Motorcyclist Graduated Licensing System Review – Public Consultation

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Possible changes to the motorcyclist graduated licensing system (GLS) were recommended by the University of Adelaide Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) to reduce road trauma among young and novice motorcyclists. We encourage you to read the Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) Discussion Paper Development of an Improved Graduated Licensing System. The Discussion Paper is also available in Word for accessibility purposes. You can also access CASR’s Recommendations for a Graduated Licensing System for Motorcyclists in Tasmania.

Motorcyclist Graduated Licensing System Consultation Process

A public consultation process was held to seek community sentiment towards CASR’s recommendations.

The public consultation process opened on 10 August 2022 and formally concluded on 21 September 2022. A total of 337 responses were received, including 20 written submissions. Written submissions were received from both individuals and organisations.

Motorcyclist Graduated Licensing System Public Consultation Report

The Development of an Improved Graduated Licensing System for Motorcyclists Public Consultation Report has been prepared by the RSAC to present the public feedback received during the consultation process. The Public Consultation Report is also available in Word for accessibility purposes.

Next steps

The RSAC will consider the feedback provided through this public consultation process, together with the recommendations made by CASR. The RSAC will then provide advice to the Tasmanian Government on whether changes should be made to the Tasmanian motorcyclist GLS to make young and novice riders safer.


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