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Stuff For L1 Learners

Posted on 21 March, 2020 at 20:00

Edit - this post mentions L2 assessments, which as of April 23/2020, no longer apply.  There is now only one practical Driving Assessment, for Learners, for their P Plates.


Carry your license with you at all times when you are driving.


Only a person with a full current Australian driver's License (not provisional or overseas) who has not had any period of suspension or disqualification in the last 2 years, must be in the front passenger seat as your supervisory driver.


Do not drink ANY alcohol. You must have a zero blood alcohol reading as a learner driver.


L Plates must be clearly visible from the front and rear of the vehicle.


The L1 Maximum Speed Limit is 80kph.


Do not tow another vehicle or trailer.


As a Learner Driver you are permitted to drive at night and in wet conditions.


Animals are most active at dawn and dusk, so you must learn to scan the sides of the road and be prepared to act.  Do not stop suddenly, or swerve.


When approaching another vehicle at night, switch your headlights to LOW BEAM when at least 200m away. That includes coming up behind another vehicle.


As you get more hours, actively become more aware of your place in traffic and how you interact with other vehicles.


L1 drivers will need to perform at least 30 hours of supervised driving, the more the better!!


While it is not required for your L2 PDA, you should practise the logging exercise in the L1 Logbook which can be obtained at Services Tasmania in Charles Street, Launceston.


This is soooo important - the more supervised driving hours you get, the safer you will be when you start driving on your own.

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