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NSW high performance vehicle scheme for provisional drivers

Black, D, Leavy, D

Young Drivers

ARSC conference 2018

In the interests of road safety, NSW provisional drivers are prohibited from driving high performance vehicles (HPVs). This restriction has applied since July 2005. In 2014, the definition of a HPV was amended to mean a vehicle greater than a specified power-to-mass ratio (PMR). Although this was intended to apply nationally, NSW added an additional criterion to include vehicles with a lesser PMR but which pose a high risk to novice drivers for other reasons. A new website was developed, which now allows the public to check the status of over 90,000 vehicles available in NSW.