Confusing road rules P-platers are breaking | Print

There’s nothing quite like that first Maccas run when you get your driver’s licence. The thrill of swapping over the ‘L’ for a bright red ‘P’, the quick burst of that bubble when you realise your petrol tank is empty and this time you’re the one who has to fill it.

It’s well understood that phone use, including making phone calls, messaging and scrolling on social media is strictly banned, but the increased accessibility of cars and devices with Bluetooth and USB capability means that what is considered ‘using’ your phone can become confusing.

We’ve broken down the specific restrictions placed on probationary drivers (P1 and P2) in Victoria regarding the use of GPS and music, to ensure the safety of everyone on the roads.

Article written for RoyalAuto, May 2019. Read the full story here.

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