Attorney-General Simon Corbell is asking the Canberra community to participate in the ACT Driver Survey and have a say on how to improve road safety for Learner and Provisional licence holders.
The survey is being conducted as part of the ACT Graduated Driver Licensing Scheme review.
“The review is looking into a range of options to improve the safety of new drivers, such as minimum supervised driving hours and passenger restrictions,” Mr Corbell said.
In 2012, 14 per cent of drivers involved in casualty crashes in the ACT were provisional licence holders, despite only representing about 7 per cent of all licence holders.
“As research has shown that inexperience is a significant factor in the rate of novice driver crashes, the survey also includes specific questions about the community’s experiences as novice drivers.
“While it is appropriate for the review to have a strong focus on improving road safety outcomes, the Government is aware of the possible impact that some restrictions and sanctions can have on young drivers and their families. Consideration will be given to feedback about the potential need for exemptions in particular circumstances.”