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The signatories below are future and current L-Plate and P-Plate drivers, parents, friends and other drivers who feel passionately that the new law, which restricts the amount of passengers between the ages of 16 and 21 permitted in first-year P-Plate drivers cars, is an unnecessary, inconvenient and pointless new law.

These people draw to the attention of the House, the following reasons in which this law should not be passed:

- The most important aspect of what this law will change is the environment. With this law in place, car-pooling for teenagers and young adults becomes virtually impossible, thus forcing a considerable amount of extra P-Plate drivers onto the road in separate cars. Not only will this significantly increase the amount of greenhouse gases in the air, contributing to global warming and dramatically increasing the use of fossil fuels in the country, it will also cause much more congestion on the roads. Roads will deteriorate much quicker with the added strain of the extra cars.

- Many people rely on their friends to get them to school, and other educational institutes. Many parents rely on their P-Plate sons and daughters to transport their siblings which may lie in the restricted age range. With this new law in place, these things just cant happen anymore.
Designated drivers wont exist anymore, due to the fact that they cant carry more than one passenger, which will assist in causing a major increase in drink-driving P-Platers.

- As first year P-Platers, which are restricted to having only one friend with them, there is a lack of experience in dealing with distractions from the back seat. Having no experience with a back seat full of loud friends will really put anyone on the spot when it comes to being designated driver after the restriction is lifted, and they may not be able to handle it. It will cause a huge experience gap. Its all part of a learning process, in which Premier John Brumby is trying to take away.

- Policing this new law will be almost impossible. Police arent going to be able to judge the ages of passengers from a distance when theyre looking at a car travelling at 100km an hour. Unless the state is going to be hiring twice as many police, this is ludicrous. Victoria Police have more important things to deal with than to be worrying about petty things like a first year P-Plater driving with two friends. The police need to spend their time policing everybody, and not just targeting P-Platers.

- Limiting the number of passengers in a car will not stop things like dangerous driving, and it certainly won't make the roads any safer; if anything it will prevent P-Platers from getting the experience they need to be safe drivers. To top it off, even if this law does come into effect, it won't stop the irresponsible driving exhibited by youths, it will just delay it until they're older.

- With the amount of P-Platers driving on the road - almost everyone being in their own car - if people are heading towards the same place, they are going to start to race. This will be the beginning of a very common street-race along the highway, just to make sure youre not the last to arrive.

- Forcing people to find alternative transport will cause many problems, especially in rural areas. Public transport in rural areas is dreadfully scarce, with people having very little choice of when and where they can go. This law will cause an enormous strain on the already inefficient public transport system.

- Getting your P-Plates signifies that you have earned enough trust to drive responsibly without supervision. While on a Learners Permit, drivers are allowed to carry as many passengers as they like. With the trust to drive responsibly unsupervised, why not give P-Platers the trust to carry more than one of their friends at a time? Why not actually give P-Platers some real trust and give them some lee-way?

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  • 08 February 20161000. Kirsty C
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  • 28 January 2016998. Jade C
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  • 26 January 2016996. Erin D
    Town/Suburb Townsville Signature E.D this is f***** bulll
  • 20 January 2016995. William Higgins
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  • 19 January 2016994. Hudson R
    Town/Suburb Wantirna Signature Hudson Rowswell This law is preposterous and all said reasons as to why it shouldn't be in place are spot on.
  • 15 January 2016993. John A
    Town/Suburb Hillside Signature johnazzopardi DESIGNATED DRIVERS. HELLO??
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  • 19 December 2015986. James Z
    Town/Suburb Hallam gardens Signature jammasonzz crappy law
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  • 05 December 2015981. Jesse D
    Town/Suburb narre warren Signature Jesse D whats the point, no matter what they try and do, we are still going to be stupid and have fun, if not we will just do it later at night, when less coppers are out. and eating donughts like normal
  • 04 December 2015980. Ken Daniels
    Town/Suburb Deer Park Signature Kens Kebabs Im gonna lose so much business on friday and saturday nights because there will only be 1 muzza per car.
  • 02 December 2015979. Adriano Rasmussen
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015978. Chris I
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015977. Stefan C
    Town/Suburb Highett Signature Stefan Camilleri It wont effect me. But it will effect Road Conjestion and more than likely increase the road toll.
  • 19 November 2015976. Jackson V
    I support this petition
  • 18 November 2015975. Lloyd C
    Town/Suburb aspen Signature [email protected] /* */ no way...... WE LANDED ON THE MOON!
  • 17 November 2015974. Cameron Jamesg
    Town/Suburb monbulk Signature cameron james griffiths As a future P-plate driver i find them stupid and maybe if everyone in the government wasnt a hundred years old and listened to young peoples needs they might rethink these rules

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Jane McdanielBy:
Culture and SocietyIn:
Petition target:
Legislative Assembly of Victoria and Premier John Brumby


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