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South Australia continue to introduce tough new draconian laws for provisional drivers, which are not in line with other states and other cities worldwide. The reason given for the introduction of these laws is to reduce the representation of young fatalities on our roads.
South Australia only allows 3 demerit points before disqualifying young provisional drivers which is not consistent with other states. Under the Rann government the representation of young fatalities on our roads has increased.
The final stage in July 2008 will be the introduction of a two stage probationary licence comprising a one year P1 probationary licence, and a three year P2 probationary licence.
Passenger laws will be in effect not allowing P platers to carry a certain amount of passengers between a certain time, making transport more difficult.
The laws will also extend P plates from 3 years to 4 years, meaning that a younger driver will have to be 22 in Victoria in order to claim their full licence.
From 1 July 2007, new restrictions on driving high powered vehicles will be introduced for probationary licence drivers who obtain their licence from 1 July 2007.
From this date a probationary licence holder will not be able to drive a vehicle if it has:
* An engine of eight or more cylinders;
* a turbocharged or supercharged engine (except diesel powered vehicles);
* an engine that has been modified to increase its performance; and/or
* certain high performance six cylinder cars. An official list of nominated vehicles will be published on this website from 1 July 2007. In the interim it is expected to include the following vehicles:
o the BMW M and M3,
o Nissan 350Z,
o Porsche (all models), and
o Mercedes Benz SLK350.