Daniel Andrews posts P’s photo as Victoria to make learner’s licence free

Daniel Andrews has used the removal of learner and probationary license fees to showcase his own P-plater photo from the 1990s.

The Victorian Premier shared his vintage snap with Instagram followers on Monday after announcing the state’s driving test fees would be slashed.

In the snap, Mr Andrews is seen sporting a graphic style, crew neck T-shirt and round glasses.

The picture also revealed the Premier passed his driving test in August 1996 while living in Wangarrata, in Victoria’s northeast.

“Those glasses were trendy back then, I swear; things change, I guess,” he told followers.

The new rules will see aspiring L-platers save up to $51.40 in license and online testing fees from Monday, August 15.

Learner drivers going for their P-plates will save up to $133.30 in license and online hazard perception testing fees.

Drivers who have not incurred demerit points or committed road safety offenses in the previous three years will receive a 25 per cent discount off their next license renewal.

This could mean a saving of up to $73 on a new 10-year driver’s license.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the switch will save prospective drivers money amid widespread cost of living hikes.

“Getting your Ls and Ps is one of life’s most significant milestones – and we are delivering them for free,” he said.

“This puts money back into the pockets of Victorian families and makes it easier to unlock all the opportunities that come with a driver’s license.”

Originally published as Daniel Andrews barely recognizable in P-plater photo


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