P-plate dliemma

By JENI FAULKNER

ONE P-plate driver dies in NSW every six days, while another 17 are involved in daily crashes, yet proposed restrictions won't change these statistics say locals.

Young drivers on the Coffs Coast are angry with proposed restrictions released by the State Government this week which ban them from getting behind the wheel of a high-powered vehicle, stop them from driving late at night and impose a limit of one passenger only.

The restrictions are part of an 11-point proposal designed to stop youth carnage on the State's roads.

Bek Williams, 17, of Coffs Harbour, is an L-plate driver who believes the new State Government proposal is 'stupid'.

"I think we should be able to drive whatever we like as long as we know and understand how to drive safely," Bek said.

"We should not be restricted to only one passenger, either. When you get your licence you like to drive around with friends and that may be distracting but I think it is important to learn how to drive with distractions, too."



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