December 2020 licensing changes

The changes include:

  • one learner period
  • 80 compulsory logbook hours, including 15 at night
  • no hands free mobile phone use during the learner and P1 periods
  • changes to the maximum speed limit for learners and P1 licence holders
  • a Hazard Perception Test to gain a P1
  • peer passenger restrictions for P1 drivers under 25
  • requirement to display green P plates in the P2 stage.

For a summary of these changes you can watch the explainer video or listen to the changes explained in another language.

You can also see the licence process for each novice licence stage for licences that were held before the changes were introduced.

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