Simon Corbell has the thrilling news that there will be a compulsory course for those wanting their licences back after drink or drug driving convictions:
“From 25 November 2011, a person who commits a drink or drug driving offence will be required to complete a mandatory awareness course in order to regain or retain their driver licence.
“Mandatory alcohol and drug awareness courses will provide an important way for offenders to recognise the impact of their actions on the community and help address any potential issues they face,” he said.
Mr Corbell said the courses would raise awareness of the effects of alcohol and drugs, including their effects on driving and health.
“In the ACT, low-range drink driving and drug driving offenders along with first time offenders will be required to undertake an awareness course focusing on education, while a therapeutic awareness course will be mandatory for mid to high-range drink drivers and repeat offenders,” he said.
“The Government has engaged the services of two expert consultants to conduct the Road Transport Authority-approved courses.”