Young people are overrepresented in serious road crashes and there are a number of factors involved, including inexperience as well as higher levels of risk-taking behaviour. During 2018 the annual number of road deaths representing young drivers aged between 17-25 years decreased by 7.4% relative to the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 baseline (from 2008-2010).
Keys2drive is a learner driver program run by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) and funded by the Australian Government. It aims to encourage learner drivers to get more, and better quality, on-the-road experience, and to assist their supervising drivers (mainly parents) to become better informed and more confident. The program provides one free driving lesson with an accredited instructor, to learner drivers accompanied by their supervising drivers. It also supports learners and supervisors with educational material and practical guidance.
For more information please refer to www.keys2drive.com.au.