In 2010, 169 drivers aged 17-25 years were killed in road crashes. People in this age group account for 26 per cent of drivers killed on Australia's roads yet represent only 17 per cent of the adult population.
On 1 May 2008 the Hon Anthony Albanese MP announced that the Australian Government will provide funding for the keys2drive initiative which will deliver free driving sessions to learner drivers and their parents. keys2drive is a new national learner driver program which aims to make newly licensed drivers safer on the road.
keys2drive has been developed by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), and other motoring clubs around Australia, with Australian Government funding and the support of the driver training industry.
It provides access to a website incorporating information, education and interactive games as well as a free session for both the learner driver and their supervisor, in many cases a parent who may not have had a refresher on road rules and driver training for many years. Another key feature of the program is an accreditation scheme for participating driving instructors.
For more information on this initiative please refer to http://www.keys2drive.com.au/.
Minister's Media Releases
- NT Rollout of keys2drive
- 2010 Christmas Message from Parliamentary Secretary King
- ACT Rollout of keys2drive
- Qld Rollout of keys2drive
- SA Rollout of keys2drive
- WA Rollout of keys2drive
- NSW Rollout Of keys2drive
- National Rollout of keys2drive
- Victorian Rollout Of keys2drive
- Government Launches Innovative Learner Driver Training
- Help For Learner Drivers And Parents