Peter Malinauskas, the Prime Minister of the Australian state of South Australia, wants to introduce an additional driver's license for super sports cars. The politician announced this on August 20, 2022.
Malinauskas announced that there will be a new registration system for drivers who want to drive "high-performance sports cars". "Similar to motorcycle and truck licenses, drivers would have to undergo special training and meet other requirements," he explained.
Traction control no longer switched off
Furthermore, the deactivation of traction control in vehicles with "high performance" should be prohibited. In addition, there should be a tightening of the law, which withdraws the driver's license in the case of a murder charge until the verdict. Another level of sanctions is also being examined in cooperation with the South Australia Police and the Attorney General's Office. It is to be introduced between the acts of "driving without due care" and "dangerous driving resulting in death".
The state government is now starting to draft the laws and implement the reforms. They are to come into force by the end of the year and apply retrospectively to all drivers of unspecified sports cars.
Tragic accident with Lamborghini
This is preceded by a recent verdict on a tragic accident from 2019 in which two girls were hit by a Lamborghini Huracán on the sidewalk in Glengowrie. 15-year-old Sophia Naismith died, her friend was seriously injured. The accident driver Alexander Campbell had lost control of his sports car.
He pleaded guilty to negligent driving in court, but was acquitted of the murder charge on August 19, 2022, but found guilty of the lesser offense of "driving without due care". The judge justified this because it could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Campbell had accelerated intentionally and in a dangerous manner.
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In the Australian state of South Australia, the Prime Minister wants to introduce a special driver's license for drivers of super sports cars - also retrospectively. In addition, switching off traction control is to be banned and other laws are to be adjusted. This was preceded by the verdict in proceedings in which a Lamborghini driver caused an accident resulting in death and was sentenced to what was supposedly a light sentence.