Young ‘lack car skills’

A LACK of skills and knowledge is the key reason young Victorian drivers are putting themselves at risk on the road, new statistics suggest.

The statistics, from Driver Safety Aust­ralia and Supercheap Auto, revealed three in four Victorian drivers aged 25 and under were driving a car more than a decade old, and two in five of these drivers had knowingly driven an unsafe car. 

Yet 34 per cent of Victorians were still not undertaking regular checks on their cars, ­believing it to be someone else’s responsibility or that a warning light would alert them to any safety issues.

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