Learner's permit conditions
If you have a learner's permit you can be fined, get demerit points or lose your licence if you:
- drive without a qualified supervising driver in the seat next to you
- drive more than 10km/h over the speed limit
- drive faster than 100km/h, even if the speed limit is more than that
- get more than 4 demerit points
- drive after drinking alcohol or taking drugs
- drive without L plates
- drive any vehicle other than the type of vehicle listed on your permit
- use a mobile phone of any kind - including hands-free - while driving
- drive without your learner’s permit with you.
- Driving with a qualified supervising driver is a great chance to learn from someone with experience. Ask lots of questions. Learn everything you can.
- A learner's permit is valid for 2 years, so
there's plenty of time to gain extra experience to keep you safe. The more you practise
as a learner the safer you'll be.
- The conditions on learner's permits and provisional licences are strict, but they're like that because your chances of an accident are highest when you haven't had much driving experience.
- Research shows young drivers take more risks, and are 4-5 times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes, when they have 2 or more passengers their own age.