Young motorists in Victoria could soon be in line for free driver and motorcyclist licences, thanks to a new safety program launching in February.
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The Free Licence Scheme, proposed in August, will see young probationary drivers and motorcyclists with spotless driving records rewarded with a free three-year licence when they graduate to a full licence. A three-year licence is valued at $76.

The scheme is available to young drivers and motorcyclists under 21 with no traffic offences or demerit points over their four years of red (P1) and green (P2) probationary driving.

“We can reduce road trauma among young people by rewarding Victoria’s most responsible young drivers,” Roads and Road Safety minister Luke Donnellan said.

“Responsible and safe young drivers are an example to their peers and it’s important that we recognise and reward them.”

The Andrews Labor government has confirmed it will outline the program with the next round of registration renewal notices, to be issued this week.

The Free Licence Scheme, a $7 million project, forms part of the larger $146 million spend on the Andrews government’s Young Driver Safety Package.