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Doctors call to suspend P-plate drivers who are caught on their phones for 12 months

3AW Breakfast

Australian doctors are calling for changes to laws to ban P-plate drivers who get caught on their phones for 12 months.

As reported in the Herald Sun, Australian doctors say its medical workers who are left to deal with the dreadful consequences of the carnage on our roads, and something must be done to curb the road toll.

Dr Michael Gannon, President of the Australian Medical Association, told Justin and Kate many road deaths are preventable and inexperienced drivers are often victims of road trauma.

“One new factor is the obsession all of us have with our smart phones and we really need to start thinking about what we can do about it,” Dr Gannon said.

“It might seem like a harsh call for people who have just started out driving but we need to instill the best possible habits in people.

“Driving is a privilege not a right.”

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