With a continued increase to young lives lost on our roads, my 22 year old son is included in these statistics. Youth drivers need to know how to control their cars and bikes on all road surfaces and all conditions and unexpected situations.

This petition proposes Defensive Driving Simulator courses and testing, and Driver Education Courses in Senior years at school.

Reasons being:
 In AUSTRALIA, 16 - 25 year old males are 3 TIMES as likely to die on the roads as their female counterparts.
 33% of Australian young drivers will have a car crash within the first 12 months of driving. As solo drivers (P Platers).
 40% of people who die on Australian road are under the age of 25.
 Car accidents are responsible for over 60% of deaths among Australian 17-20 years old. Motorcyclists' risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than a passenger car.
 Fatalities Rate for 2015 in QUEENSLAND was 243 which was an increase of 7.6% to the previous year.
 According to Road Deaths Australia, there were 1,273 road deaths in the country during the 12 months ending on September 30 2016. An increase of 7.2% to September 30 2015.
 No parent should have to bury their child. No one should have to lose a friend.

We, the undersigned, hereby call upon the Federal Government, the State Governments and Local Governments to do what is within their legislative power to present this petition in Parliament and pass into law the proposed law:

How many young lives, have to be lost due to the fact, that drivers lose control of their car and have no idea how to correct it? With no real road experience our youth drivers are at high risk of having a fatal accident once they are let drive unsupervised (onto P Plates).

What needs to change:
 20 hours of Defensive Driving to be mandatory for Learners. In addition to the already 100 log book hours required.
 Defensive Driving Simulators to be used for skills testing.
 Driver Education prior to written Learners Permit testing to be compulsory.
 Driver Education courses to be added to the curriculum in Senior High School grades 11 and 12.

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The Introduce “Jake’s Law” for Driver's Ed in our schools & Mandatory Defensive Driving Courses for Learners petition to Parilment was written by Cindy Klienhans and is in the category Youth at GoPetition.