The Driver Licensing system has been reviewed as part of Government’s commitment to achieve a more efficient transport regulatory system underpinned by better quality regulation.
The review found that the Driver Licensing system’s core policies are sound but there are areas of opportunity where improvements in the system could produce measurable social, safety, and economic benefits.
A discussion paper providing options for changing the Driver Licensing Rule was released on 19 April 2016.
The Review covers:
- Moving to a digital licensing environment
- Supporting a more productive commercial driving sector
- Standardising regulatory requirements and reducing compliance costs for endorsement holders
The consultation period was open for six weeks and closed on Thursday 2nd June 2016. Analysis of submissions is currently underway.
- Download the Discussion Document [PDF, 1.1 MB]
- Read questions and answers about the review [PDF, 808 KB]
- Read the Associate Transport Minister's media release (external link)
- Link to the Driver Licensing Rule (external link)
- Download the Preliminary Cost Benefit Analysis of Driver Licensing Reform [PDF, 387 KB]
- Download the Preliminary Cost Benefit Analysis of Driver Licensing Reform: Driver Licence Classes and Endorsements [PDF, 662 KB]
- Download the Literature Review of Heavy Vehicle Driver Licensing [PDF, 778 KB]
- Download the eye sight crash risk study [PDF, 398 KB]
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If you have any queries about this consultation, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org