26 September 2023

Safe drivers to run up rewards

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Safe motorists around the State can expect to find their next driver licence renewal cheaper than it’s been with a 25 per cent discount to be available from October.

Announcing the recommencement of the Safe Driver Discount, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll said learner and probationary licence hopefuls would also save money with the abolition of learner and probationary licence fees, as well as online testing fees.

“Drivers who have not incurred demerit points or committed road safety offences in the previous three years will receive a 25 per cent discount off their next licence renewal, meaning a saving of up to $73 on a new 10-year driver licence,” Mr Carroll said.

“The Safe Driver Discount will recommence for driver licence renewals generated after 1 October.”

He said that from this week (15 August), aspiring L-platers will save up to $51.40 in licence and online testing fees, while learner drivers going for their P-plates will save up to $133.30 in licence and online hazard perception testing fees.

“Victoria’s new online learner permit and hazard perception tests will also be free,” the Minister said.

“These tests were made available online last year to provide more options and greater flexibility for aspiring drivers looking to achieve their licence goals anywhere, anytime, with more than 90 per cent of customers now choosing this new option,” he said.

“Car, motorcycle, and heavy vehicle licence holders of all ages will also benefit from reintroduction of the Safe Driver Discount, which was abolished by the former Liberal National Government in 2013,” Mr Carroll said.

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