Roads and Road Safety

Andrews Labor Government empty promises and spin leaves prospective learner drivers disappointed – AGAIN!

Andrews labor government empty promises and spin leaves prospective learner drivers disappointed – again! A few hours after being pressured by the Liberal Nationals and the community to commit to making the learner’s permit test available online, the Andrews Labor Government spin machine had started. On social media last night, Labor’s Roads Minister, Ben Carroll …

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Labor dragged kicking and screaming to extend motorcycle learner’s permits

Labor’s Roads Minister, Ben Carroll has finally heeded calls from the Liberal Nationals to extend motorcycle learner’s permits. In August the Liberal Nationals wrote to Labor’s Minister for Roads, urging him to extend the expiration of motorcycle learner’s permits.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many learner riders were unable to gain the experience they need to …

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Mixed messages from the Andrews Labor Government over online Learners Permit testing

Despite repeated calls from the Liberal Nationals to move the Learners Permit’s test online, mixed messaging from the Andrews Labor Government continues to leave learner drivers in the dark.  Following a question posed by the Liberal Nationals during the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee on August 13, the Department of Transport said they are ‘exploring …

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Secretive Andrews Labor Government silent on road injury statistics

In a further demonstration of the lack of accountability and transparency from the Andrews Labor Government, the release of the number of TAC claims that involve hospitalisation is now EIGHT MONTHS OVERDUE. The number of claims involving hospitalisation is normally reported and updated on the TAC website every six months, however, the current data is only up …

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Lack of direction from Andrews Labor Government on computer-based testing

Today in the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, the Andrews Labor Government have shown the only roadblock to computer-based learners permit test and hazard perception test going online, is a lack of direction from the Andrews Labor Government. The test must be moved online to help clear the growing backlog of tests following the second lockdown. …

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Lack of clarity on licence testing

The Liberal Nationals are calling on the Andrews Labor Government and VicRoads to clarify the licence testing arrangements that will be put into place during Stage 3 and 4 restrictions in Victoria.  Before Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire were placed into Stage 3 restrictions, the return to service plan VicRoads had put into place was …

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