NSW’s Safest Drivers Are In Baulkham Hills

Motorists in the electorate of Baulkham Hills are the safest drivers in the state according to figures on the take-up of half price driver’s licences.

The government announced last year that motorists with a clean driving record for 5 years would receive a 50% discount on the costs of their licence

Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott said figures from RMS show more motorists from Baulkham Hills have taken up the offer than any other electorate in New South Wales.

“Not only is Baulkham Hills home to the most discount recipients, but the suburbs of Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill and Kellyville are all within the top ten suburbs in our state,” Mr Elliott said.

“It is wonderful to see so many Baulkham Hills residents pay close attention to the speed limit and drive safely.”

Mr Elliott said the ‘Fair Go for Safe Drivers’ scheme aims to provide a financial incentive for people who do the right thing during a five year period.

 “Each year, hundreds of people are killed on NSW roads due to risky behaviours,” Mr Elliott said.

“This is a way we can reward good drivers and encourage other drivers with an incentive where they can save up to $81.

“This is a practical scheme which rewards people with good driving records and encourages better driving behaviour in others.

 “With this policy, not only are roads in Baulkham Hills becoming safer, but residents are being assisted with some extra money in their pockets to help offset the rising cost of living.”

Of the 4.3 million drivers in NSW 2.1 million are eligible for the discount.

The figures show 3858 drivers in the electorate of Baulkham Hills have taken advantage of the discounted licence.

Since the discounted license was offered in July last year, more than 157,000 people across the state have benefited from the 50% cut.

More women have taken up the discounted licence than men, with 86,808 women claiming the discount and 71,130 men doing so.

  The top 20 suburbs:

            Suburb         Total License Holders     Given the discount
Port Macquarie            34,198            1,104
Dubbo            28,060            1,059
Orange            27,435               960
Baulkham Hills            28,186               821
Castle Hill            31,840               820
Blacktown            31,236               810
Kellyville            23,448               804
Goulburn            16,914               700
Coffs Harbour            19,619               642
Quakers Hill            19,406               636
Mosman            24,121               611
Tamworth            15,420               606
Armidale            16,951               600
Glenmore Park            15,022               592
Penrith               9940               561
Broken Hill            14,408               536
Randwick            22,453               531
Marrickville            19,030               523
Epping            19,239               509
Chatswood            20,410               504

 

The top 20 electorates:

Electorate Total License Holders Given the Discount
Baulkham Hills

140,614

3858

Camden

70,839

2396

Blacktown

80,265

2365

Londonderry

78,613

2300

Charlestown

67,851

2290

Monaro

61,793

2238

Upper Hunter

66,324

2238

Wyong

59,019

2228

Bega

69,411

2219

Albury

56,621

2172

Goulburn

57,142

2085

Maitland

56,335

2043

Cessnock

54,138

2022

Wakehurst

73,356

2011

Balmain

80,147

1999

Coffs Harbour

56,927

1996

Tamworth

53,935

1992

Canterbury

84,538

1979

Willoughby

71,159

1968

Newcastle

55,513

1961