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Do We Need Stricter Rules For Overseas Tourists To Drive In Australia

One MP thinks so

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Should there be stricter rules for international tourists who wish to drive in Australia? One MP things so. 

Federal MP, Sarah Henderson, whose electorate takes in the Great Ocean Road wants higher standards for international tourists on driving holidays.

"These tourists are coming across from other parts of the world, getting into a hire car and they really are a moving time bomb," government backbencher Sarah Henderson told ABC, adding that 20 per cent of crashes on the Great Ocean Road involve international drivers.

Ms Henderson said there are cases of tourists driving on the wrong side of the road, stopping in the middle of the highway to take pictures of koalas and ignoring stop signs.

She's called for a review of international driver's licences and for tourists to watch compulsory road safety video clips.

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