- NSW Road and Traffic Authority and the NSW Government
In NSW the rules for Learner and Provisional License Holders is as follows:
Learners must stick below the speed limit of 80 kms/hour even when travelling on a highway where speeds are up to 30 kms/hour faster.
Provisional License Holders must stick to the speed limits of 90 kms/hour for the first year and then 100 kms/hour for the next two. As well as this, Provisional license holders are only allowed to have one person under the age of 21 in the car between the hours of 11 pm and 5am.
These rules are dangerous and create a dangerous environment for new drivers. Having restrictions slower than the already assigned speed limit puts young drivers in a dangerous situation where cars travelling at up to 30 kms/hour on the same road are tailgating and sometimes even causing accidents.
To find out more about the Road rules for Learner and Provisional Drivers please visit:
We, undersigned, call on the NSW Government and the NSW Road and Traffic Authority to reconsider the restrictions placed on Learner and Provisional License holders in NSW and allow these drivers to travel at the same speed limit as full license holders.
The Changing the rules for Learner and Provisional License Holders in NSW petition to NSW Road and Traffic Authority and the NSW Government was written by Rebecca and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.