- Unlicensed drivers include people who have never had a licence or whose licence has expired.
- In Victoria, unlicensed drivers make up 8% of drivers and riders in all fatal road crashes.
- People driving unlicensed are a safety risk to other road users and while there aren't a huge number, they are over-represented in road trauma.
- People that are unlicensed are more likely to take additional risks on the road such as drink driving or speeding.
- People that drive while their licence is cancelled or suspended are a risk to themselves and others on the road.
Staying safe when driving
You should not drive if you:
- have never held a valid driver’s licence, or if you’re a learner driver without a supervising driver
- if your licence has expired
- if your licence has been cancelled or suspended as a result of an offence
- if you are not complying with conditions on your licence, such as having an alcohol interlock fitted.
What we are doing about unlicensed driving
- Victoria Police have implemented highly effective systems such as Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to deter those contemplating driving whilst unlicensed.