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Drivers Licence Adelaide

Unfortunately, statistics show that new drivers, particularly those aged 16 to 20 years, are up to three times more likely to be involved in a serious road crash. While road crashes account for a quarter of all deaths of people aged 15-25 in developed nations. In 2014 road accidents could be attributed to 45% of all deaths of young people aged 17-25, young drivers represent one quarter of all Australian road deaths, while only making up 10-15% of the licensed population. The largest cause of fatal crash in young drivers is speeding, with 80% of fatalities being young males.

But research has also found that strengthening the driving experience and supervision of new drivers through graduated licensing schemes can lead to significant reductions in crashes both before and after obtaining a driver’s licence.

The Graduated Licensing Scheme is the process of obtaining a full drivers licence in Adelaide

  • A gradual process which involves: at least 75 hours of supervised driving during the Learner's Permit phase
  • A two-stage Provisional Driver Licence (P1 and P2)
  • A compulsory Hazard Perception Test to progress from P1 to P2
  • Rewards for drivers who do the right thing, and penalties for those who don't.

Learner's Drivers Licence

  • 16 years or older
  • Pass Theory Test
  • (Bike Class pass Basic Rider Safe)

P1 Provisional

  • 17 years or older
  • If you are under the age of 25 you must hold a Learner's Permit for at least 12 months
  • If you are aged 25 or over you must hold your learner’s permit for at least 6 months
  • Complete 75 hours (includes minimum 15 hours at night) supervised driving
  • Pass Vehicle On Road Test (VORT) or Competency Based Training & Assessment (CBT&A) course
  • (Bike Class pass advanced Rider Safe)

P2 Provisional

  • 18 years or older
  • Pass Hazard Perception Test
  • Hold a P1 licence for at least 12 months and remain demerit point free

Full Drivers Licence

  • 19 years or older (20 years+ if one - three demerit points incurred)
  • Hold provisional Driver licence continuously for minimum of two years including six months on P2

If you are disqualified at any stage you will automatically go back one step in the process. Learner's Driver Licence holders will have to pass the Theory Test again. P1 Driver Licence holders will have to pass their VORT or CBT course again. P2 Driver Licence holders will have to pass their Hazard Perception Test again.

Enforced time periods for the various stages may be extended and curfew conditions may also be imposed.

The Definitive Guide To Getting Your Drivers Licence The First Time