Three former TAC Cup players - Geelong's Gary Ablett, Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell and Carlton's Matthew Kreuzer are spreading the word about the importance of learner drivers getting sufficient driving experience.
More than 300 young drivers aged 18 – 25 have lost their lives in Victoria in the last 10 years – representing just less than one in four or 23% of drivers lives lost in Victoria in this period.
In 2018, 14% of drivers who lost their lives were aged between 18 and 25 years, with this age group only representing around 10% of Victorian licence holders.
Young Drivers lives lost (1987 – 2018)
Of the 14 young drivers who lost their lives on our roads in 2018:
- 79% were male
- 39% were killed in regional Victoria (73% of these were killed on 100+km/hr roads)
- 50% were killed in single vehicle crashes
- 75% were involved in crashes that occurred in high alcohol times