Did you know?
- Road crashes are the single greatest killer of 15-24 year olds and the leading cause of permanent injury
- Young drivers are over-represented in both fatal and serious crashes when compared to other NZ road users and their peers in developed countries
- From 2007-11 Waikato young drivers were involved in 125 fatal and 621 serious injury crashes which equates to 33% of the Waikato road toll
- Driving is a complex task which takes years of competence to master
- The blood alcohol limit for drivers under 20 is zero
- The minimum driving age is 16 years
- Pass rates for the restricted driving test are 54 % (August 2014)
- From December 2014, when applying for a new licence you will require some form of photographic ID
- Ensure learner drivers have 120 hours of supervised driving practice before they sit their restricted test.
What can you do to reduce the risk?
- Study using the current road code as this will have latest rule changes
- Take advantage of online training programmes and resources which are listed below
- Become a role model for children when they are young – they learn from adult’s driving habits