Men would not be allowed to receive a driver’s licence until they reached the age of 21, according to a “controversial” proposal that is now being proposed to the government of New South Wales
According to the proposition, road safety specialists are proposing a range of ideas, including this one, to reduce the number of fatalities that occur on the roads by concentrating on young drivers, and more specifically on young men.
On Tuesday night in Buxton, which is located south of Sydney, there was a terrible vehicle accident that claimed the lives of five adolescents.
155 men and 48 women have reportedly lost their lives on the roads of New South Wales (NSW) so far this year, according to statistics provided by Transport for NSW.
Between the years 2011 and 2021, there were roughly three times as many deaths among men as there were among women due to vehicle accidents.
According to emeritus professor Ann Williamson of the Australasian College of Road Safety, young drivers are responsible for over 25 percent of all collisions in the state of New South Wales (NSW), although making up only about 15 percent of all drivers in the state.
She urged the government to consider more harsh measures and said that it was logical to set restrictions on the driving behaviours that younger drivers with less experience could engage in.
In addition to that, she recommended that the government give some thought to providing more training on risks and how people perceive risks.
Dominic Perrottet, the Premier of New South Wales, has reached out to several authorities for advice after being questioned over the likelihood of his state following Victoria’s example regarding similar restrictions.
Red P-platers in Victoria are only permitted to transport one person between the ages of 16 and 22, unless they are working in an emergency response capacity, are accompanied by a licenced driver at all times, or have been granted an exemption by VicRoads
During the hours of 11 p.m. and midnight, P1 or red P-platers in New South Wales who were younger than 25 years of age were not allowed to have more than one passenger in their vehicle between the hours of 5 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Every passenger, including the person operating the vehicle, is required to be seated in a vehicle seat that is equipped with a seatbelt or another type of certified restraint, and the passenger must be utilising the seatbelt or restraint at all times.
P2 or green P-platers are responsible for ensuring that this takes place.