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Source: State of Tasmania Government

22 December 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is dedicated to ensuring learner drivers have the support they need to obtain their licence and the tools they need to drive safely on our roads.

With new and revised rules that came into effect on December 1, we are now offering a Plates Plus free lesson, which is a new initiative as part of our Plates Plus campaign, to make sure learners get more time learning behind the wheel with a professional driver trainer.

The free one-hour on-road lesson will support new drivers to develop the lifelong knowledge and skills they need to ensure they, and the Tasmanian community, are safer on the road.

The Plates Plus free lesson is in addition to the current educational and practical Keys2drive free lesson, and will be delivered through the already established Keys2drive program, which means learners will receive two free lessons.

The Plates Plus free lesson can be taken straight after the Keys2drive free lesson, or at a later time – whichever suits the instructor and learner driver.

To help learner drivers achieve 80 on-road hours, the free lessons will each count as two hours of on-road log book experience for every one hour lesson.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is investing more than $75 million in road safety improvements, to be delivered through our Towards Zero Action Plan 2020-24.

The Action Plan targets Tasmania’s highest risk areas and aims to achieve the greatest possible reductions in serious injuries and deaths as a result of road trauma.

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