Coding Range

How are they even driving, @MattWadeSMH?

March 10th, 2013

State government figures show that at the end of the 2000s, just 3 per cent of teenagers in the greater Sydney region were fully licensed to drive, down from nearly a quarter in the early 1990s

Under the current NSW licencing scheme, you cannot be “fully licensed” until you turn 20. The earliest you can get your Learner’s licence is 16.

You have to have your Learner’s for a minimum of a year, your P1 (Provisional 1) for another year, and P2 (Provisional 2) for two more years. So by the time you have your full licence, you have to be over 20 years old.

So how is this 3% fully licenced while still being teenagers?