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Politician’s plan to cut road deaths

With this summer being one of the worst on our roads, politicians are scrambling to find a solution.

Andrew Fraser, member for Coffs Harbour, tells Mark Levy a driver education program could be the answer to reducing deaths on our roads.

“In my opinion, it should be compulsory in all schools.

“If we teach children in school how to cook themselves a meal, surely we can teach them how to drive and also educate them in the proper use of a motor vehicle.”

Mr Fraser says the program teaches young people how to drive in all conditions which will make them safer drivers.

“We’ve had anecdotal evidence where children haven’t driven in wet or night conditions because their mother or father don’t like doing it themselves. Then they’re given their license.

“This is a program that says you must pass all the theory modules, you must pass practical modules before you sit for your driver’s license.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Having a driver’s license is a privilege, it’s not a right.”

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