HOW ABOUT MERIT POINTS?
HAS anyone canvassed the idea of having a merit-based licence for young drivers as opposed to the demerit system we now have? A system that promotes encouragingrewarding instead of giving a licence then rigorously working on demerit until the poor driver has to walk. My thought was that a young driver could earn rewards by getting better theory results, (perhaps a consequence of greater interest). Reward could also accrue by paying for and completing advanced driving courses, first-aid courses etc. These rewards could be manifested in perhaps a different coloured licence (graded up to a gold coloured licence or P plates?), reduced time spent on Ps, ability to carry passengers sooner and so on. Unlike my younger years, when cars and driving was a passion, we need something to give the laptop layabouts some incentive to better themselves.