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Inquiry Details

Young Driver Safety and Education Programs

The Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety (Staysafe) has commenced an inquiry into Young Driver Safety and Education Programs.

The Committee will inquire into and report on the factors involved in young driver road traffic accidents and fatalities, with particular reference to:

a) the current incidence of road crashes involving young drivers in NSW;

b) underlying risks and major factors contributing to such crashes;

c) differences in driving behaviour, crash outcomes and relevant trends in urban and rural areas of NSW;

d) the availability and appropriateness of current diversionary and educational programs for young offenders involved in serious traffic violations;

e) the efficacy of young driver education programs and the potential for development and expansion of these programs, subject to proper evaluation;

f) other initiatives to improve young driver safety; and

g) any other relevant matters.