Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is committed to improving the overall skills of learner Drivers throughout Queensland.
As stands, the current Queensland learners policy includes:
100 hours of supervised driving in your learner logbook, including 10 hours of night driving. Additionally, every hour you drive with an accredited trainer counts for 3 hours in your logbook—up to a maximum of 10 actual hours or 30 logbook hours.
One Nation is proposing the implementation of a mandatory one day comprehensive accredited defensive driving course that will account for the equivalent of 50 logbook hours for ALL Learner’s (including international drivers). Drivers will still need to complete 50 hours of supervised driving in their learner logbook, including 10 hours of night driving.
With a Defensive Driving Program, learner drivers will be taught a range of theory and practical content including:
Defensive driving techniques
How to manage and reduce the risks associated with driving
Vehicle performance, systems and maintenance
Proper Seating positions
Effective Steering techniques
Simulated emergency braking exercises
Low-speed maneuvering exercises
The purpose of this policy is to enable drivers to safely explore the effects of speed, road surface and different braking systems when faced with an emergency.
As well as this, the proposed changes will also save supervisors (whether a parent, guardian or someone else) time and money on fuel and vehicular upkeep.
If Queenslander learner drivers are taught the proper skills through an intensive defensive driving program, they will have the knowledge to navigate any road condition with confidence. With this policy, our roads will become safer and our young adult drivers will be on the road sooner. Supervisors will save time and money and can be content in knowing learner drivers have had the proper training needed for all situations on the road. This policy will give Queenslanders a more logical approach to driver safety throughout the state.