Push to lower driving age in Victoria to 17 He said constituents in his western Victorian electorate, some on farms and in small towns, had lobbied him to bring about the change.
"We believe a Victorian 17 year old is as good as a 17 year old in the rest of the country and should be able to drive. When you're limited with public transport it does become a big problem in rural Victoria." Mr Purcell said learner drivers (L plate)should still have to fulfil the safest number of prerequisite hours behind the wheel but they could also start earlier. He said parents of students and apprentices in regional and louis vuitton alma m rural Victoria were driving long distances, sometimes very early in the morning, to ferry their children who should be allowed to drive themselves. He believed the community would back the proposed change. In the upper house Mr Purcell needs 21 of 40 votes for his motion to succeed. Labor holds 14 votes while the Coalition has 16 and the Greens five. There are five crossbenchers, including Mr Purcell. A spokeswoman for Roads Minister Luke louis vuitton craigslist atlanta Donnellan said while the government did not support lowering the driving age it would await Mr Purcell's motion. "Given the number of lives saved since the driving age was raised to 18, we think any move to lower it back down again would be a backwards step," she said. "The Andrews government is firm in our commitment to improve road safety and see zero lives lost on Victorian roads." Opposition roads spokesman Ryan Smith said he supported the move to get more information about the driving age. "I'd be quite okwith it going to a committee to get that information," he said. An inquiry would allow groups and individuals to make submissions about their views on lowering the driving age. The age to gain a provisional driving licence (P plate) is 17 in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.
Mr Purcell louis vuitton neverfull roses said lowering the age in Victoria would allow 17 year olds to be kanye west louis vuitton shoes jaspers more independent. It would give them easier access to their schools, jobs and apprenticeships, he said.
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