Better educated younger drivers and changes for older drivers are included in a package of driver licence reforms which have been recommended by some of Queensland’s leading road safety experts.
The Queensland Driver Licence reforms include changes to the Q-SAFE driver tests, older driver medical certificates and motorcycle licence tests and will be implemented progressively in 2013 and 2014.
This reform is an important step in the Government’s efforts to make our roads safer and tackle the current high road toll.
Changes to the Q-SAFE driver training program will include greater emphasis on high-risk manoeuvres such as turning across on-coming traffic or merging at higher speeds.
Older drivers aged 75 and over will be required to get a medical certificate from their doctor every 12 months but they will not be required to sit a further driving test.
The reforms will investigate improvements to the motorcycle test for new riders, including compulsory pre-learner off-road training and assessment.
Further information is available on the website www.tmr.qld.gov.au.