This week NRMA Motoring & Services urged the N

This week NRMA Motoring & Services urged the NSW Government to introduce zero demerit points for red P-plate drivers to deter them from breaking the law.

The zero points policy would mean any young drivers who broke the law in their first year of driving would automatically lose their licence.

The NRMA, who made their proposal to the Young Drivers Advisory Panel in Sydney on Tuesday, believes the radical policy would curb irresponsible behaviour on the roads.

A first-strike-and-youre-out policy is an effective deterrent for inexperienced young drivers who do the wrong thing and put their lives and the lives of others at risk, said NRMA Motoring & Services president, Alan Evans. Deducting the two demerit points currently given to P-platers in their first year of driving will encourage young drivers to act responsibly and only punish those who drive recklessly.

In the end the Young Drivers Advisory Panel chose not to support the proposal in full, however, they did make a recommendation that red P-platers caught speeding automatically lose their licence for three months. That recommendation was passed by the NSW Government yesterday along with a number of other restrictions (see above).


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