P-Plate driver Lonique Stander feels provisional licence holders like herself are unfairly targeted as hoons or bad drivers by the older community.
P-Plate driver Lonique Stander feels provisional licence holders like herself are unfairly targeted as hoons or bad drivers by the older community. Brenda Strong

P-plate drivers are not all hoons

SHE is a P-plate driver but Lonique Stander doesn't want to be classed as a hoon or irresponsible driver.

The 20-year-old sales associate from Gladstone admits many provisional licence holders are unnecessarily given a bad reputation as a result of the minority of hoons in this age bracket.

“When they see your P-plates people automatically assume you are a bad driver or a hoon,” Lonique said.

“There is just as many bad and dangerous older drivers.”

Admitting she would never drink-drive or excessively speed, Lonique feels a lot of accidents involving P-plate drivers were merely inexperience and not irresponsibility.

Gaining her licence in 2008, Lonique said she has never been caught for speeding and regularly gets pulled over for random breath testing.

Lonique said hooning was stupidity and it was only a matter of time before offenders got caught.

“I don't believe in excessive speeding, they are there for a reason,” Lonique said.

“And I am definitely against drink-driving.

“How hard is it to call a taxi or get a lift home safely?”



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