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The argument to impose a nighttime curfew on young drivers

Neil Mitchell

A proposal to impose a nighttime curfew for P1 drivers in Victoria is being considered.

This week, a parliamentary inquiry recommended lowering the provisional licence age to 17.

A whole-of-government response rejected the recommendation but another idea has been floated to ban young drivers from driving between 10pm-5am.

The advice from VicRoads is young drivers should try to stay off the roads at night and the experts say it would undoubtedly save lives.

“The evidence tells us that – if you have graduated licencing systems that include nighttime restrictions we have a significant reduction in deaths and serious injuries,”┬áJennie Oxley from the Monash University Accident Research Centre said.

She said the restrictions would be aimed at reducing recreational driving, when young people might have had a few drinks or be distracted by friends in the car.

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