An Andrews Labor Government will make the largest ever investment in driver training and education for our kids, Calyton MP and Labor candidate for Clarinda Hong Lim said today.
Mr Lim said Labor’s Road Safety Starts Early, a $146 million plan to arm kids with the skills and support they need to become safe drivers, will reduce the road toll.
A Labor Government will build the world’s first dedicated road safety education complex, so young drivers get face to face with the aftermath of unsafe driving.
“Labor’s Crash and Trauma Education Centre will be the global hub for road safety, featuring simulators, exhibitions and presentations from victims and emergency workers”, Mr Lim said.
“If we put our kids face to face with the consequences of bad decisions behind the wheel, we can make them think twice.”
Labor will also enrol every local Year 10 student in a free defensive driving course, so young people will know about road risks, not just road rules.
“Defensive driving teaches kids how to respond safely and calmly in the face of danger”, Mr Lim said.
Labor will also reward the most responsible young drivers with a free three-year licence, and fund a program to help young people obtain their licence if they don’t have a car, deterring unlicensed driving.