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If you hold an L2 licence when the changes are introduced in December 2020, the following will apply:

  • compulsory 50 logbook hours and hold the licence for nine continuous months before eligible for your P1 assessment (these requirements have not changed from the current process);
  • no requirement to sit the Hazard Perception Test;
  • a total ban on mobile phone use- including hands-free and speaker mode during the learner and P1 stages;
  • no towing during the learner stage;
  • new maximum speed limits of 90km/h for learners and 100km/h for P1 licence holders. There is no change to speed limits for P2 drivers who can still drive up to the posted limit;
  • restricting P1 drivers under 25 years from carrying more than one peer passenger (first 12 months of the provisional period). This will only apply to passengers between the age of 16 and 21 years and exemptions will apply for employment, essential activities and for special family circumstances;
  • requirement to display green P plates in the P2 stage;
  • you must continue to have zero blood/breath alcohol content (BAC) in both the learner and provisional stages;
  • you may be eligible for the Safer Driver Reward if you have progressed through the provisional period (P1 and P2) without an offence.