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Young Drivers

Factors often associated with young driver crashes include driver inexperience, overconfidence and risk-taking which is why learner drivers are required to log at least 120 hours of supervised driving, including 10 hours at night, before applying for a probationary licence.

These hours must be correctly recorded in an official Learner Log Book and be signed by a supervisor. The official log book is available at VicRoads.

Graduated licencing system

P1 Red Plates
Some requirements:

  • Stay on licence for at least 12 months
  • No mobile phone use
  • Can only carry one passenger aged between 16 and 21
  • Restrictions on driving high powered vehicles

P2 Green Plates
Some requirements:

  • Three year minimum
  • Restrictions on driving high powered vehicles

All learners and probationary drivers need to display the correct plate whenever they drive a vehicle. Failing to do so you could incur a three demerit point penalty and a fine.

Tips for supervising driving

New online supervisor resource ‘Lessons from the Road’, which was launched last Thursday by the Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder, MP. The resource is designed to provide tips and information for supervising drivers.

Lessons from the Road features an online mentor who guides the supervising driver through eight videos, which follow the stories of three learner drivers and their parents. 

Considering your first car?

Contrary to popular belief you do not have to spend a lot of money to make sure your first car is safe.

Everythinng You Need to Know About Learning to Drive! 

Click here for helpful tips and information for pre-learners, learners and supervisors.

Everything You Need to Know to Get Through The Red Together

Did you know that your young driver is 30 times more likely to crash when they first get their red P’s? Even though they’ve passed their test, they are relatively inexperienced and also more likely to take risks – whether they realise it or not.

Driving Solo

What’s the risk?
The first six months are the most dangerous time for all red P platers.

They face a lot of unexpected situations on the roads that they might not be prepared for.

Night driving, peer pressure and long distance trips can lead newly licensed drivers to make poor decisions.

How you can help

Keep talking your young driver through the risks – even though it may not seem like it, they do listen to you.

Take steps to stay involved- like letting them know you can pick them up from social functions if they get stuck.

Encourage them to switch off their mobile to avoid temptations and make other arrangements when they’re drinking.

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