New policy for p-platers and high powered cars
P-PLATE drivers in the Northern Rivers could soon be back behind the wheel of some turbocharged cars if a new policy by Austroads is given the go ahead by the NSW government.
Under the policy, based around the power-to-mass ratio of a vehicle, p-plate drivers would be permitted to drive vehicles that are turbocharged for efficiency but not performance.
Currently in NSW p-platers are banned from driving V8 engine, turbocharged or supercharged vehicles.
The proposal has received support from roads minister Duncan Gay but would have to be approved by parliament before it came into affect.