The NRMA has today welcomed the ACT Government’s proposed changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme as crucial measures to help save young lives.
In June, the NRMA provided its submission to the ACT Government outlining a raft of measures for consideration. Similar reforms have delivered improvements to young driver safety in NSW over the last 11 years.
The reforms outlined include:
- Introducing a logbook scheme requiring learners to record a minimum 100 hours of supervised driving, including 10 hours at night
- Designing a three-for-one logbook credit system that deducts three hours for every hour with an accredited driving instructor (maximum 30 hours)
- A 20-hour credit for successfully completing an education program
- A ban on mobile phone use on texting and talking for L and P drivers
- A one peer passenger ban from 11pm to 5am.