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Mandatory Driver Training and Assessment Relating to Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users

Davidson, G

Young Drivers 1

ARSC conference 2017

The ACT Government is taking the lead nationally to make sure new drivers develop skills to drive safely around vulnerable road users (cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists). A new 'vulnerable road user driver competency' now applies in the ACT in which a learner driver applying for a provisional licence is required to demonstrate good observation skills, recognition and risk management and display appropriate and calm decision making to mitigate and avoid risk and harm to any vulnerable road users.