Firstly I would just like to pass on my sincere condolences for your loss. Also, I think you are a very brave man to campaign for changes to our road laws and wish you every success.
As I read through your website and came to the page for comments, I hope that maybe you can make people aware of the following fact:
If you are a fully licensed driver in Victoria there are no driver safety courses you can do where your vehicle is insured!
A couple of years ago I purchased a special deal of 2 safety courses from Murcott's driving school for my partner for Xmas, who was 37. I wanted to buy him an advanced driving safety course but he had to complete a basic course first. Just prior to my partner booking in for the course, I asked him to ring our insurance company (AAMI) to check and make sure he would be covered by our insurance while he did the course. To our utter surprise and because the course was held at a racetrack (Sandown), once he drove on the track, the car was no longer insured! I then checked with a couple of other companies and their policy is the same.
There are plenty of driving courses for P-Platers to undertake, but how does an adult who has had a license for years seek to better themselves as a driver when insurance companies won't insure your vehicle when doing this type of course?
The course is a safer driving course under command of a qualified instructor – not a hoon around a racetrack for hotted up vehicles – teaching people to be able to drive out of a dangerous situation.
We made the decision not to go to the course and Murcott's was exceptional because they refunded the cost of the course when we explained the reasons.
I believe Murcott's have disclaimers on their website now regarding this. Murcott's had an incident with a Porche losing control during a course and causing some damage just prior to us trying to book in for the course. This was reported in an article in the Herald Sun too.
I wish you the very best of luck in getting road laws changed. I have a million ideas and suggestions to make Victoria 's road safer but the story above is fact and I think it stinks!