P1 Passenger Restrictions
Passenger carrying restrictions
P1 drivers under 25 will be restricted to carrying one peer passenger aged 16-21 years old.
P1 drivers have limited experience and still need to devote their attention to driving. Removing distractions like peer passengers is a proven way to help reduce distractions and protect new drivers.
Who is a peer passenger?
A peer passenger is someone aged between 16 and 21 years old, but does not include:
- family members, such as a spouse, domestic partner, sibling or step-sibling
- an experienced driver who holds a full licence (the same as a supervisory driver)
- Tasmania Police or emergency services workers that are driving in the course of their duties
- anyone younger than 16
- anyone older than 21.
You can carry these people as passengers without needing an exemption.
Are there exemptions?
There are automatic exemptions (no need to apply) if you are a P1 driver under 25 and need to carry more than one passenger aged 16 to 21 for the following reasons:
- essential activities (such as education or medial purposes)
- family circumstances.
We will provide more information about the exemptions as the changes are made.
The FAQs have more information for current licence holders.