Did you know that in 2016, P1 and P2 licence holders made up only 8% of all NSW drivers, yet accounted for 15% of road fatalities?
From November 20 2017, how you get your drivers licence will change, to make sure new drivers are safe drivers on our roads.
Changes are coming to the testing you need to progress through the 4 licensing stages.
In addition, P2 drivers who get suspended for unsafe driving will end up adding an extra 6 months to the time they need to spend on their P2 licence.
Overview of the changes – from learner to full licence
You need to complete 7 steps to progress from a learner to a full licence:
- Pass the Driver Knowledge Test to get your learner licence
- Hold your learner licence for at least 12 months, and complete 120 hours of supervised driving practice, including 20 hours of night driving (unless you’re 25 or older)
- Pass the Driving Test to get your provisional P1 (red) licence
- Hold your P1 licence for at least 12 months
- Pass the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) to get your provisional P2 (green) licence
- Hold your P2 licence for at least 2 years (24 months)
- Pass the Driver Qualification Test (DQT) to get your full, unrestricted licence.