The ACT Road Safety Council was backing a pitch to overhaul Canberra's driver's licence system on this day in 1964.
The proposal, put forward to the council by the Department of the Interior, called for two tests for licence applicants after they attended two lectures; one on road rules, and one on road safety observance.
"Applicants for driver's licences must pass two tests. On passing the first, the driver is given a provisional licence valid for three years," a story on the front page of The Canberra Times said.
"At the end of the three years, if the driver has no court convictions for any number of offences relating specifically to road safety, he must take an advanced test.
"On passing this test, the driver is issued with a confirmed licence. If he fails, and fails again at a compulsory second attempt three months later, he will be delicensed."
The plan also called for existing licence holders to abide by the driver points system.