

Essentially any speeding offense will result in a loss of license for 3 months

 

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