Canberra, June 20(ANI): About 50 percent of Australians think that high school dropouts should not be given their driver’s licence, a new survey said.
The Carsguide.com.au survey has shown that 60 percent of the total 1200 respondents considered barring school dropouts from getting a driver’s licence unless they left school to learn driving.
With drivers aged 18 to 25 making up a substantial amount of the road accidents toll, many believed that keeping school dropouts off the road would increase safety.
48 percent of people said the government should be able to ban dropouts from getting a licence, as compared to 41 per cent who opposed such a move.
The survey was prompted in the wake of the United States providing an incentive for young people to remain in school.
“It’s certainly a controversial concept that gets many hot under the collar.
Most are open to the idea that if teenagers are not attending high school or learning a trade, they should not have a licence”, News.com.au quoted the Carsguide.com.au editor Karla Pincott, as saying.
Lawmakers in Minnesota are considering a bill that would not allow school dropouts to get driving licence. (ANI)