Young Drivers

A driver’s licence gives you independence and more choices about where you want to go and where you want to be.

A licence gives you the privilege of using the road and as with any privilege there are obligations such as driving safely. It is important to develop safe driving habits from your first driving lesson because these habits are likely to stay with you for life.

Six percent of Tasmanians are aged between 17 and 25 but are 28 percent of serious casualties. This age group has a six times greater chance of being a serious road crash casualty – seriously injured or killed  – than the rest of the population.

Of those casualties, going too fast for the conditions and/or circumstances was a factor in 52 percent, alcohol 37 percent and going over the speed limit 21 percent.

For more information about the dangers of drinking and driving click here and for speed here.

Getting a licence

For information about how to get a licence, click here.