Graduated Licensing Scheme for motorcyclists

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In 2017, it was announced that the Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) was preparing recommendations for a Graduated Licencing Scheme for motorcyclists in South Australia. The report was published in January 2018. Recommendations from CASR included raising the minimum age that a rider can obtain their motorcycle learner’s permit from 16 to 18 years old and including the need for moped (scooters under 50cc) riders to be licenced.

After consultation with members, we opposed these two recommendations only to be told in May that all CASR recommendations had been recommended by DPTI to the Minister for Police, Emergency Service and Correctional Services.

The government has commenced drafting a Bill incorporating all recommendations made by the Centre for Automotive Safety Research.

As a result, we have spoken with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles at DPTI, the CEO of DPTI and the Minister for Police to further discuss aspects of the proposed scheme.

We are continuing our discussions with the relevant Ministers and will keep members informed of developments.

If you have any questions in relation to a GLS, click here to email our Industry Engagement Specialist, Nathan Groves.