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Introduce a progressive licensing system for young drivers under the age of 25

Submitted by Crystal Owen on Wednesday 17th January 2024

Published on Friday 2nd February 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 2nd August 2024

Current Signatures: 17,750
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Introduce a progressive licensing system for young drivers under the age of 25

Petition Details

- A minimum learning period of 40hrs to help young drivers gain skills and experience on different roads under different conditions
- No carrying passengers 25 and under for the first year
- Restrictions on driving at night between midnight and 6am
- Mandatory hazard perception training

Additional Information

Road crashes are a leading cause of death for young people. In 2022, 1,365 drivers aged 17–24 were killed or seriously injured in crashes. We believe we need progressive licensing to keep young drivers safe. In Canada, a scheme with a minimum learning period and restrictions on night driving saw a 42% drop in crashes involving drivers aged 20–24. In New Zealand, a scheme that also restricted passengers for the first 6 months saw a 23% drop in crash injuries for 15–19-year-olds (12% for 20–24-year-olds).


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