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Victorian Government Offers Money To Young Drivers For Replacing Their Old Cars

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The Victorian State Government is aiming to use the $6.9 million AUD grant to replace around 1,000 old vehicles.

The Victorian State government in Australia has ordered that young drivers be paid $5,000 AUD as an incentive to replace their old vehicles with newer and safer models. Individuals must be between the ages of 18 and 25 and own a vehicle that is at least 16 years old in order to qualify for this incentive. The vehicle should also have an ANCAP rating of one to two stars, preferably none.

According to reports, a programme called ‘unsafe2safe’ was launched last year and is funded by taxpayers. Except for Melbourne, the new announcement will affect 150 people living throughout Victoria. The deadline for applications is September 4, after which the government will select 150 people at random to receive the $5,000 AUD incentive. These individuals will be able to choose their vehicles—used or new models—as they see fit, subject to a few restrictions.

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The guidelines that the young drivers will have to follow reportedly are that new vehicles should have been manufactured after 2012, they should cost under $30,000 and must not be repaired ones and must have at least four stars from the ANCAP agency. 

The Victorian State Government is aiming to use the $6.9 million AUD grant to replace around 1,000 old vehicles. This move, reportedly, will help young drivers to be safer while driving in the regional area of the state as this age group is more prone to accidents compared to other age groups, stated a few studies. 

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