Andrew Barr and Simon Corbell have the symbolic news that the ACT’s shaming ritual of sending people into the motor registry on major birthdays for licence renewal will at least be cheaper for driver who don’t get caught:
“The government made a commitment before the election last year to reward motorists who demonstrated a clean driving record. I am very pleased to be able to announce we are now delivering on that promise for drivers of the ACT,” Mr Corbell said.
“Based on current fees, this initiative will see the fee reduced by almost $32.00 for a five year licence, which is a great incentive for drivers to continue their clean driving record.
Under the initiative, all full licence holders who have attracted no demerit points and traffic infringement notices on their ACT driver licence for at least the last five years will be eligible for the discount.
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“This means if you maintain a blemish free licence for five years you will be rewarded by the government for helping keep our roads across the Territory safe. Currently there are approximately 61% of the ACT driver licence holders who could be eligible for this discount.
“Provisional licence holders who have attracted no demerit points and no traffic infringement notices when progressing to a full driver licence will be eligible.
“The discount will not apply to National Heavy Vehicle Licence holders and interstate/overseas drivers transferring their licence to the ACT. Concession card holders already received a discount.
“It is important to note that the discount will only apply if the driver licence is renewed within 6 months following the expiry date.