Think he needs permission because of his age and the type of car it is. Lots of countries try and stop young boy racers so not letting 18/19 year olds drive fast cars isn't that strange... Whether the law is right or not his licence only allows him to drive to and from practice - he's not stuck to that so he should face the law. Locking himself in the house is beyond ridiculous - make an official complaint to the police if you need to - don't ignore their instructions.
What an Australia Day - their great hope doing them proud...
it seems totally unfair for the laws to decide that a younger driver can't drive a certain type of car. once you have a license to drive you have a license to drive. and what is this strange black/white previleges of when TOmic can drive the car? just to practice? why allow him to do that? it's just as dangerous for him to drive the car to practice as anywhere else.
you're right though. the laws might be silly but it always is a mistake to disobey or argue with the police. i definitely see where Tomic is coming from, it's a bit absurd the rules and how the cops handled it doesn't sound that great. getting charged for revving an engine is silly.
sounds like a much tougher and more difficult driving system than in America