Plea to lift min­i­mum driv­ing age to 18

NT News - Motoring - - FRONT PAGE -

THE min­i­mum driv­ing age should be lifted to at least 18, ac­cord­ing to a na­tion­wide sur­vey re­leased yes­ter­day.

While 51 per cent of the 1008 peo­ple sur­veyed nat- ion­ally called for a higher min­i­mum driv­ing age, 72 per cent of South Aus­tralians favoured the in­creased age limit, fol­lowed by Can­berra res­i­dents (62 per cent) and NSW and Queens­land- ers 54 per cent. Some called for the driv­ing age to be lifted to 21, ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey, con­ducted by Aus­tralian peer-to-peer car rental com­pany DriveMyCar Rentals.

Com­pany spokesman Daniel No­ble said the find­ings re­flected the firm’s ex­pe­ri­ence — with 95 per cent of own­ers not wish­ing to rent their ve­hi­cles to driv­ers aged un­der 21.

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