Ernest Banfield’s drivers’ licence for 1915-1916, courtesy Diana Hardie.

Drivers’ Licences

“Mr Cato drew the attention of the meeting to the desirability of the licencing of all drivers of motor vehicles. Mr Pitchford agreed but considered that it should be a licence by examination.

Mr Raphael concurred.”

Club minutes, 31 May 1916

“Licencing of drivers - Mr Cato spoke on the advisability of the club advocating the licencing of drivers of motor cars. Mr Gardam advised that the committee reviewed the new Traffic Act suggesting many amendments, and he understood that it would be brought before the next sitting of parliament, this Act provided for the licencing of drivers.”

Club minutes, 26 June 1916