Story: Teenagers and youth

Raising the driving age

In 2010 the government announced it intended to raise the minimum driving age for those on a learner's licence from 15 to 16. However, the proposal worried some 15-year-olds who were keen to start driving.

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Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Teenagers and risk', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017