P-platers will have greater choice of vehicles for their first car, with changes to the prohibited vehicles guidelines for P-plate drivers to allow for more modern, fuel efficient cars, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder announced today.
We re changing to a simpler system where P-platers are banned from driving vehicles that have a power to weight ratio of more than 130 kilowatts of power per tonne.
These are practical changes that recognise that some smaller cars have turbo as standard now, for example, while making sure P-Platers don't drive cars that big and built for speed.
This is great news for P-platers that are looking to buy their first car, who will now have greater range of cars to choose from including those that may be more fuel efficient.
New South Wales acting Superintendent Dave Evans said that such videogames make adolescents think of themselves as invincible and many times the police is left with the responsibility to save P-platers from themselves.
The suggestion is followed by revelations that 104 P-platers are losing their licences each day.
Over 2000 P-platers lost their licences for drink driving, speeding over 45km/h over the limit and other serious offences, while 1674 were caught breaking the speed limit by more than 30km/h.