Terms of Reference


Received from the Legislative Council on 9 December 2015:

That, pursuant to section 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, this House requires the Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee to inquire into, consider and report, no later than 30 November 2016, on —

  1. the impacts of lowering the probationary driving age in Victoria to 17, including —
    1. reviewing the licence structures in other Australian states, particularly the probationary driving age;
    2. assessing the links between the existing 18 year old probationary driving age and high youth unemployment in regional areas;
    3. reviewing the impacts of separating the legal driving age and legal drinking age;
    4. considering relevant international licensing models and the positive and negative impacts of such; and
    5. assessing the correlation between a reduced probationary driving age and the road toll;
  2. the adequacy of current transport infrastructure and services available to people of non-driving age, particularly in regional Victoria;
  3. strategies to remove barriers for people of non-driving age to access employment, study and training.


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