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Victoria's new Drive Test: From the drawing board to operational test

Christie, Ron, Cavallo, Antonietta, Oh, S, Johnston, D

Novice Drivers - II


As part of a revised Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS), a new drive test for car driver licence applicants has been developed and introduced in Victoria. The central purpose of this undertaking was to create a test that discriminates those young drivers who have completed the new mandatory minimum of 120 hours of supervised driving practice from those who have not. This paper outlines the key activities which underpinned the successful introduction of the test across Victoria on 1 July 2008. It provides an overview of the major steps and processes necessary to take the new test from trial to operational test. This includes the communication and training programs required to make the new test a reality.