Cases of suspected fraudulent drivers' licence applications were rife in the ACT on this day in 1991, as at least 240 cases were being investigated by the ACT government's investigations unit.
Officers claimed the ACT's application system was abused by foreign and interstate drivers, who used random ACT addresses to claim residency and gain licences.
The ACT only required first-time licence-holders to undergo driving tests, which was suspected to be a reason behind the fraud.
The unit recommended implementing practical driving tests and a licence demerit system.
"The unit is investigating claims that ACT licences are being sent abroad ... where they are regarded as forms of identification," said a spokesperson.
"In the case of NSW and other interstate drivers, we are finding that because the ACT does not have a demerit point scheme drivers who are about to lose their interstate licences come to Canberra, give false addresses and get a new licence."
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