Changes to graduated licensing system
Too many young Tasmanians are being killed or seriously injured on our roads. The Tasmanian Government is committed to saving young lives.
That’s why we’re improving Tasmania’s Graduated Licensing System. Drivers are most at risk when they first get their Ps and start driving solo. The new system will help reduce the risk.
Young drivers will have more on-road driving experience and skills to keep them and their passengers safe.
The majority of the changes helping to protect our young drivers and improve our licensing system are expected to be introduced from December 2020. The removal of the L2 Assessment has been introduced immediately in response to COVID-19.
It has been a decade (2009) since improvements were last made to Tasmania’s Graduated Licensing System. There has been a reduction in the number of young people involved in serious casualties, but more can and needs to be done to make young people safer on our roads.
A national best practice model was developed in 2014. All states and territories support the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 and agreed to make changes to their graduated licensing systems to align with the best practice model, and to improve access to licensing.
These changes mean Tasmania will meet the “enhanced” model and closely align with Victoria and New South Wales who are at the forefront of safe practices for young drivers.
Most importantly, these changes will help reduce crashes involving young drivers and save lives.
We are looking at ways to improve the process for getting a provisional licence. Find out what changes will occur as part of these improvements.
Changes are expected to be introduced in December 2020.
We will provide updates so that everyone affected by the changes has plenty of notice.
We are planning the best way to introduce these changes to make sure they work and we want to make sure that the resources we create help you to learn how to drive safely.
If you’d like to be involved in helping us make these changes, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.